I have had three hard drives go u/s on me whist restoring from an image created by Windows 7.
The drives (Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 - ST380215AS - 80Gb; Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B - HDT721016SLA380 - 160Gb; Western Digital Scorpio - WD1600BEVA - 160Gb. The last is a 2.5", the others 3.5". All three are SATA II.) worked fine. I have even restore from the image before with no trouble.
My problem is that now I can't even get passed the POST. It locks up as soon as it gets to the drive.
If I remove the drive the system starts normally (albeit without an OS). I have even reset and cleared the CMOS in a hop that that would do it.
I have installed my data drive on SATA port 1 and the problem drive on to one of the other SATA ports (my board has a total of 4) but the system locks up as soon as it gets to the problem drive.
I have tried different SATA cables and SATA ports, but still no joy.
My system is:
Motherboard: ASRock ConRoe 133-DVI/H R2.0 with latest BIOS update
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core E2200 Socket 775 2.2GHz 800FSB
RAM:OCZ 4GB Kit (2x2GB) DDR2 667MHz/PC2-5300
Graphics Card: Sapphire HD 4550 512MB DDR3 VGA DVI HDMI HDCP PCI-E
DVD Drive 1: LiteOn 20x DVD±RW Dual Layer & Ram + Lightscribe IDE
DVD Drive 2: LiteOn 16x DVD Rom IDE
Anybody have any idea how I can sort this problem out or do I just buy new hard drives?