Computer restarts showing no hard drive

  Newuser3605 12:48 29 Apr 2009
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Hello,

My computer seems to work fairly well but has started to shut down occasionally and restart. When it does so, it shows no hard drive.
This is cured by turning off the power supply and reconnecting. Then it starts normally.
I was wondering if this is a warning that the hard drive is about to fail and whether there is any way of checking it out.
Many thanks.

  AndySD 13:51 29 Apr 2009

Do you know the make of the hard drive?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:43 29 Apr 2009

I would be tempted to change the drives data cable first.

  woodchip 19:27 29 Apr 2009

You need to run disc checker on the drive for it to fix errors

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