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Author Topic: Hard Drive Cables  (Read 1281 times)

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    Hard Drive Cables
    « on: August 19, 2014, 05:16:23 AM »

    I'm using Win7, intel i5, asus motherboard

    This morning I tried to boot my PC and I got an error message; "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"

    I have 2 HDs. I disconnected the SATA cables from both drives, but left the cables connected to the motherboard. I then then reconnected my OS HD with the storage HD's cable. I am wondering if if the BIOS registers cable swaps like that?


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    Re: Hard Drive Cables
    « Reply #1 on: August 19, 2014, 10:09:23 AM »
    The answer to your question has to be qualified.
    Some companies, like HP, will detect any change and  report it ti the user for confirmation. But many other PCs will not report the change.
    Also, there can be other issues.
     Such as:
    • A failing hard drive
    • A failing power supply
    • A failing firmware chip
    • Something else
    But don't give up. It may be that just swapping the drive cables will fix the problem. Sometimes it is just that easy. No harm in trying, the cables are identical.