|I usually leave my computer running when I go to sleep. I put up a stream or some music to listen to before I doze off. |
A couple of times now, I have woken up to my BIOS screen. The first time, I just shut down my machine, restarted it, and it booted to windows just fine. I came to discover that one of my hard drives had disappeared from my OS. I restarted the PC and checked the BIOS, the drive had disappeared from there as well.
I checked the connections to the mobo and psu, and everything seemed fine, but to be sure, I swapped out the SATA cable and installed the new one in a different port on the motherboard.
This fixed the issue initially, but a few days later the same thing happened. Again, while I slept, so I was unable to see what was actually happening when the system crashed.
I have checked my power settings, and discovered that windows would shut down a HD when it wasn't in use, and disabled that feature, but it has happened since I did that as well. I went into the drive properties, ran a check disc in the tools menu, and that turned up fine.
Stretching for any answers, I ran a memtest for an entire work day, and got no errors with my memory configuration.
I'm thinking it may just be a bad drive. I purchased it just a couple weeks ago, but I can't seem to think of anything else.
I was wondering if anyone could give me any suggestions or feedback.
The hard drive in question is a 2Tb Seagate Barracuda (link to the newegg page: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ... ) I just use it for storage, it doesn't hold any OS files on it, so I'm not sure why it would crash my whole system.
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