On May 10, 5:04 am, danjohn1 <gu...@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote:
> Tried everything even the microsoft fixes. I returned drive this
> morning and got a sata Asus drive . Everything get recognized but
> occasionally it will cause explorer to crash as well.
So the manufacturer provided no diagnostics to confirm the hardware
is OK? Instead left you guessing it must be this or must be that
Well, the power supply 'system' which is more than just a supply is
one of the few items that can actually crash a good multitasking OS.
30 seconds with the multimeter would answer your questions
immediately. In you case, while trying to access drive, measure
voltages on any one of purple, orange, red, and yellow wires. Those
voltages must exceed 3.23, 4.87, and 11.7. Any voltage too low only
when the drive is installed tells you which voltage needs a current
that is higher. IOW read the current for that voltage. Get a power
supply that provides more current on that voltage. Then use the meter
to confirm the new supply is sufficient.
Remember, a defective power supply can still boot a computer. Only
the meter can see the defect. A retail computer supply rated at maybe
350 watts is the same supply hyped to computer assemblers as 500
watts. Those watt numbers are not useful. Useful is current for each
Meanwhile, if voltages are sufficient (after confirming those
numbers here), then move on to other suspects. Again, the suspects