Hard drive problems over the last couple of months have been way high and out of proportion.
What happens is that the computer will start acting up in Windows, the user decides to reboot, and upon booting the system cannot find the hard drive. On occasion, it’s when first powering up the unit in the morning.
The fix is to disconnect power, open up the box, unplug the hard drive cable and then reconnect. This has happened with both IDE and SATA hard drives.
I have asked ASUS tech support if they have ever heard of this and naturally they had not. On some of these systems, it has happened more than once over the course of 6 months.
The fix is easy, but very frustrating. If you have any ideas or info on this, I’m all ears.