Odd Problem

By Tippytom
Jul 7, 2007
  1. If I bump my machine whatever HDD I'm writing data to loses the MFT.
    When I reboot the HDD is not recognized by Bios. but if i unplug the machine for a few minuets then start it up everything is fine.
    This has happened to 2 different HDD's. One on my primary IDE Channel And one on my secondary IDE channel, at different times.
    IDE controller is on the Motherboard not PCI card. I've checked all connections and they seem fine.

    Win XP Pro
    CPU- P4 2.4
    Motherboard- Abit IS7
    Memory- 2GB (2x1GB)

    HDD - Primary IDE channel
    C: Maxtor 120GB 6y120p0
    D: Seagate 250GB 9y704g-557

    HDD Secondary IDE channel
    F: Western Digital 120GB WDCWD1200jb-00GVA0

    Optical Drive -Secondary IDE channel E: Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-111D
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,185   +225

    Make sure the IDE cable is plugged firmly into the motherboard. Also, you might check that the motherboard is properly mounted to the case and not shorting when the case is bumped...

    Stop bumping the computer!
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