Computer Forgot C: drive?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by BrokenDaily, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. BrokenDaily

    BrokenDaily MDL Junior Member

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    I booted up my computer a few minutes ago (Dell XPS 8700), and after a few minutes of boot up, it ended up rebooting, but then it couldn't detect my C: Drive, and I bet it would've caused it to go on an infinite boot loop, so I hard-shutdown it, unplug the power, bleed out the rest by pressing the power button, and make sure the power and data cables on my hard drives are secure; I plug the power in, boot up, and its all fine

    does anyone know what could cause this, a faulty data cable, power issue, something im missing; if its a cable thing I'll get some replacements from amazon if I need to, but a second opinion would be helpful
     
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  2. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Username checks out
     
  3. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    Do you have a cat?
     
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  4. BrokenDaily

    BrokenDaily MDL Junior Member

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    we would've gotten a cat for our spanish spanial dog, but both mom and dad agreed the smell of a litterbox would be too much; and no, despite my poor choice of profile naming, I did nothing beyond replacing the thermal compound on my cpu and nvidia graphics card, and cleaning my computer of all the dust that built up inside it 2 days ago
     
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  5. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    Too difficult to determine what the problem is if it is working now. If it continues to do that and a reset is required more often then there could be something to look for. You might want to check the health status of your hard drive
     
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  6. AlfTupper

    AlfTupper MDL Novice

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    Cause & effect perhaps. I've never been a great believer in coincidence.
     
  7. macnavarra

    macnavarra MDL Junior Member

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    The Dell XPS 8700 may! have case intrusion detection enable by default in BIOS, so by replacing the thermal compound on your cpu and nvidia graphics card, and cleaning you´re computer, don't forget to go to the BIOS setup menu and load the default BIOS settings save&exit after the job is finished.
     
  8. BrokenDaily

    BrokenDaily MDL Junior Member

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    ill just write this all off as a one-time thing; go ahead and marked this solved, shove it in the back of the forum closet, I don't care anymore

    sorry for wasting a thread people
     
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  9. tonto11

    tonto11 MDL Addicted

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    No problem , I had this issue one time with an old homebrew AMD
    It got worse. Turned out it was the connectors on the hdd cable
    replaced the cable, no more problem.

    ...T
     
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