Having and odd issue that has started recently.
Have ASUS P5W DH Deluxe moboard. Have 3 SATA drives plugged in (not in raid), an older IDE drive and a 2tb USB drive. Within the couple of months, my copy of WinXP became corrupted & did a full reinstall.
When i'm not using my computer, I normally put it in standby mode. I've been doing it for years with this same beast and all was well; at least until now. Whenever I boot (or have to reboot), the IDE drive is fully available (shows it's operating properly). When I bring it out of standby mode, it's as if the drive has vanished. There's not even a reference to it being connected.
If it's an aging issue, I suppose it's okay to get rid of it. I'm surprised it's lasted this long.
Any help is appreciated!