I have a BIG problem here with a SCSI drive on our web server in our school.
All of a sudden i keep getting Start Unit Request Failed at start up.
and then when I try to verify the HD on the SCSI menu I receive an
"UNEXPECTED SCSI COMMAND FAILURE" with above a SENSE KEY: "NOT READY".
Like it says, it's not ready.
now this is the secondary hard scsi disk, my primary bootup disk is fine, when i boot up windows, it boots up fine, but doesnt see the e: drive. in device manager though it is there and it says it is working properly.
Do you think it could be the hard disk has failed. only last week on this same server the power supply went. and we changed the power supply. could thsi be related?
Try reseating the connectors to the drive. You might swap the power connector between the two drives. Maybe something was bumped when the power supply was removed. If that doesn't work then probably the drive has failed. I take it that the secondary drive is on the same cable as the primary one and it was working ok before the supply went?1 more replies
windows98 is already on my 13gb ide drive, but i have a new 9gb scsi drive which is really fast 80mb/sec,
I would like to install only windows for now so machine boots faster, can i do this and still have other files on existing slower 13gb hdd i.e. games, txt files and pics?
I have managed to make ide drive as slave but i dont know how to go abouts installing win98 on scsi, as machine keeps booting to windows, from the slave drive. And when i attempt to install win98 it tries to put it on the ide drive which alwready has it on.
Do i need to disconnect the power supply to the ide hdd?
Does scsi drives have master/slave jumper setting like the ide?
My new hdd is MAG3091LC on this page
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Gigabyte GA-6LX7 Mb, 400 MHz celeron, 64 meg ram, 13.6 gig Maxtor ide hard drive, 9 gig Seagate scsi hard drive, win 98 se, DTC 3502A scsi adapter, Toshiba scsi cd-rom.
My scsi cdrom works fine, but. I can look at the scsi hard drive in windows and it says that it is only 19.2 meg, I can't access it in windows or dos. The on-board bios for the adapter doesn't find the hard drive or the cd-rom, but, I can still access and use the cd-rom drive.
Also, with ASPI3520.SYS enabled, the adapter and the primary and secondary ide controllers are disabled in device manager, it also makes A: drive use ms-dos mode compatibility.
I used the setup mode of the adapters BIOS to format the hard drive, After it formatted and I continued it says that it can't find a scsi hard drive.
Did you run FDISK and see if the drive is visible there?
Are you sure you have your SCSI termination correct?
If there are 98 drivers for your card you shouldn't need to load a driver file in the CONFIG.SYS - as you have seen it will put you in compatibility mode if you do.
Just checked the DTC site - it says:
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Windows 98 Drivers
Included - Use built-in Adaptec 151x/2x drivers <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Is that what you are using?
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I'm getting the errors below and but I have not got any BSOD.
The errors I'm getting in eventviewer are Pku2ulog failed to start 0xC--35, Negolog failed to start, IDListenLog failed to start, P2PLog failed to start and HomegroupLog failed to start, all with the same failure code 0xC-- 35.
This is what the logs files says about each error.
Unknown( 10): GUID=c36a26fb-03a9-d591-3984-dc17e4a48527 (No Format Information found).
Unknown( 89): GUID=fc9d5ca5-e6c8-627c-be74-e6e0a98bbf57 (No Format Information found).
Unknown( 37): GUID=2553184f-6f2a-3198-ddb7-93ab1ad2d125 (No Format Information found).
Unknown( 10): GUID=418a567f-b393-1423-26aa-123149ef8882 (No Format Information found).
Unknown( 12): GUID=96f7a94a-4343-6ede-ff2b-dd1dafeed500 (No Format Information found).
However, the 'Unknown(xx)' number changes times to times.
Could you help me please?
Thank you very much for your attention.
If you have Home group set up, please go to Control Panel ? Network and Sharing Center. Choose homegroup and sharing options and click ?Leave the homegroup?.Juke Chou
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RE: server with an AIC SCSI Host Adapter, on boot goes thru
Channel A ok, then goes to Channel B, makes start-up request of Iomega Jaz IGB, and FAILS...actual chanel B target Id #4 says...."Unexpected scsi command failure ", followed by a bunch of stats (locations). Hardware mgr indicated the Jaz device checks out ok, (Jaz only dvice on B channel but the channel itself indicates its functional)-
Anybody have a suggestion where to begin to look for source of problem? doesnt appear channel corrupt just the jaz device itself, more likely, its scsi channel B settings- any troubleshooting assit would be genuinely apprteciated!
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My first build: Via Kle-133 mb with Athlon 700 and 64 sdram
on board video and sound and 9gig Seagate Hard drive needing a scsi-2 thingy
I power up and all things begin running and on the monitor it whizzes past the first screen that reports the "Award Modular BIOS v6.00pg, An Enery Star Ally etc...
Main Procecessor: AMD Athlon (TM) 700MHZ
Memory Testing:57344 ok + 8192k Shared Memory
Primary Master: None
Primary Slave: None
Secondary Master: Toshiba CD_ROM XM-5602B 1796
Secondary Slave: None
Floppy disk(s) fail (40)
Then immediately a black screen which says
BusLogic Inc BIOS Version 4.94G
Intelligent Bus Master SCSI Host Adapter
(c) 1995 BusLogic Inc. All Rights Reserved
BusLogic PCI SCSI Host Adapter Firware Version 4.28D
Press <Ctrl-B> to Enter AUTO-SCSI
Which I do the <Ctrl-B> thing and it takes me to a configuration Utilities and Diagnostics program. I try to push the right buttons
Under Utilities and under SCSI Device Information it says
SCSI ID 3: SEAGATE SX910800N
SCSI ID 7: BusLogic BT-946C
(which makes no sense since the hd is a Seagate st410800N)
Under Verify Disk I get the same result
OK then I try the Format Disk option
and the same exact result box comes up with SEAGATE SX910800N highlighted... when I press enter, it asks: CONFIRM? yes or no, I highlight yes and enter and then.... a freeze.
Now if I reboot it will do the same thing every time.
If I ignor the Press <Ctrl-B> to Enter AUTO-SCSI thing, the puter will g... Read more
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Hello! I tried to start up the system but it failed with an error: 1720-SMART Hard Drive detects imminent failure.Failing Drive: SATA0Failing Attribute: #B8 After the system test it showed Failure ID: 9GDUHL-7QX83T-GXPSMG-60DL03Product ID: J4W69AA#ABL Could you help on forum or we should contact repair service. Thanks!
Hi, You're welcome. Check Newegg or Amazon for a replacement HDD. Here's what is in your PC now. You have a Hybrid HDD.Size: 1 TB HDDCache: 8 GB SSD for fast accelerationInterface: SATAWidth: 6.4 cm (2.5 in)You can replace with the same or buy a 1 TB SSD. The 1 TB SSD is somewhat pricey but will provide better performance by not being limited to only an 8 GB SSD cache. Stick with a 1 TB size drive or you will have a problem reinstalling the HP factory image. Win 10 will install on any size SSD. So you can buy a 500 GB SSD or even a 250 GB SSD. You just won't be able to install the HP factory OS on those drives. Jay4 more replies
Hello, I recently had a failed/bad hard drive in my computer that was just out of warrenty, so I took my computer to a computer repair man who said he could replace the old/bad hard drive with a new one. This man didn't really hold up the end of his deal, and now I find myself in a dispute with him as he still has my HP PC and he gave me a lesser Dell as if to replace it. Now, I've contacted the better busniness bureau to settle this dispute. But now he's trying to claim that he gave me the HP's hard drive and RAM unit. All this man gave me was a rectangular metal box telling me it was the old bad hard drive. So what I need to know is are the hard drive and RAM in this model one piece? I need proof that if the RAM is missing, he was the one who took it out and sold it. I was only given the one component from the computer, and I would like to know if the RAM and hard drive are one or two sepearte pieces? Thanks
Hi, RAM and hard drive (HDD) are two different things. Your machine has 6GB of RAM that means it has 2 sticks and it has 1TB of HDD (1 unit). Its specs: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03801226 Regards.2 more replies
My friend is running XP pro and got the message
CC App:ccApp.exe Corrupt file
The file or directory\Document
and Settings\User\LocalSettings\Temporary Internet
Files\Content IES\1NW5GF77\Services_ad .png is corrupt and unreadable
Please run the Chkdsk utility
After running the chkdk utility she gets the message that the 1st allocation unit is not valid.
What does this mean? Any help and/or advice would be much appreciated.
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Built a WinNT 4.0 server using SCSI raid array. Works fine. Enabled atapi in services and it sees the IDE CD-ROM (master, secondary channel) just fine.
But it won't see the IDE HD (master, primary channel)!
Jumpers, cables, HD all okay.
I'm sure I'm missing something obvious. Anyone have a clue?
Can your BIOS see the HD? If not, then your OS has no chance of ever seeing it.
Have you tried it as a Slave on the secondary controller? Or better yet, keep it as a master, and make your CD-ROM the slave on the secondary controller.
You could have a dead primary controller (I know my secondary controller is not functioning... damn, I need a new PC - who wants to help me raise funds for a new PC - any compnay that helps will get free advertising from me ), or a dead HD.
There could be something else wrong, but I am not that great with hardware issues. If you want, I can move this to the Hardware forum.
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I've got an old computer that we've just been using at the office for payroll and a few other things. The problem is its runningout of hard drive space, so I was just going to install another hard drive, but I forgot that it has a scsi hard drive. I was wondering if i could hook a regular hard drive up to the scsi cable? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
My computer is not recognizing my SCSI 70 ghz drive. It keeps saying PXE-E61 failure check cable. It worked fine last night, I reformatted my secondary IDE 40 ghz drive and I could not get my computer to start. I had to disconnect my SCSI drive and setup windows xp on my IDE 40 ghz drive to get my computer to start. It still doesn't recognize my SCSI drive. I need help.
This generally pertains to a bad hard drive or bad hdd cable same as a "non system disk error" with same solutions.
I wonder if anyone have a good site where it can guide me on how to installed a second SCSi hard drive. I have a HP tc2120 server with one 36.4 Gb drive. I have anotherone just like that. But I never have installed and SCSI drive. I have only done the regular IDE drives. I need some help.
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ok i posted eariler and its final the scsi seagate is mine and it looks like im keeping it.ok so i bid on the scsi control card thats ldv and now im looking for a cable . my question does the cable need only one terminator? im new to this so if anyone can help me out on installing a scsi hd it would be greatly appreciated
You want a 68pin internal LVD cable, it should either have a terminator built in + two connectors (one for the SCSI card, one for the hard disk), or three connectors + you'll need to plug a terminator into it. The devices should be arranged with the SCSI card at one end, the hard disk in the middle and the terminator at the other end. The SCSI card provides termination for its own end (unless you want to put the SCSI card on the middle of the cable, in which case you need a terminator for each end). The terminator must be LVD or LVD/SE compliant.
I have a Dell Poweredge SP5166-2 that uses Seagate Barracuda (4.3gb) hard drives put into trays that are slid into the computer and connected to the motherboard. I want to put another hard drive in but it is an HP C2490A (2.1gb). When trying to install it the first times, bios recognizes it and says it is working properly, but it is not displayed under Win2k's logical devices or my computer. It is however displayed under device manager. So, it does exist but I just can't make it work within my computer. I also tried to make connect the SCSI bus cable that goes into the cd rom into the hard drive, but no luck. Is there any master slave config for scsi devices? My understanding is that there aren't any; only scsi ids. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
You can check couple of things.
You may want to check SCSI ID(which usually a jumper or switch on the drive.).
If you want the drive to be C:, check host adaptor which ID is bootable.
Make sure you have a terminator at the end of the chain.
Go device manager and check if your SCSI card has conflict with other devices.
I was able to salvage an old system from the trash at work. It has a Western Digital 4.3GB SCSI hard drive and I want to know if i can use it in a non-scsi system. To use it will I have to use a SCSI adapter or have to have all HD's as scsi?
You can use it if you have a SCSI adapter and you can mix IDE and SCSI in the same PC.
I've just bought some hard drives.
They weren't expensive, i got them in a clearance sale, they are SCSI types.
One of my PCs uses an SCSI hard drive as its local drive 'C',
However this PC has a power supply feed to the SCSI hard drive, and also the
SCSI connector ribbon cable.
Thats two separate cables.
One for signal, and one for supply.
The SCSI hard drives i bought have no feed point for a power supply.
So i don't know how to try them.
They must use some supply to operate, so could it come via the SCSI cable ?
I suppose it must come from there ... ?
Ive never seen ones like this before.
I dont want to try them without checking first.
Any comments or suggestions would be welcome.
Made: 26th May 1999
I got eight in all, some like this one, and some others.
Now i'm a bit worried about trying them, as they might try to draw more current
from the SCSI signal wires than they were meant to give.
These ones come in a sort of Slot-in carrier, what difference that might make
i don't know.
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Whenever I boot up my old computer, I get a message during bootup that tells me that the SCSI boot device is not installed. I have a SCSI hard drive connected to an Adaptec SCSI pci card. I had just taken the hard drive and card out of that computer and tried to install them on this computer, and it didnt work, so I put it back. I tried running a SCSI utility on the bootup screen, and it didnt even recognise the existance of the hard drive. It wont let me format or anything. If there is something I can do to get it working, then please post. I do not care if the solution requires reformatting, because I do not have any really crucial data on the drive.
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I had my Samsung Core Prime plugged in via usb, I'm guessing I pulled it out without ejecting, as now whenever i plug it in, gives Drive descriptor request failed. It's not the port or the cord as the phone's charging perfectly fine. I've restarted both devices multiple times, uninstalled the usb drivers, and a bunch more. Any suggestions?More replies
OK you SCSI experts, I've got a question for you. First, the particulars of my computer:
Dell OptiPlex GX110, 733mhz Pentium III, 256 Mb RAM, Adaptec AHA-2940U/AHA-2940UW PCI SCSI Controller with a maximum data transfer rate of 40 mb/sec., Boot drive is a SCSI IBM DCHS04W (4.50 GB) 7200 rpm with maximum data transfer rate of 40 mb/sec. and average read seek time of 7.5 ms.
Now, I just purchased a Fujitsu 18.2 GB, 10,000 rpm, SCSI hard drive, with a maximum data transfer rate of 80 mb/sec. and average read seek time of 4.7 ms.
My question: Will I benefit from the speed and efficiency of the Fujitsu drive by making it the boot drive?
I know that my SCSI controller card will limit the maximum data transfer rate to 40 mb/sec., despite the 80 mb/sec. rating of the Fujitsu, however, will the 10,000 rpm and the low average read seek time of the Fujitsu overcome the limitations of my SCSI controller card to the point that I should make the Fujitsu my boot drive? Thanks in advance for any assistance.
I will tell you this... going from 5400rpm to 7200rpm spindle speed makes a major difference. So going from 7200 to 10000 will make a difference.
For me, the decision would be easy. I would put the fujitsu as my boot drive.
It's a bigger drive and it's has better access times.
I am helping my brother in law out trying to do a non destructive repair using the installation disc. When we went through all the steps and got to the section that shows the hard drives it does not recognize the hard drive and won't let us do a repair. If we wanted to do a clean install it still would not recognize the hdd.
I decided to check bios and see what was recognized and in the hdd section it showed that the hdd was a SCSI. It is not a SCSI drive. We checked PC Wizard 2008 and it showed SCSI. All the places show that it is a SCSI. What is causing this? It is not a SCSI drive but a SATA drive. Can anyone tell me what has happened?
it is SCSI emulation. Some USB drives show up this way too.
Does anyone know of a website that I would be able to find the drivers for a scsi hard drive? I have been searching for what seems like weeks now and can't seem to find anything.
The driver you probably need is not for the SCSI "drive" itself. It's for the SCSI "host adapter" to which the drive is attached.
Please give brand/model specifics of your machine... laptop or desktop (probably) and type/model/details, SCSI drive (internal or external), SCSI host adapter to which the drive is cable-connected.
im going to setup a IBM Xseries 235 server in my home soon. I bought several drives. I noticed that one of the drives i bought is a scsi drive that runs at 7200k and the other drives run at 10000k. i bought two 7200k hard drives and 4 10000k hard drives. the server only supports raid 1. Would it be okay to create 3 raids. My computer supports up to six scsi hard drives. Can i create a raid with two 10000k hard drives to host my operating system and a little data, a second raid for my web server data and the third raid for my 7200k hard drives for ...idk, music.?
does that sound like it would work. would the 7200k hard drives slow down my computer?
is it possible to create 3 raids on a single server?
I have a SCSI Hard disk, that i some how messed up by transfering it to a different controller, cuz i didn't know that you can't do that, i do now. i tried to get it to come back alive, by puting it back on the controller, but my master partion table thing got messed up, when i had tried to use it on the other controller, the first controller was a LSI Logic, and the second was an Adaptec 2490-UW. so i tried to use diskprobe to read the sectors and set it up like that, which failed. i thought it might have something to do with the board so i had taken that off, but now when i go into the Adaptec "SCSI-Select" program it doesn't show a size. could i have connected my board back up the wrong way?? it does still spin up, but i don't understand why it lost the size of the disk. it had the size before btw. it is a 18.2 GB 10K RPM SCSI-2 drive, and i have 2 other identicals if they may be of any help. but i really want to know if this drive is toast.
EDIT:: COMPAQ Model #: bd018734a4
I have a Win2k3 Small Business Server being ran with RAID on 4 hard drives.
1 hard drive just got failed and i replaced it with the "same looking" hard drive.
When i plug in the new hard drive i noticed that it does not match up to the others in size and its not meeting the requirements in size to rebuild.
When i looked closer at the hard drive i noticed the following difference from the other 3 working hard drive and the 1 damaged one:
The model and brand are the same exact settings but non the 2 noted pieces of information. Do you think this could cause a problem if this 1 hard drive was different from the others?
Just wondering because i never had this happen to a SCSI drive on RAID settings, and yes its set to be auto hot swappable and ready to rebuild RAID - its just not working because of the size..........so it says.
You should be able to use it. If that hard drive is slower then the other, it will slow them all down to match it, and your hard drives will only use as much space as is in the smallest drive. That is the way it works with conventional hard drives anyway. I would back up your data if possible first before you try it (if you haven't already), just in case.
*RESOLVED* Can't install second U160 SCSI hard drive
I have DL145 G2 from HP
On the black thing that is attached to the cable which seems to be a controller, it says U320. It originally came with U320 SCSI hard drive but I purchased two U160 hard drives because I was a *****. I connected one U160 SCSI hard drive to the server and installed windows os without any problem. But when I tried to connect the second SCSI U320 hard drive, it didn't work. In the BIOS, it correctly recognized two hard drives but when windows 2003 server loaded, I couldn't see or install the second hard drive. I read some FAQ in the link I copied above and I thought that I have to purchase optional SCSI cable or my U320 SCSI cable only supports one U160 SCSI hard drive or something... But I don't see any place to plug any more cables on the motherboard so I'm really puzzled...
I use two SEAGATE ST3146854LW 15K 68 PIN U160 DELL M6616
and my server is DL145 G2 AMD Dual-Core Opteron 275 2.2GHz 390845-001
So the BIOS sees both the drives?
What do you mean by Windows not seeing the hard drive? You did check in the Disk Manager, right?
SCSI is pretty much backward compatible, so your U160 drives should work no problem. And you can hook up 15 of them to a single SCSI cable no problem.
I am about to build my own PC. It will have a Maxtor Sata hard drive. When you are installing Windows XP Pro, do you have to press F6 and install a third-party driver? I was reading this book, and the guy said to do that. I have never heard about that before. Can you just hit install XP and let it do everything? Thanks.
Yes you need to hit F6 to install a RAID driver. You will be able to get that driver from the motherboard manufacturers website in most cases. The resulting RAID driver that you get will need to be on a floppy, so if you were planning on not putting a floppy in the computer you were building (like many do), you will have to at least have a floppy during the setup process of Windows. Sorry, theres no magic "hit install XP and let it do everything"
As per the norm, I got a Monday call from a customer freaking out about their server. I paid them a visit and sure enough the Western Digital SCSI hard drive I replace about 6 months ago is dead. SCSI utility is seeing it as a 1MB quantum. I told them to boat anchor that machine and get a new one. It's a pentium (i don't remember) 600MHz machine so it's a bit of a dinosaur anyway. their book keeper is the hero of this story. I taught her how to backup the server which she did before she left on Friday. I loaded backup files on an unused workstation, mapped some network drives and had them back up and running PDQ.
What would make a machine eat hard drives? Thin it might just be a fluke, virus, inferior Dell product??????
Is there a UPS or surge-protector installed between wall-socket and PC?
If not, unstable electricity might cause that, such as spikes, brown-outs or black-outs.
Or the PSU might be on the edge of its capacity. If the HD is a 10'000 RPM disk, they need a pretty good and stable PSU.
The disk should still be under warranty.
can some help me,i am trying to install 2 4.5 gig SCSI hard drives in windows 2000 .i an useing pci scsi card controller.
i load win 2000 boot disc,s my system finds scsi,s no problem
i format them and partion them .when it reboots to start loading windows it say cd rom error ! INSERT BOTT DISC AND RUN AGAIN
any body got any pointers...
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I have an HP Workstation XW8200 running Windows XP SP3 that I tried hooking a projector to. I used a VGA splitter with one out going to the monitor and the other going to the projector. When connected while the computer is already running, the projector works. But once the computer is off, with the projector connected and running, and then the computer is turned on, it no longer recognizes my hard drive.
This problem is NOT fixed when the projector/splitter is disconnected.
In the BIOS, the hard drive is recognized but it will not boot. I tried booting into a Windows XP disk and running recovery mode, but it doesn't see the drive. Same goes for booting off of my thumb drive into Linux (Lucid Puppy 5.2.0), it does not see that I have any hard drive installed.
This has happened to two computers already, both are the same model and setup.
The hard drive in question is connected to onboard SCSI, and is a SeaGate Cheetah, I'm not quite sure what size.
I did take another hard drive from a third HP XW8200 and put it in to the non-working computer and it booted fine.
I do not see the projector causing the computer to not recognize the HD, but it definitely seems to be the catalyst for both of these computers (with each individual problem happening months in between, and over a dozen other similar computers still working fine).
Any help would be greatly appreciated, I'm at my wit's end.
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Long story short.. An office I help out had a RAID Array crash without a backup. The data has been recovered and is sitting on a Fujitsu Hard Drive (Model: MAX3036NC).
My computer, and the remaining working computers in the office are all IDE or SATA architecture.
I'm guessing there is a PCI SCSCI Card that I could buy, install this hard drive and access it that way. If that is the case, could someone recommend a card/manufacturer that would work for this case?
Any help is appreciated.
Edit: We also have a laptop available if there is a PC-Card solution.
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hi my new sata hard drive is showing as a scsi in win7
and it seems to be running slow and making alot of accessing data noises
how can i fix this back to sata
With some hard disk controllers it is normal for it to show up as a SCSI disk - particularly if the disk controller is running in AHCI mode, which is preferrable since it allows features such as NCQ. One thing you may want to check is: locate the drive itself under "Disk Drives" in device manager and go into the properties. Select the "Policies" tab and view what is set. For better performance you will want it set to "Better Performance" with both of the boxes checked. Though if you lose power you may run into minor file corruption issues - I personally have not had issues with this. If you disable those check-boxes performance can decrease significantly.
How do I get Windows XP Pro to duel boot from a second scsi hard drive. First scsi hard drive has Windows ME and works fine.
Second scsi hard drive has Windows XP pro but only works when I change the scsi ID from 1 to 0. But then the other scsi hard drive is not reconized in windows explore. However, it is reconconized in the XP disk manager and everthing else appears normal excapt that the drive is not read in explorer. Any help PLEASE
Was XP installed with both HDs in the machine, and with Me installed first? If you installed XP with only its HD in the system (so it was 0 when you installed it), the XP boot files are on the wrong hard drive. They need to be on the system's primary partition, which should be C: (where Me should be now if this is going to work right and properly dual-boot) and the ARC path in your boot.ini file is referencing the wrong disk for the XP startup to look on to boot XP when you have both disks set up.
Please post the contents of your boot.ini file here, and we will take a look.
I have a Dell Tower Computer (Circa 2000-2002) that runs RIP software (Raster Image Processor) used to send graphics/image data to a machine that makes by way of laser imaging our plates or masters for our offset printing presses. Monday the hard drive failed. The Dell has Windows XP license decals on it but when booting up it display Windows 2000 NT. The computer has only 1 hard drive, a 68 pin SCSI drive and the cable to it connects to separate dual channel SCSI card which is in a slot on the motherboard. There is another SCSI card (single channel) in the slot next to it which has a cable that goes to the machine that this computer drives. The software that runs on this computer is proprietary software and I have a re-install disk for it being send via UPS Next Day Air as I type. I have an XP disk & license that I can install on what ever hard drive I can get to work here and the RIP software manufacturer said their software would work on XP. But I don't have a copy of Windows 2000 NT.
My question is that if I can't find this same hard drive locally, can I use an IDE or a SATA hard drive instead and still run the RIP software correctly? There is 2 IDE (primary & secondary) connectors directly on the motherboard. One is used for the CD rom drive, the other is unused. I am not certain but I don't believe the motherboard has a SATA connection. I have 2 good spare IDE hard drives.
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I just got my hands on a Compaq 36.4 gb hard drive (10k RPM). It has an scsi port connector but I don't know how to connect it to my ECS board which is fairly new (one of those SLI-status boards). I might need a converter of some sort. The hard drive model is: BD0366459B , my board model is ECS 945-p ( http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/mainboard/ecs-945p-a-i945p.html ) .
Thanks ahead of time.
According to this site
Product Name BD0366459B
CD-ROM Drive Compaq CRD-8402B
Hard Disk Drive Compaq BD0366459B; 9.09 GB; Firmware 3B12; Wide Ultra3SCSI
BD0366459B; 145. GB; 291. GB; Firmware B005; Wide Ultra3SCSI
Host Bus Adapter Compaq Integrated Dual-Channel Wide-Ultra SCSI-3 ControllerClick to expand...
(1) a SCSI-3 controller to be installed into the mobo
(2) a Wide Ultra3SCSI cable
You may get the hard disk cheap but could get rip off by the hardware needed to go with SCSI equipment.
The Sata can be viewed as a poor man's SCSI but at least your mobo support 4 units out of the box. I doubt if a SCSI can be cheaper than Sata nowadays which is being retailed at GBP 0.128 per Gb. Thus the 36.4Gb unit would cost no more than GBP 4.65 in UK which, if being a Sata disk, is equivalent to approximately one imperial gallon of petrol. That amount of money will not be able to buy either one the above two attachments required to run the unit.
Technically if you run a Sata Raid 0 to half the access time it should beat the SCSI disk performance hand down, I would have thought.
Hello, this is my first post here. I have an HP Workstation x4000 I use at work for Designing CAD Models. This is an old computer. My problem is that I am out of room on the Hard Drive. It is a 58 GB SCSI,68pin HP Hard Drive. My IT support guy purchased me a 1GB SATA Drive,Raid Card,enough Memory to fill the MEC Card, and Norton Ghost to flash over the new Drive. My problem is, the Card he bought will not fit into the Mobo. The ribbon in the Computer has an empty plug and a power plug,but they are for a 68 pin SCSI Hard Drive. Is there a cable made that I can use to simply plug the SATA Hard drive into the 68 pin ribbon,or do I need a card? Do they make such a thing? My boss is extremely frugal and doesn't want to hear that the best thing would be to replace the 12 year old computer! Thanks for any help you guys can give me
Ok I have a external enclosure that is IDE / Sata , I have 2 hard drives I'm not using , there both SCSI 10,000 rpm Hard Drives, my question is how can I connect one of them to my external enclosure so I can connect em to my USB
You cannot do that. Your drive which is SCSI will not connect to an IDE/SATA controller in the external hard drive enclosure.4 more replies
SCSI vs SATA vs EIDE
What are the differences between all of these?
I'll probably not use SCSI, but I was looking at the WD raptor 10K rpm hard drive (SATA). Do you need a special motherboard or certain controller to run this hard drive? And do you need a special CABLE for it? I have tons of 80pin IDE cables, but those wouldn't work?
Nope won't work. Different drives, cables, controllers. Some motherboards now come with the SATA interface built in. For more information check this site out. Its an OLD report on SATAs. Hard drives are now available for SATA use.
I have been trying to determine which device would be best suited for cooling a pair of SCSi 15k HDDs. I have been looking around at some of the following (in order) of interest. Sound dampening is not a huge concern, mainly concerned about cooling.
Smart Drive 2002 Copper Hard Drive Enclosure- SCSI compatible? Little documentation to indicate if rear is already equipped with wiring or is this will work with SCSI cables?
AEROCOOL HB-101 Hard Drive Cooler Aluminum- Wondering if this is a gimmick or a real option... or a SilverStone SST-FP53-B 5.25" Hard Drive Cooler or a Cooler Master CoolDrive 3... ??? Any other reccommendations based on experience or reviews? Thanks in advance for any help.
if you haven't already bought a case, buy a case with a hard drive cage fan and put it to use. for internal enclousures, all same size drives and cages are compatible. just make sure you have cool air blowing on those drives and they should be just fine.
So this really irritates me because I just spent hundreds of dollars sending my laptop to HP last year because the hard drive completely failed. I have a 1TB hybrid hard drive and 22Gb solid state used for caching. When I booted up my computer Intel Rapid Storage Technology said there was an issue. When I opened it, it says that the status of: SATA disk (932 GB)(System) Accelerated, is Failed. My SATA_Array_0001 22GB is fine though. So I ran a System Quick Test,everything passed except Hard Drive Short DST Check: FAILEDFAILURE ID: Q4MP7Q-6RA82U-MFGJWK-60W303 This is weird because other than the computer telling me there is something wrong every time I restart it, It seems to run just fine. Im just worried because I don't want it to randomly die on me one day.
Hi there @nmulji, Thank you for joining in on the HP Support Forums and Welcome! This is a great place to ask questions, find solutions and get help from others in the community! I read your post on the HP Support Forums and understand that the Hard Drive in your HP ENVY TouchSmart 15t-j100 Select Edition CTO Notebook PC failed the Short DST Check. SMART (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology System) uses a technology known as predictive failure analysis to tell you when a hard drive failure is imminent. Have you tried to Restore the BIOS? If not, please try this step first. Then, just to be on the safe side, back up your data that way it does not get lost. However, there might be certain conditions that cause a hard drive failure message to display when a problem does not exist (a false positive). To fix false positive hard drive errors, please try updating the hard drive firmware. You can check whether an update is available by going to the Get software and drivers page. You will need to put in your Model Number and then click the links that pertain to the computer configuration and see if a hard drive update is available. You could also try to do a Disk Defragment to consolidate files and move them to another section of the drive where errors are less likely to occur. Did this reply resolve your issue or answer your question? If... Read more1 more replies
Hi I have an old proprietary graphics system that needs a SCSI hard drive, I found a Compaq C2247 1gb hard drive that should work (cylinders,heads,etc match one of its table drives) but it doesn't turn itself on when the PC is powered on.
The drive works perfectly in my new system as long as I have the "send power on signal" checked in the bios.
Is there any way of jumpering this drive so it turns on the instant power is applied as opposed to sending a signal to tell it to turn on?
This is my first attempt at building my own pc so forgive me if this is a silly question.
This pc has an SCSI as the primary drive (17gig) and I'm trying to add two 320g drives that are edi drives.
I added a new dvd drive, video card, and usb 2.0 card and those all work fine.
I tried the drives set to slave as well as well as cable select. I even removed one of the drives so that the only connector is the edi slave connector.
Am I having a problem because I'm trying to use an SCSI drive and the two edi drives? Do I need to use one or the other in order for this to work?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Let me give a little more information if it helps. The computer is a Dell Precision 530 Workstation. Company upgraded all their pc's and sold off the old ones for $50 each. I want to ue this as a media server for my home network.
It has a 17GB SCSI drive on it now that has my Windows XP Home Edition and a few other programs on it. I was going to keep it for exactly what it does now. Basic everyday pc duties.
I wanted to add two bigger drives for storage. The mother board has an SCSI connector and two EDI connectors. The secondary EDI connector is connected to the DVD drive and the CD drive. Obviously I don't need both but just left the cd drive in there since it wasn't hurting anything. Those both read and work fine.
I have the two 320 GB storage drives connected to the primary EDI connector.
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Hold on a minute... edi you mean IDE or eIDE don't you?
SCSI hard drives need to have terminated cables. IDE cables do not use termination. I would ditch the SCSI, but you will have to get into the bios settings and change the primary boot drive settings
How do you get the power to your hard drive. The power supply has no extra wires or anything. Where does it come from?
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I was running Win XP which finally failed and I was able to enter in safe mode (only, no networking) and ran all the tests I could think of. Hard drive is ok and so I attempted to repair WinXP from the installation CD. However, the PC failed to shut down and restart so I eventually force closed it. Now it won't even load past the initial black windows screen, don't even get the option of going into safe mode.
Is there any way I (or someone) could access the hard drive to retrieve the data? I guess I could reinstall the OS but don't want to do that yet as I'll definitely lose the data.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Sure, there are many ways. Depending on what you want in the end decides how to proceed.
If you have a lot of space free on the drive, you could boot off a linux dvd and create a new partition. You'd have to shrink the existing, then make a new one. Then you could just copy over the data from the old one to the new one. Then reinstall windows onto the old partition, and copy your stuff back (then delete the partition and expand the remaining to fill the rest of the space).
You can also just boot off a linux disk and copy it to a thumb drive or whatever.
Or you could remove the hard drive and place it in another computer.
Also, I'm not convinced you lose the data if you install Windows again. I'm pretty sure you can install without formatting the drive. Your programs won't work, but it shouldn't overwrite any of your data. This is a non-ideal solution though.
Hello all. This is my first post here. I Bought a scsi hard drive.
Maxtor 18GB SCSI Hard Drive
Formatted capacity: 18.4GB
Interface: Ultra160 Wide LVD SCSI-3, 80-pin (80 to 68-pin SCA adapter included)
Rotational speed: 10,000 RPM
Average seek time: 4.7 ms
I have the ASUS a7n8x deluxe mother board. What pci scsi adaptor card do I get to run the hard drive? What cable do I need?
This is my first time using a scsi drive. I did a search on newegg and saw a range from $22 - $400+. Please educate me in the ways!
Anything from Adaptec is perfect, but not always the cheapest.
It's what I use on no less than 3 of my PCs.
Brandnew Adaptec ASC-39160 Dual Channel Ultra160 SCSI Controller, $139.-
Brandnew bulk LSI Logic LSIU160 single channel Ultra160 all purpose controller $35.-
They have a whole collection of others, as well as loads of information there.
You could try and pick up a used card on Ebay as well.
You will also need a 68-pin internal flatcable with a terminator.
Look around on that website.
Also go to
for a bit of background.
Had this laptop for about 6 years, had a few issues in the past, but nothing major like this. After, I ran a system dianostic, the result shown that the Hard drive short DST failed. Not totally sure how to do a recovery, I do have the Recovery Discs, so I searched up how to run the discs; turned on the system- press f11- window loading files- window starting- then it just stuck on a window blue screen with nothing but the cursor. Can I even use the Recovery Discs? I want to replace the old HDD with a new SSD, but I'm not sure if I have to install a new OS or can I recover the old hard drive OS and transfer to the SSD?
DST:Fail means the hard drive has failed and will need to be replaced. If you are still in warranty HP will send a replacement. If not a retail laptop SATA hard drive can be used. Just be sure to get one of at least equal capacity as the original in order to use Recovery Discs. It can be larger, but not smaller capacity.For instance if you have a 500GB hdd you could use a 750GB hdd but not a 320GB hdd.1 more replies
i hope someone can help me out, i am a newbie to all this so bare with me.
my hard drive failed over a month ago but i managed to do a system image with win7 to my new 2tb internal hard drive. i cannot get the image recovery to work as i says "no image can be found on hard disk". i am at a loss from there. I have tried and cried over this as its driving me mad as i have no pc.
just to add really that the system image is on my new hard drive (2tb internal). i use the boot dvd and i get a far as "repair my computer" click on it, sometimes i get message saying not compatable with this version of windows other times it lets me on to next bit, then says no image can be found on hard drive. if i go through the load drivers i can see my hard drive with items on it. ie windowsbackup and others. again i am at a loss with this, any help would be greatful.
Ok so I am building this computer, an AMD system with an ASUS Deluxe mobo, the exact model escapes me A8somethin or other. I am having a problem loading windows. The BIOS detects the hard drive (A western digi 120gig special edition) but when I boot from the Winxp cd it says no hard drive found. I know its hooked up right, IDE cable is right and jumpers and power. Is there something I am missing, Ive never encountered this problem before. HELP Please
See here -
for an article on installing RAID drivers.
Are you sure that you're using the 80-conductor IDE cables that have to be used with ATA 66/100/133 drives. If you are using the ATA33 40-conductor cables perhaps that could be the cause.
Anyway always double check component seatings, motherboard settings, and that there are no bent pins on the processor, HDD, and FDD.
I have a Yamaha CD-R (SCSI) drive that I installed on my computer that is showing up as 4 seperate drive letters on Windows XP pro.This dirve is the only thing connected to the SCSI controller.
The SCSI controller, ribbon and drive were all tested and worked fine on a WIndows 98 machine.
I found that the drive is on the XP compatability list , so that's not the problem.
(Yamaha 4x4x16 - CRW4416S-NB.)
ill explain my problem best i can im pretty good with computers but not amazing
i am running vista and wanted to run multipal versions of windows
i used a program to partion my hard drive and when it shut down and started up it partioned my hard drive but i have no primary now i tried reformating the portioned part to install xp or vista again but it says there is no partion that can suport it.(its a RAW space) not fat32 or ntfs or whatever
Vista (NTFS) and all my files are all still there just the partion is not set as primary i do not want to loose these files.
is there any way i can set vista back to primary or format the other (RAW) partition so it will take xp
use the same program you used to create the partition to format the partition.
It may help us to help you if you mentioned what program you used.
My fathers computer has recently crapped out on him, so , as I have the only internet capable machine in the house, its up to me to find a solution.
Firstly when the computer is turned on it boot straight to a black screen that asks me to boot from CD . It also lists the components of the machine by number, function , vendor/device class and IRQ. It also make a beeping sound (similar to the "I can't find my HD" sound i have herd other comps make IE my own)
I have run the check function and the repair function from my windows disk , neither has had any affect. I am wondering , given the symptoms i have offered, is it not possible that the hard drive ( he has only one ) has died ? or at least can not be detected ? any help would greatly be appreciated.
Any questions will be answered very quickly so feel free to ask .
Thank you for your time in advance.
Most hdd manufacturers have a diagnostic tool that you can download and boot from to test the hdd. I would find out who makes yours and go to their web site and use their tool.3 more replies
perhaps this question is already done here, but i didnt found any topic in installation&setup about it..
..so the situation is next, i heave in my pc sata hdd with win xp64 and scsi hdd (Seagate ST373455LC on Promise TX2650 controller) where iam trying to install win7 (runing setup.exe under xp64) i can choice scsi hdd as target but after first reboot during instalarion iam geting system message that win7 installer cant finde partition where it should be installed, in case when iam starting from CD and running installation on that way, there is no scsi hdd in list with available partitions for installation..
..help me plz, tell how can i install win7 on my scsi hdd..
You will need to download Sata drivers for your system.
Load drivers at Picture 1.
Ok, This is my current system I use. I have two removable hard drive drawers that I use. One has my normal hard drive that I use for everyday computer usage, surfing and reading emails. The other removable drawer has what I call my "Secure" hard drive. I put it in and use it when I do banking transactions and online trading. I DO NOT use this for any web surfing or email browsing. I am sure you can see why I have this setup.
My question is this. A friend just bought a brand new computer and wants to put together a similar setup. With external hard drives being cheap at a few stores near me, I was wondering how I could setup a computer to "BOOT" from a external drive rather than the internal drive. Is there a way to do that? This way he does not have to buy additional drawers to set his system up like mine. If you can have the pc BOOT from an external drive, can you tell me how to set that up? I am pretty computer literate but just never thought through how to do that.
The way I would like to have it setup would be to only connect the USB to the External HD when wanting to boot from it for secure financial transactions. Unless anyone can convince me that if it is always connected and not used unless chosen to be BOOTED from that no virus's can "Jump" from the internal hard drive being used to the external "Secure" one.
Thanks in advance,
Xp would not start because my hard drive went south. At least that's what Dell says. They got into my system to take a look see, and the conversation lasted all but a few minutes. Apparently that was the problem the whole time and i didn't know it. I have a refurbished one on order and hopefully it will be here soon. Gonna do the surgery myself. It looks pretty easy. I think installing the new burner was a little more diffucult. I didn't want to spend a whole lot because i'm gonna get a new computer in February. Any advise would be appreciated.
Remember when installing the drive to unplug the computer and take out the battery if it is a laptop. Also avoid carpet or any static.7 more replies
I have a Windows 7 Home Premium machine that apparently got infected with some malware that started presenting a SMART hard drive errors warning window that is most likely bogus. I did a System Restore to a couple of days before this happened. It took in inordinately long time for the restore to complete (about 35 minutes) but it finally did and I see no signs of the bogus SMART drive program displaying the fake warning messages. But, I noticed that I can't do a Windows Update (I get an error code 80070005) or update the Microsoft Security Essentials definitions. I uninstalled then downloaded and re-installed Microsoft Security Essentials so it had the current definitions.
When I run a quick scan using Microsoft Security Essentials, it comes up with entries for Trojan:win64/sirefef. I ask that the quarenteened entries be deleted which they apparently are but when I run the quick scan again, it finds entries for sirefef again.
I have run a HiJackThis scan and have included it below. I would appreciate any suggestions on entries in the HiJackThis log that should be removed and/or other changes made to correct the problems. I am also in the process of running a full MalWareBytes scan.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 2:01:57 PM, on 6/25/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7601.17514)
Boot mode: Normal
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Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
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I am having problems copying user files to a backup external hard drive. I have a Vista32 machine with an external usb hard drive attached. I open two copies of Windows Explorer, and set one to point to the user name directory (underneath that is my documents, my music, etc.) and the other to point to the directory on the external hard drive that I want to copy (backup) the folders to. I go to the user name folder, and drag the user name to the external hard drive folder. It appears to copy over, but then I find that not everything actually did copy, in fact most of it did not. The backup external drive then has the user name but underneath, there is no documents folder. Some things are there but others are not. The scary thing is that it is easy to "think" you made a backup, as there is no error message, the files just are not there. The other weird thing is that I am sure I did this numerous times before on a different, but identical (hardware and OS) machine, and it did copy everything. What am I missing? I am sure I have done this before. Shouldn't this work? Hopefully it is not a stupid question, but even if it is, I need to know the answer.
I use xinorbis.com :: Welcome! to find stuff
and KingCopy to copy folders sorry don't have a download page for that
It gives to ability to pause downloads and set the order you want them done in
I will add it to my website.
My hard drive failed last Saturday, reading "operating system not found." BIOS testing resulted in error 10009, replace hard drive. At this point, the drive won't boot, but data can still be read.
I have a new hard drive. The backup disk I made for Vista isn't working.
I thought of borrowing one from a friend, but my OEM key on the bottom has completely worn off. HP says they cannot help and Microsoft wants me to pay for a replacement key. I'd like to avoid that if possible.
Is there any way to use the recovery partition on the old drive to install Vista on the new drive?
My laptop has two hard drive bays, but I only have one caddy, so ideally I'd like to connect it using an enclosure.
Also, I do have access to another computer that I could use as a "go-between" if needed. For example, if it's possible to simply copy and paste the recovery partition files, I could use the enclosure to copy them from the old drive to the working computer, then put the new drive in the enclosure and copy the files onto that.
Any advice appreciated. Thanks.
My Cd rom drive does not seem to work.
It opens fine but once it is closed my screen goes blank and there is no D drive found in the my computer folder.
In Device manager there is a yellow exclamation mark next to the SCSI/RAID host controller and once looked at states a error message with code 39. The manufacturer is unknown.
I have contacted Fujitsu which asked me to check if the screen goes blank when using the cd drive in BIOS mode, which it doesnt. They then claimed it was a software problem so they could not help me!
My computer and op info is:
fujitsu siemens amilo m1415g
Microsoft Windows XP
Service pack 2
Manufacturered and Supported by:
Fujitsu Siemens Computers
Intel (R) Pentium(R) M
796 MHz, 512 MB of RAM
Hi! I am running an Adaptec 29320LP adapter with 2 Seagate st336754lw 36gb 15k hard drives but the hard drive speed is maxing out at 70gb per second!! Does any one know how do i config to get the full 320 gb per second or at least close to????
Any help would be apriciated.
Because the interface supports that speed doesn't mean the drives can actually sustain a transfer rate close to that. Same as with PATA and SATA IDE drives. But 70MB/s does seem low. Are the drives in RAID or just seperate individual drives?
Also how are you measuring the speed? Try HDTACH: http://www.simplisoftware.com/Public/index.php?request=HdTach
I get this error message when I try to star up my computer.
Windows Boot Manager
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."
3. Click "Repair your computer."
If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
Info: The selected entry could not he loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.
I tried following those steps to fix the problem, but nothing worked. Startup repair didn't work. I had one system restore point, but that doesn't work either. I'm not sure what to do. Can someone please help me? Thank you!
Also, I don't want to reformat my computer or start new or anything. I have too many important files on my hard drive that haven't been backed up yet.
You haven't yet told us the brand, model, age or configuration, so it is not likely we can come up with some suggestions.
However, it is likely a hard drive glitch, or a software failure.
Save your data to another computer using a USB external drive, or put it in another computer as a slave, so you can save the data before you get too far along.
I have a similar problem, I have an Intel mother board - dg965wh and after installing windows xp - i see that error in scsi/raid host controller issue.
I've tried installing the storage matrix driver that comes with the mother borad disc, and the same driver from intel support site.
problem still exist - I don't have raid/scsi on my system, but I don't like to leave it at that...
Enter the BIOS at startup and check the controller's settings, the SATA/RAID contoller may be disabled there.
What's the message under device status when you double click the flagged device in the device manager ?
I have a NT Server that boots to an IDE drive, but also has 3 SCSI drives in a stripe set w/parity.
One of the drives has failed.
Using Disk Administrator, the 3 SCSI's are logical drives D, E, and F. D has failed.
How do I know which physical drive has failed?
Using CTRL Panel>SCSI Adapters applet, I can tell the 3 SCSI ID's are 0, 1, and 8.
Can I assume the first drive is the one that failed?
i have a almost year old computer. i have a 80 gb hard drive and this morning i downloaded ares and downloaded some music(ya i know stupid.) well later today i was talking to my friends on aim and the computer just froze so i just restarted it and the computer came up as if saying it needed to boot off a cd. so i used my windows xp cd and put that in and that just ended up saying the hard drive had failed or something very similar to that so i used my rescue disks and it says the boot has failed so i have no clue what to do. i really need some help here. thanxs.
my brother says he can do a system restore but he wont be home till monday. so any of u guys could tell me how to that would be great!!! thanxs
I was told hard drives can break down & have to be replaced.
hard drives with moving parts that is.
My question is if my hard drive where to fail, I would have to buy a new one and install windows vista first to go to my windows 7 or can i just install windows 7 on it?
Not sure if you understand what I mean, if not let me know please.
I just want to keep this in mind because you never know what can happen.
Happy birthday to me (-:
Well it depends if you bought a full install of windows 7 or just the upgrade. If you only bought the upgrade then you have to install vista then go to W7.8 more replies
My hard drive failed and i can not boot up my computer or even reinstall windows 7. Is there anyway to fix my hard drive? I've read somewhere that putting it in an anti-static bag and then in the freezer will help it be usable. So overall, is there anyway to continue using this hard drive or do i have to buy another one.
If you're like to freeze your Hard Drive and it is one that goes cheap...i guess you better buy a new one...
If you have Data to recover perhaps you could give a try.
I Have a Western Digital 20 GB Hard Drive that when i start up system it says primary hard drive failed. how can i get the info that is in hard drive and transfer to another drive i have been told that i can change the logic board will this work. help[/ U]
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The laptop was purchased 8/2014. In 8/2015 hard drive failed and was replaced. For the past 4-5 months the system has been very slow and unable to run certain applications. Two days ago I decided to do a reset/recovery and it failed. One of the options listed, after failure, was to return to Windows, when selected that option, the system would not reboot and the Dell logo would just flash off and on. I tried doing a recovery/restore with the USB key and it failed. Via directions from your website I ran a test and received the following error: 2000-0142 validation 118518.......HARD DRIVE FAILURE!!!!!!!!
AGAIN.....REALLY!!!!!!!!!! A new hard drive every year! I believe this machine falls under the term "LEMON." There is something wrong with a laptop that requires a new hard drive every year!
When I contacted Dell support all I received was confirmation of the error code, notification that my warranty had expired, and instructions on how to have the machine serviced and what it would cost to do so. When I questioned the need of a third hard drive in three years, I was told heavy usage could cause it, such as gaming. The laptop was not used for gaming purposes and he could offer no other reason why a hard drive would continue to fail. I'm really leery of spending the money to replace the hard drive again, wondering if this time next year I will be faced with the same dilemma.
Suggestions, thoughts, HELP.
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Have to replace my hard drive,The old one is finished and no data is recoverablehave some back up dvd s made with rescue and recoverywill that restore my computer to that date or one is better to use 8cd recovery disksto reinstall windows to the original factory state. next if one is able to get a copy of xp pro how does one install the os if one does not have the sata driversthanks in advance for your help
Lenovo 3000 J105 (8258HBU)
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
I?m sorry to hear that the HDD was not working and is replaced in your J105 Desktop, if you have created the recovery discs before the HDD got crashed. I suggest you to install the OS (Operating System) using the Recovery discs to factory reset as it will create the default recommended partitions required for the computer and I?m sorry to inform you that the SATA drivers are not available in our support website for Windows Xp, but can be download from the Intel. Below is the link to download the driver:
Intel Download Center
Do post us back for further queries.
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On the computer of mine that crashed, apparently the hard drive failed and it scraped a few things off with it. Is there a program that detects damaged files and will tell me what those files are? It's apparently only stuff in my account, and some pictures are half-missing their thumbnails, but with programs, videos, and music, it's hard to tell what is damaged. Can anyone help?
A good freeware program is PCInspector File Recovery ( http://www.pcinspector.de ) But it is a bit confusing to use.A good program for checking your drive for what you can recover is provided at http://www.runtime.org (it's called GetDataBack) - it's easy to use and it's free to check and see what's recoverable. BUT, it's a bit expensive ($80 US) if you choose to use it to recover your stuff.2 more replies
Okay... I was 99% sure that my hard drive failed. I booted up my computer and it hung at the post...
Detecting IDE drives....
Hung there for ages and the only way I could turn it off was by forcing it to shutdown (holding down the power button).
I tried rebooting several times after that with zero results. Power was on and fans were cranking. It even seemed like the hard drive was spinning. But nothing was coming thru. The monitor stayed in power save mode. My assumption was that the hard disk failed and wasn't providing any "boot up information". So of course I buy a new hard drive.
Now that I think about it though it sounds like I have a different problem. Even with the new hard drive installed I have the same problem... power, fans, hard drive spinning... but nothing.
I've reset the CMOS with no success.
Any suggestions? Please help.
(Running AMD 2200XP+ on Soyo Ultra Dragon KT333 M/B, 512 Mb RAM, GeForce Ti4200 128Mb Vid)
One of your ram sticks has probably died. Put the original hd back in and take one ram stick out and see if it boots. If it dosn't, take the other stick out and put tthe first stick back in.
Hi, I have one SATA 2 hard drive gone down in a Raid Array 0-Stripe
Is there any way I can salvage or back up any information on the Array?
I've got the PC running off another IDE drive with the array being seen, but one disk in the array has an error
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After hours of work i have concluded that my hard drive (500gb 340 used data gone) has failed *sigh*. Not looking for suggestions just bored so i posted this. Until the new hdd comes in i'm having to use this really old laptop that is on its last leg.
Are you positive? It doesn't spin?
We have a Dell XPS One 2720 that was setup at our Rescue Squad and is out of warranty. No problem, I can replace the hard drive but non on created system discs or backups and my look at Dell.com for drivers will not allow me to download the drives ahead of time so I can install them when I install the new drive and install Windows 10. It appears I may be able to order the system discs from Dell that I think will have Windows 8 Pro and hopefully the drivers/programs that would bring the system back to where it was when new.
Is there a way to download just the drivers that won't try to auto install or expand when downloaded? I want them on a USB memory stick ready to install after loading Windows 10. Suggestions welcomed.
Was the PC already upgraded to Win 10 or did it only have Win 8.1?
Dell no longer provides reinstallation media since it's available from Microsoft.
If the PC had Win 8.1, you can clean install Win 10 by using the ISO file to create your own bootable DVD, and it should recognize the Win 8.1 product key in BIOS and activate itself. If it previously had Win 10, it will activate again.
You should be able to manually download all the Win 10 drivers here, and save them on a USB stick for transfer to the 2720. You will just have to know what hardware you have (eg video card), but you can find that info using your Service Tag on the Support site by checking the System Configuration link. Just don't add the drivers to a "Download List".
And remember that drivers have to be installed in the correct order, starting with the chipset drivers...
I have two hard drives in my computer, but it seems one of them is not longer working. The computer can not longer detect the hard driver, and I hear noises as the HD is trying to turn on, and is like turning on and off.
My question is can I use the system restore to recover any files from this driver?
I'm using XP pro, with service pack 2.
Thank you for your time.
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Hi. My HP laptop was 4 days over the one year when the Hard Drive failed (well the test says it has failed). If I buy a new hard drve, how can i get the Windows 10 re-applied?Also, how easy is it to find the original Microsoft code that i was provided with when i bought th laptop, from what i have read, i need to first put the Windows 8 that the laptop came with back on, and then put it through for the free upgrade to Windows 10 (which i did last August).Many thanks. rpb218
Hi, As you've previously upgraded to Windows 10, a hardware profile of your machine will have been saved by the activation servers. As long as the previous installation of Windows 10 had activated Ok after the upgrade from 8.1, you can just create your own installation media and perform a clean installation as detailed in the guide on the following link. Note: At the activation screen, select 'I don't have a Product key' - Windows will activate automatically once the installation has completed. http://www.howtogeek.com/224342/how-to-clean-install-windows-10/ Regards, DP-K1 more replies
Help, my new hard drive failed
I just got at new Wd 160gb hard drive. It was working fine originally but since I have a old computer I have to upgrade the BIOS to use up the new HD potential. Problem is the HD disappear with the new BIOS. ** Everytime it pluged in (New HD) the HD auto detection can't find any hard drive (No matter it was placed as single master or dual master/dual slave). Remove the new HD and everything work fine. ** Go back to the OLD BIOS and the problem is still there. Can you please tell me what 's the problem. Should I return the HD for a different one ? THank
BIOS Type : Award Modular BIOS V4.51DG
Date : 02/26/99
ID : 02/26/99-i440BX-W83977-2A69KTG9C-00
OEM : TRM-P6B40-A4x-V1.07
Chipset : Intel 440BX/ZX rev 3
HD's that size for a while were coming with a PCI expantion card because windows doesn't allow for a hd of that size.
This could be your problem.
Otherwise without know your o/s etc.. it's hard to say
So, I just bought Windows 8 Pro less than two weeks ago and my hard drive failed. So I had to install Windows 8 on one of my other drives but now I can't activate it with the same code.
Microsoft normally does not consider a hard drive change as a "system change" like they would for some other hardware such as a motherboard. Are you positive you are entering the correct product key?
You may have to contact Microsoft to get it activated. I had to do that with Windows 7 on a motherboard change (exact replacement for a failed motherboard).
My computer just suffered a massive failure. I'm not sure where to start, but I decided to post in the Windows XP section since it failed to boot.
After installing a program, I was promoted to restart. I did so, and Windows froze at the sign-in screen. It says "Windows is starting up" and shows the Windows logo. Normally, that would go away quickly and I would be shown the three different users. Except it never comes up. It just stays saying "Windows is starting up."
Here, the plot thickens. I have an older verison of Ubuntu installed on my PC for any such emergencies. I do a hard shutdown and tell my computer to reboot into Linux. Ubuntu tries to run a consistancy check on my hard drive, and it fails, and Ubuntu fails to boot.
This is where it gets interesting, and the only point that makes me uncertain that this isn't a failed hard drive. I put in the Ubuntu Live CD, to go on the internet and look for help, but that failed to boot. I assumed that Linux Live CD's used RAM, not hard drives, to boot up. So it doesn't seem like it matters.
Both my slave and my master drives are older, the slave is 7 years old, the master is 4 years old. Windows is installed on the master, and Ubuntu is installed on the slave, and I find it unlikely that both failed. Which makes me wonder if its the RAM or or something.
My computer's stats
Intel Pentium 4 (2.6Ghz)
NVIDIA GeForce 5200 128MB
Master Drive, Hitachi 80GB
Slave Drive, Seaga... Read more
X: http://www.memtest86.com/download.html. Go there and download an ISO image of Memtest86, burn it to a CD and use it to test your memory. Of course, you'll have to do this on another machine that boots
Boot with the disk in your CD drive and it will run. Run for about 7 passes or longer.
If it's not the memory problem, then go to the HDD maker's site and download their Diagnostic tool. It, too, will boot and run a check of your HDD. At least you'll know if those 2 devices are problematic.
Another way is to boot with your XP disk in the drive and go to the Recovery Console.
At the prompt, type chksk /r, press Enter. It will check the HDD. When it finishes and there is no problem, at the prompt, type fixboot, press Enter. Then see if it will boot.
Hi all, I am having a huge problem at the moment. I purchased a new Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 2TB hard drive (MAR 2011) a few days ago and transferred all my data to it after a few hours use including important documents and now it has stopped working, it does not spin at all. I have purchased, from the same store, another hard drive of the same model, all the firmware is the same (FM: 580) and I switched the boards but this has not made a difference...
I really need help in this matter as I will be loosing a lot of data some very important, I have not contacted the store yet as I dont want to risk someone getting access to that data. Is there any way I can recover this data? (should I try the freezer option) if not can I destroy the data so there is no chance of future recovery if I return it to the store? (put a magnet on it) Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you.
I would suggest contacting Tech support with your problem, they may say that the can attempt to recover your data when you RMA the drive
In the event of destroying your data a "very strong" magnet may very well work but the only sure way i know of is to take a lump hammer to the drive its self which OC you wont want to do if your planning on retuning the drive....
If you RMA back to Hitachi then they must deal with the drive and your data in the most professional manor
Im sorry i cant be of more help to you than i have but hold out and someone may very will have a solution
My second hard drive just failed!!
It's a Western Digital Green 1Gb SATA; I've been using it as a second hdd for storage, for about 1.5 years.
I can't see it with Explorer.
"E: is not accessible. Data error (cyclic redundancy error)"
"You need to format the disk before you can use it"
This happened suddenly, today, out of the blue.
When I go to Disk Management, after a long time it says that the drive is RAW and healthy!
I ran a test with SeaTools after rebooting and it shows that "test failed" and some codes.
Here are the images:
The hdd gave little signs of problems before (like cyclic redundancy error), so at that time I ran check disk at boot, but it never happened to fail..
Please help, what can I do?
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How to fix this problem can I get my pictures off?Codes areFailure ID: Q0F3XG-000839-9XPJW1-60TB03Product H2N64AA#ABA
Kyle, welcome to the forum. This error message is telling you that your hard drive has failed. Your only option is to replace it. You can test it further using the SMART test from the BIOS. When you replace it you should buy one the same size or larger. If you didn't backup your personal data, you will not be able to retreive it. You should begin doing this immediately after you replace the drive. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.1 more replies
I have a PC that recently started giving me some kernel errors and is not able to boot any longer (gets stuck at the boot in Safe Mode or Last Known Good Configuration screen). I have tried various methods to repair the Windows installation without any success. I am now focused on retrieving the data from the drive. So far this has proven to be difficult. I removed the drive and put it in a powered external enclosure and tried to read the drive from 3 different PCs. I cannot get the drive to come up on the My Computer screen. It is recognized as a new device in the task bar though . This drive was supposed to be in a RAID 1 array with a drive exactly like it. But as I have discovered as part of my work to retrieve data I did something wrong in the setup and it was not mirroring (second drive appears to be blank) . I tried one data recovery software tool and the drive is not being seen as a logical drive but does show as a physical drive, so I cannot get the software to get the data off. I would love to hear any other suggestions about how I can get this drive to be recognized so I can save a bunch of music and movies
Here are some specifics to the PC I am dealing with:
Motherboard - MB DFI RS482 INFINITY XPRESS200 939 - Retail
OS - Windows XP
Hard Drive - WD 500GB (don't have model number handy, but it is SATA and about 2 yrs old)
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I am serviceing a four year old IBM Aptiva with a failing 8 GB hard drive. The maximum size hard drive that this machine can accomodate is 10 GB because of addressing limitations. Unfortunately, the smallest hard drive I can find is 20 GB. Is this a viable substitute? What problems can I get into and what precautions do I need to be aware of? Any help or suggestions will be appreciated.
If you can't get a bios update to increase the hard drive limitation the next best thing would be to use the overlay software from the hard drive manufacturer, this will bypass the limit and should allow you to install the drive at full capacity.
Bios update would be preferrable, check ibm's site first
My Dell laptop won't boot up. I pulled the hard drive and put it in a HD case and can access it through my desk top but, I can't get my documents to display...Is there free software that will fix this problem so I can recover any non damaged files?
When you say that the documents wont display, could you give some more information on this area?
Laptop will start but will not get as far as the HP logo.Cannot open in safe mode.Ran a system test which gave the following negative result: Hard Drive Shot DST Check: FailedFailure ID : 9GFT7T-82G89A-MFPX61-60T203Background: Laptop is under a year in my possession bought new and unused, within the last week it has shown some signs of slowing down, (firefox not responding just when a new tab is opened).Last night, went to open league of legends, adobe air could not locate files (which is odd as I was on the game 2 hours earlier).Woke up today, turned on the laptop and was greeted by nothing, not even a system logo, now whenever I start it up I just get a black screen.Able to enter bios.
Whenever the Hard Disk Short DST test fails that indicates that the Hard Disk Drive has failed and that requires a replacement to resolve the issue This issue could be due to Application or driver conflicts, virus issues, file corruptions due to incompatible applications, improper shutdowns, update failures due to conflicts, sudden power surges, if notebook is dropped etc.. HP will provide a replacement Hard Disk Drive if the Notebook warranty is Active, If not you need buy a SATA Hard Disk Drive from a retail shop nearby Please make sure you are getting at least equal capacity as the original one in order to use Recovery Disks. If you need you can buy a larger, but not smaller capacity Hard Disk Drive. For example if you have a 500GB Hard Disk Drive you can upgrade it to 750GB Hard Disk Drive but not 320GB Hard Disk Drive Please try the below shown troubleshooting steps once:Step 01. Remove the battery and unplug the AC/Power AdapterStep 02. Press and hold the Power button for more than 30 SecondsStep 03. Plug in the AC/Power Adapter (leave the Battery out for now)Step 04. Press the Power button and check if the Unit works normal If the above mentioned steps does not help, then you can try reseating the Hard Drive on your Notebook If the issue persists again please Contact HP if your HP Notebook is under warranty, HP would replace the Hard Disk Drive and provide you a Recovery media to restore factory operating system after replac... Read more1 more replies
All if sudden my system began running a pc diagnosis and was stuck for hours. After taking the steps to run a quick and extensive test they both failed on hard drive. Failure ID 6BSNKV-7PN83S-MFPV6K-60T303
Your hard drive has failed and needs to be replaced. Once you replace the hard drive then you'll need to reinstall the operating system (OS) and software/drivers so that your system is operational.1 more replies