hard disk drive not found

  dreamboy1 17:14 16 Feb 2014
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I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 and run Wndows Vista,every now and then I get the message 'Hard disk drive not found,try to reseat the drive etc',this has been a problem for some years and is particuarly a problem when running disk fragmenter as it never gets to finish,anyone got any ideas

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:36 16 Feb 2014
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Can be caused by bad drive or bad connections

first make sure you have all your data backed up in case its a bad drive and make sure you have the vista key so yo can install onto a new drive.

cheapest option is to try some new SATA cables for the drive the click connection ones are best as they will stop the cable coming loose.

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