My computer (HP Pavillion a6763w) with ECS NETTLE 3 motherboard is about 2 yrs old. Sometimes, the boot up fails to recognize my SATA
internal hard drive. When I check my BIOS
the hard drive is missing and only the CD drive is shown. After using a boot CD, a couple times, the BIOS
sees the hard drive. I not sure if it is related to this problem, but sometimes the PC won't finish loading the desktop before it locks-up. Sometimes, I can go all day without a lock-up. At times, it locks after having it sleep for a few hours.
I have swapped CD and harddrive cable, swapped back now. I have tried to save BIOS
setting after harddrive is found. Saves ok, but did not correct the problem. I have worked with HP tech support and now the PC is out of warranty and they won't help. Worked with MicroSoft Windows tech support about locking up and it reloaded Windows Vista Home Premium x64. Still locks-up. Each time it locks I have to do a power reset, and most of the time the harddrive is missing from CMOS
I have installed Uniblue Suite and ran registery clean, speedupmypc, and driver update. I am still having the problems. I have used MicroSoft Fixit, as well. NO joy.
Can someone help me put an end to this problem??? Please!!