So you guys have saved me a lot of trial and error before, so I'm hoping somebody's got an idea for my latest strange PC problem.
I've got 2 Western Digital 500gb hard drives, each about 80% full, and with a single partition on each. And recently I've been having some odd errors - freezing, a pixelated screen followed by a BSoD, and my computer is taking FOREVER to boot up. A week ago, it failed to detect any hard drives on a boot up, and was asking for a system disc. I restarted after that, and everything was fine.
But now after I've been running Windows for a few minutes, my second HDD disappears from my computer and disk management. I can't get to it through a command prompt and it never pops back up, as if the HDD has been removed. When I restart, which takes about 15 minutes now, HDD2 is in My Computer, but then disappears again.
When I go to the BIOS, I can see both hard drives on SATA channel 1 and SATA channel 6. If it were just the HDD missing, I'd think that I had a bad drive. But with all the other problems, I'm thinking it's a bad motherboard.
Anybody got any ideas about what I should try:?: