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    Exclamation Stand by = CRASH = Lost Hard Drive ?

    As title, I put the comp onto stand by, and the system stops, and the screen freeze's but all fans any everything still going.
    Then upon restart quick message flashes says somthing like code read error.. or read code error, somthing along those lines, and it says press ctrl+alt+del to restart, so I do and then on next restart another quick message saying bios defaults loading.
    Then when I finaly get back into windows the my 160Gb sata Stand Alone (Not raided) Drive has gone ???
    It's not listed in the bios anywhere either, it's totaly vanished, even tho it's all still pluged in.

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    Do you think it might have crashed because your HD died?

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    If its not listed in the bios, you are in trouble.

    I was about to suggest poping it on one of the IDE channels with the adapter, but I've just realised I dont know if the adapter is only for putting IDE drives on the SATA channel?

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    Did you kill all power to the system (turn it off at the wall, and press the power button a few times to drain it) then start it up again?

    That might fix it, but I fear the controller on the drive may be pooched.
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    What about those settings in the power management that say "turn hard drive off after: so many mins" ?
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    Clear the CMOS just in case. A friend of mine with a Gigabyte AMD760 chipset had a similar issue. Once cleared, the IDE channels came back alive again...odd I know but still it happens...

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    Test it in another comp if you can... if it doesn't work in that then its probably the drive gone tits up

    EDIT: Also, if its making a really loud shrieking and banging noise when the system powers on, the drive is probably borked. I learnt that from my 40gig IBM drive dieing on me
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