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WINDOW 7 BOOTING

Strange thing is happening during window 7 boot. The problem is not regular but sometimes happen. Problem is window sometime REPEAT SOMETIME NOT EVERYTIME will not boot and that time IDE 160 GB SATA HDD does not show in bios mode. I power off and on that time window boots. What could be the possible error.
Shall I need to do by changing SATA data cable connection between HDD and motherboard

Pls help

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This is typical of an aging PC.

It could be our old friend BAD CAPS that on a cold boot will start with one thing like this then vanish on a reboot (I'll keep this short as there are hundred reply posts on the web about that) to other issues like a failing HDD or cable.

160GB HDDs haven't been made in years so that's a clue this is getting old. Be prepared, the end is nigh.

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a few things to try

open the case and make sure it is dust free, make sure all cables and cards are properly plugged in, run a harddrive diagnostic utility to see if the drive is going bad. you can get it from the harddrives manufacturers website.

since you did not provide a model number of the computer, I am guessing it is old based on the harddrive size so it may be time to replace the motherboard battery. Check your system time in the bios, if it is wrong, then replace the battery.

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Sir
Pls note that I recently bought new board, processor with ram but the HDD is the old one I used earlier.

I use 4GB DDR3 1600MHZ ram into motherboard of gigabyte GA-J1900M-D2P.
So what could be the problem can the bad sector be corrected with help of software

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In the past, sometimes.

The troubles and time lost on saving an old HDD is legendary. Sure, google CHKDSK's surface scan feature but most folk want reliable.

Did you recycle the PSU? Those don't age well either.

-> The symptom is not a bad sector but bad caps, old drive or possible cables. By bad caps I include very old PSUs too.

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Pls explain bad caps in detail

Sir I use zebronic 400W old psu a which i did not replace/ change which has 24 pin also.
Could I please brief what does mean BAD CAPS I am confuse this. I did a hdd check and result linked http://imgur.com/ZnZkoSE
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Sir
Pls note that I recently bought new board, processor with ram but the HDD is the old one I used earlier.

I use 4GB DDR3 1600MHZ ram into motherboard of gigabyte GA-J1900M-D2P.
So what could be the problem can the bad sector be corrected with help of software

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Did you try this?
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still problem

I checked the smps wire. If there is problem with smps then why particularly to HDD as the wire of same power supply from smps connects to DVD. do I have sata problem with the board gigabyte GA-JA1800M-D2P-N as the board is brand new. pls read my below post where I attached screenshot of HDD. for badv sector.
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