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We have two internal hard drives; one SATA and one IDE. Windows 7 (x86) sees both of them. But sometimes when we boot the computer IDE drive fails. After restart everything behave normal. Every 1 boot in 10 this happens.

Anyone experienced something like this? Is there any problem using SATA and IDE drives together?

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Replace the IDE cable with a new 80 pin cable. –  Moab Dec 28 '10 at 12:09

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There is no problem using IDE ans SATA drives together. My guess is that you are having some sort of hardware problem. It can be something so easy as a loose cable or it might be that your IDE drive is failing.

I would start with checking the health of my HDD

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Check in Disk Manager to see if these hard drive are listed as basic or dynamic if the above hardware (new 80pin cable) doesnt help.

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