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Old 09-02-2011, 10:26 PM   #1
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im running a 1tb WD carver green hdd, im a computer technician so sometimes i have to move my pc to check IDE hdd for customers but every time i move my pc and put it to lie down on its side my system stars fine but when i put it to stand my hdd fails to boot, the screen is jest blank, sometimes it takes hours to start or i have to keep on shaking my pc for it to boot which is very annoying and when it finally boots and i stop shaking it hangs can u help me solve this problem its been happening after i installed the tb drive, i kno u ppl here got alot of knowledge, so help me out here, im not in a rush i kno how things are here on TSF but when u guys hav time help me out please
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Old 09-03-2011, 04:24 AM   #2
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Check your sata and power connectors to the hdd. Shaking it is not a great idea. The drive could be going bad so get a good backup of it ASAP!!!
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Its a new drive 6months old
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:58 PM   #4
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still check the sata and power connections. Power down the laptop unplug the battery press the power button to deplete any current. Take out the drive reinsert it.
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ok new drives go bad. read this post and you might understand where I am coming from
https://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...cs-600305.html
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ok i did check the cables, ever things fine once its on a flat surface it starts up normal boots everything, the problem starts when i shoutdown to clean out the inside of my computer its troblle to boot after cleaning i have to make sure the pc is completely flat on a surface its kind of annoying i hav to stick paper below to get it steady. my computer is a desktop PC
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sounds like a loose power cable to me .......possibly at the video card end of things rather than hard drive

I would get the system running with the case cover off / then start easily wiggling cables until you find the culprit
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ok i never tried doing that, i will get on that
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i only did it with the hdd
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sounds like either the data plug or the power plug on the drive is problematic; I would say image the drive with a program like shadow protect if you need to save your data; then install a new hard drive
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