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Compaq C2247 146717-001 SCSI hard drive jumpers?

Q: Compaq C2247 146717-001 SCSI hard drive jumpers?

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?


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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

A:if i have 1 ide and 1 scsi hard drive how do i install windows on the new scsi hd?

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I recently got a new hard drive, and I noticed that the jumper has a block attached to it, from what I know is that block limits the data rate to 1.5gbs,. All I want to know is, if I remove it will it give me 3gbs data rate or not, and whether or not it will do my computer any harm.

A:Hard Drive jumpers?

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My hard drive used to be external but the power broke so I had to take it out and I want to insert it in to my computer but I can't see any jumpers to set it to slave. The hard drive is Maxtor Basics STM315005EHD301-RK.

This is a picture of it:

Could anyone help me?

A:No jumpers on my hard drive?

That is a SATA (serial ATA) no jumpers.

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i need jumpers for my hard drives, because i need to hook one spyware ridden one up to my clean drive and scan it with a bunch of programs to try to fix it, i tried looking for "jumper" on tiger direct and best buy, and got nothing. where can i purchase them?

A:where can i find hard drive jumpers

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I have a computer with a 1.99GB hard drive, which is not big enough for my family. I have a Maxtor 2GB one that I would like to put in as a slave. On the Maxtor it reads

Master/Single On
Slave Off
Jumper J20

where do I put the jumpers to make the Maxtor the slave drive? And do I have to put jumpers on the one that is in the computer already to make it the Master? Thanks.

A:Jumpers on Maxtor Hard Drive

Leave the jumper off totally. Depending on the first one, what brand it is, you may have to change that jumper. It should already be jumpered as master. Hook this one up, pop into the bios setup and see if it appears.

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I have an old Maxtor hard drive that I am trying to set as a slave and I'm not sure how to set the jumpers.

I couldn't find a picture of the Hard Drive so I made a diagram of what the 2 jumpers look like now. The Model of the drive is 90340D2. I have also tried looking on the maxtor website but I couldn't find anything.

I would really appreciate it if someone could help

A:Setting jumpers on a Maxtor Hard Drive

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This problem may be solved. Mailing the DOA drive back to Hitachi tomorrow and hope to try again in a couple of weeks when the new one arrives.

I finished building my computer Sunday with your help and it started right up. No problems.

Now, I want to add a second hard drive as a slave.

It is identical to the other (both are Hitachi 160 gig SATA hard drives) but no matter which SATA port I plug into on the motherboard, it is not recognized in the Control Panel Disk Management. I have also connected this drive to different power plugs inside the computer.

Partition Magic does not see it either.

The drive is not formatted and when I run the Hitachi Hard drive installation disk, it says to use Windows Disk Manager. I assume that this is also called "Disk Management".

This is my first experience with SATA and I am not too crazy about those weak connectors that they use.

I have checked them over and over so the only other thing that I can think of would be either jumpers that I did not see or a dead hard drive.

I tried to test the hard drive by unplugging the present master and leave only the present slave drive which I wanted to format but it does not work. I tried this a couple of times but had no luck. The Ontrack Disk Manager does not seem to recognize the drive either. If this drive is dead, it is dead right out of the box. Trouble is that I bought it last year on sale so not sure what the warranty would be.

Another possibility would be a bad cable but I ... Read more

A:Solved: Are there jumpers to set on SATA hard drive?

Sata doesn't use jumpers at all, but since you have another drive you will have to enable SATA raid in your BIOS if your using the onboard raid. At that point, the drive should show up, and you should be able to confiigure it to your likeing. Refer to your MB manual to see how to do this.

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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.

A:SCSI Hard Drive

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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?

A:Using SCSI Hard Drive

You can use it if you have a SCSI adapter and you can mix IDE and SCSI in the same PC.

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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?



A:scsi NT -- how to add IDE hard drive?


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.


Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]


Every morning is the dawn of a new error...

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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.


A:SCSI Hard Drive


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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.


A:HP SCSI Hard Drive


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.

Good Luck,


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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.

A:SCSI 70 ghz hard drive

This generally pertains to a bad hard drive or bad hdd cable same as a "non system disk error" with same solutions.

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Hi everyone,
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.



A:SCSI HArd drive

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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.

Model: WDE18300-6029A8
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.

Cheers, John

A:Some help please in trying to use an SCSI hard drive.

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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

A:scsi hard drive?

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.

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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.

A:SCSI hard drive question

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.

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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?

A:Hard drive recognized as SCSI

it is SCSI emulation. Some USB drives show up this way too.

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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?

A:7200rpm scsi hard drive


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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:

Part: 9v8006-001
Firmware: e302

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 it says.

A:SCSI Hard Drive Question

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.

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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

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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.

A:SCSI Hard Drive Driver?

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.


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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.

A:Installing Windows Hard Drive SCSI

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"

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BIOS recognizes drive and assigns D:

A:SCSI Hard Drive - No Letter Assignment

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Hello all,

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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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??????

A:2nd SCSI hard drive failure within 1 year

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.

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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

A:Duel Boot XP on second scsi hard drive

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.

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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...

thanks ....rog

A:two scsi hard drive install in win 2000

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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

A:new sata hard drive showing as scsi in win 7 help

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.
-David Betournay

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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.


A:Solved: Need to access a SCSI Hard Drive

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*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

A:Can't install second U160 SCSI hard drive

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.

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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.

A:SCSI Adapter/hard drive problem

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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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

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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.

A:NEED serious advice about Hard Drive Cooling (Pair of SCSI 15k)

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.

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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

A:Connecting SCSI Hard Drive to my external enclsoure?

You cannot do that. Your drive which is SCSI will not connect to an IDE/SATA controller in the external hard drive enclosure.

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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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A:SCSI hard drive died - can i switch to ide or sata?

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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?


A:HARD DRIVE question - SCSI vs SATA vs EIDE

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.

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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

My problem...
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 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.
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A:New computer built hard drive with scsi problem

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Hello All,

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 ( ) .

Thanks ahead of time.

A:Hard Drive Compatibility?:confused: SCSI to IDE or SATA?

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...

You need

(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.

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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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A:PC won't recognize extra hard drives (edi) primary is SCSI drive

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

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How do you get the power to your hard drive. The power supply has no extra wires or anything. Where does it come from?

A:{SOLVED} im a begginner, installing a new hard drive (scsi) so this may seem silly,

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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
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?


A:SCSI hard drive problem. Start Unit request failed.

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?

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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
Cache: 8MB

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!

A:Installing a scsi hard drive on an asus a7n8x deluxe board

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.

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I am going to be using a sound card with my new A7N8X Deluxe, and while researching BIOS settings online I found that when using a sound card, the "Onboard AC97 Audio Controller" setting should be disabled along with the "sound jumpers". I can find no jumpers related to the onboard sound on the jumper map that came with the mobo, nor can I find the jumpers' positions online. Anyone know where they are??

A:Disabling A7N8X Dlx onboard sound via jumpers: Where are the jumpers?

I think the onboard sound is disabled in the BIOS in these boards - look through the BIOS screens to see if such an option exists.

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Hello all,

I'm after some help/advice please?

I have a Compaq Mini Netbook with windows XP installed on it. I would like to sell the netbook however I obviously want to erase my hard drive of any personal data etc and restore the NetBook to factory settings (as in when I bought it new) and leave windows on for the potential buyer!

As with most netbooks it doesn't have a CD drive and already came with windows XP installed. Can anybody give me any insight into how I can accomplish this please?

I would be really grateful for any advice given!!


A:How to wipe hard drive on compaq notebook without CD drive

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I just bought a white-box hd to throw in my Xbox, but unfortunately there's no diagram on the drive indicating what jumper position is cable select. Additionaly, there's no real label on the drive indicating the manufacturer. It was supposed to be a Western Digital or a Maxtor and I don't think its either. The only thing that looks like a corporate logo is a RU where the R is backwards and is stuck to the left side of the U. Anyone know what brand this might be? Are all jumper positions on all drives the same?

A:Are jumpers on all hard drives the same?

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My brother took his computer down and had some memory added and also added a 10 gig hard drive. That of course has not work right since it was put in. I do not know the brand of drive, but the techy told me that Compaq was known to have issues with larger drives. The machine is 3 1/2 years old, 233 Mhz running windows 98. Device Manager show a yellow exclaimation mark and says that the device is not there or has the wrong drivers. When you go to the preformance tab, it says that both hard drives are running in MSDOS Compatibility mode. I think that it is not installed properly, but the techy says it is just a Compaq thing... Help Please....

A:Compaq w/ 10 gig hard drive

cut and paste I have on this problem.
MS-DOS Compatibility Mode and Hard Drives

June 1998

This month's tip is meant to help
unlock some of the mystery behind
MS-DOS Compatibility Mode with
hard drives. Generally, hard drives do
not cause MS-DOS Compatibility
mode, but because Windows indicates a
drive is in compatibility mode,
it appears as if the drive is at fault.

The following describes causes of
compatibility mode and the
step-by-step methods that resolve
the issue. Most of this information
comes from Microsoft's
KnowledgeBase and should help you identify and
resolve the specific problem.

MS-DOS Compatibility mode may be
caused by any of the following

An "unsafe" device driver,
memory-resident program, or virus
hooked the INT21h or INT13h
chain before Windows 95/98 loaded.
The hard disk controller in
your computer was not detected by
Windows 95/98.
The hard disk controller was
removed from the current
configuration in Device
There is a resource conflict
between the hard disk controller and
another hardware device.
The Windows 95/98
protected-mode driver is missing or damaged.
The Windows 95/98 32-bit
protected-mode disk drivers detected a
non-standard configuration
or incompatible hardware.

To correct the problem, follow
these steps:

1.Use the Performance tab in
System properties to identify which
drive is using MS-DOS
Compatibility mode and why.

Note: Floppy disk drives and
CD-ROM drives operating in
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I have a friend who has a Compaq MV520 computer(about 4yrs old). Recently he has not been able to load any programs and he asked me to give it a look. I'm no expert, but I know more than he does. After playing around a little, it indicated that there wasn't enough disk space. On this computer, C: drive is about 4 GBs, then there is an E: drive with about 2 GIGS. My initial thought was to replace the hard drive with a larger one, but after reading some of the posts here, I learned of Compaq's infamous 'hidden partition', and I'm damned glad I did! I'm sure I would have blithely gone ahead and replaced the drive, with aforementioned consequences. Then I heard about possibly adding a zip drive, CD-RW, jazz drive or using a compression utility. (Drive Space?). Needless to say, he would like to rectify the situation as easily and cheaply as possible, but will go for a hard drive, etc if necessary.
If anybody would like to give me some advice,it would be greatly appreciated.

A:Compaq hard drive

AFAIK, there is no reason you have to use the wacky Compaq recovery partition if you want to install a new hard disk. I would either limit the new disk's size to 30 gigs, or make sure that the Compaq BIOS will allow larger drives, 1999 was the "magic" year that many BIOS version fixed that limitation. I strongly recommend against any software disk compression, way more trouble than it's worth, and it's only a bandaid anyway. A new hard disk will probably be the cheapest option...

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One of the hard drives is a new SATA drive so it has no jumpers, the other is a drive that's a few years older that does have jumpers. The older drive will only be used for storage, so how do I configure the jumpers on the older drive? Additionally, the newer drive will also be used for storage, the OS and programs will be stored on an SSD which I don't need to tell you also has no jumpers. Thanks for all your help.

A:2 hard drives,1 with jumpers, 1 without. How do I configure this?

The older drive is an IDE? Is it the only device on the cable? Or is there an optical drive on the same cable? If it is the only drive, the jumper can be on Master or CS (cable select). Some drives need no jumper if it is the only device on a channel. What is the make/model of the older drive?

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Appreciate some assistance.

Trying to help someone install a new hard drive on a Compaq Presario 5240.

The old hard drive had two partitions: C:\ and D:\.
D:\ was the Compaq partition from which quick restores could be done with a Quick Restore CD, etc.

If a new hard drive is installed, there will be no Compaq 'D' partition with an image of 'C', and a W98SE boot disk would be used to partition and format the drive. Also, the Quick Restore CD would be rendered useless.

Do these types of computers require quick restore / recovery disks containing special drivers that are not found on a generic windows boot disk, or can a new hard drive be installed like in any other computer.

A:Compaq Hard Drive Install

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The bios in this machine does not appear to recognize the 30Gb Hard drive that I want to install, and the hard drive parameters do not allow manual setting for a drive this large. Is there an updated bios that I can install?

A:Compaq Prolinea 590 Hard drive

I look around for a BIOS update however could not find it, however I did find out that its pretty old 1997 and probably doesn't have a flashable CMOS chip. If it does its probably not supported anymore, sorry.

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I have a Compaq Proliant 3000 server with 6 18.2 gig drives. One of them failed and I want to know if I can put another SCSI drive in the cage thats bigger or if I am limited to using 18.2 gig Compaq drives. If I can use a different drive are there any recommendations. Its running a mirror on drives C & D and drives E, F, G, & H are raid 5 on a smart card. Any help with this would be apprieciated.


A:compaq hard drive replacement

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I have a compaq presario CQ60. with windows vista Not sure what my daughter has done but I tried to log onto my laptop earlier but I get the message No bootable device insert boot disc and push any key. I didnt get any discs with it has all recovery built in, and a thicky I didnt make any discs. warrenty expired jan 2010.
I have managed to f2 it and it says 100% of the system memory tested ok, 966,807,552 bytes of system memory tested ok, memory test passed hard disk not exist. have tried copying onto disc driver recovery but my laptop doesn't read it. Managed to get onto a page which pulled up my computer screen and it says removable c drive no hard drive, setup information cant be found anywhere and all files are empty.
I have tried to run the self dianostic but it cant find any files to repair.
Please Help. I am a total novice and after spending 7 hours on my other daughters laptop trying to find some answers I give up.

A:Compaq with lost hard drive

hard disk not exist. Click to expand...

it cant find the harddisk, which may mean the harddrive has failed or the controller,
it may be psoosible to replace the drive - some compaqs are quite easy to change - a couple of screws at the bottom and the drive slides out the side - others can be a bit more difficult

theres quite a few cq60 on the hp website under support
then look down righthand side for manuals
should be a notebook tour - that will show where the harddrive bay is

if you replace the harddrive - you will need the recovery CDs - which you can buy from HP

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I have a Compaq Presario 5000. I would like to add a second hard drive. There is an available 3.5" drive bay available, but the hard drive will not fit into the metal sleeve that is installed in the drive bay. I don't have a large bay available, and I would need some sort of an adapter to go that route, in any case. The 3.5" drive bay is exactly where I need it to access the drive cables, etc., so I would much prefer to do it that way, if possible.

I've checked with HP/Compaq and Radio Shack and it appears that this is just the way it is. The Radio Shack service center suggested that I rig the drive in as best (using ties!) as I can while the Compaq service person was under the impression that the metal cage holding the primary hard drive had enough room to handle a second drive (not that I can see).

It doesn't make sense to me that this problem would not have been widely encountered and resolved. Does anyone know, for example, of a modified bay sleeve that I can purchase? Any insight would be appreciated.

A:Second Compaq Hard Drive Issue

Are you looking at the bay from the outside or actually with the cover off?? I'm not at all familiar with the Presario but you MAY be able to remove the whole "sleeve" from the actual mounting brackets; then again maybe not....just a thought

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I have recently been playing with several vintage Compaq laptops. My current problem is incorporating a new hard drive in a Compaq LTE 5400 or an LTE 5380. I recently purchased an 8GB plug-in IBM drive, which according to the seller he formatted the drive to FAT 32. I have several bootable floppys which include all the programs necessary to FDISK and Format (C:/s) the new drive (and have successfully accomplished the feat several times). After installing the 8GB drive and loading a Win 98 Start Up floppy I get to a place in the boot process (Booting from Floppy Disk) where you can hear the program briefly access the hard drive, then it just hangs up there. If I boot with a pretty old (2001 era) Win95 boot disk, it will go on through to the A: dos prompt. When I call up FDISK (or Format, or any other command) it tells me that that I have "Incorrect MS DOS Version". So again, I am at an end. I have asked what platform was used when the 8GB was originally formatted but have not received any information as yet. I attempted and suceeded in FDISKing and Formating two other drives in the same machines. If I put the original 5GB drive in the system, any one of my boot floppys works like a champ. I have also been able to load the Compaq Diagnostics program with the 8GB installed and not only identify the drive but complete a full blown hard drive test. Anybody out there have any ideas on how I can get up an running with my new 8GB drive? I will appreciate any help you may be... Read more

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Hello everyone. I have a Hp NX7400 . I went to circuit city and i saw
"western digital Notebook Hard Drive WD scorpio 2.5 Inch 8mb 160gb sata" . Would This work in my HP NX7400 . I took the hard drive out of my NX7400 and it says
Model: HTS541680J95A00 5400 RPM

REV: 5.00 SPS:413852-0011

A:Help with HP Compaq NX7400 hard drive


Providing the WD Scorpio is no taller than your current drive (highly unlikely), I think it will be fine.

Sata is the connector type, that's the same.
2.5" is the width of the drive, same.
The height is the other factor to consider (usually less than 10.5mm, 9.5mm is common), I don't think I've seen a new laptop hdd in the last few years that is taller. Physical measurements should be on the outer packaging if you need to check.

If the price is right, buy it



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i would like to install a new and bigger hard drive in my compaq presario 5bw120. my old hd is acting up so i bought a 40gb of the same brand only to find out i can't use the quickrestore cd that came with my compaq. what i need to know is what is the best way to setup this new hd without using the QR cd. can i copy my old hd to the new one? what program would i need? i am a little lost now and any advise would be helpful. thanks.

A:[SOLVED] compaq hard drive

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I have two Western Digital pata hard drives on a computer that has one IDE controller going to both hard drives. I have the black colored connector going to the master and the grey connector going to the slave.
The slave does not have an OS, it has just data.

With no pins in the master the master boots fine to XP Pro.
What combination of jumper settings will I need so that XP Pro drive boots and sees the slave drives data?


A:Correctly setting jumpers for two IDE hard drives

Which WD HDDs?

Instead of using black & gray, as colors vary from manufacturer to manufacturers, use terms, please, such as middle and far end. I will assume that the near / close end is the connector you connect to the motherboard / main printed circuit board.

Which motherboard have you?

For future reference, I suggest that you start a hardware thread in the hardware forum.

Western Digital jumper settings, about 2/3 of the way down.


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I have a question about what should the dvd drive jumpers be on when Install them on a new computer?? Master, Slave, or cable select?? I have to dvd drives installed in my computer.. And What is cable select?? Never used it.. thanks..

A:Dvd drive jumpers..

If you're having only single Dvd Drive. then better go for master.

for more info, you can go here:

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When I turn my laptop on it just boots to a black screen. I see the messages F12 and such, but after that nothing. I went into BIOS and there's not much there, does seem to be recognizing my hard drive. I connected my hard drive, via USB, to my other computer and it seems to work fine.

A:Compaq laptop not recognizing hard drive

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My friend's Compaq Presario SR5703WM had been working fine, but now when you turn it on, it can't find the hard drive. The only thing it finds is the CD-ROM. The OS is Windows Vista Home Basic. I tried unplugging everything but keyboard and mouse and running system recovery, but it won't let you do it. F8 has no effect so I can't try to start Windows in safe mode and run a scan to see if there is a virus. You can go into the setup menu, and the boot menu. Hitting F12 for system recovery has no effect. It will ask for a system boot disk. I have a hard time believing the hard disk is toast. I'm wondering if it just can't find the hard disk for some reason. Have seen some BIOS action on one screen but I can't remember any details from it. I live an hour away, and I'm trying to figure out a plan to get this up and running again. Any help, please?

A:Compaq Presario Can't Find Hard Drive

Go into BIOS is the HD there or not. Compaq just lists the HD size on its site. However, since the optical drive is SATA and considering that the computer is probably a few years old most likely the HD is also.

Check the cables to the drive (power and data). If the drive is not in BIOS and nothing changes after checking the cables then drive is most likely dead.

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Hi all. My Compaq's original 20GB hard drive bit the dust awhile back, and I want to install a new one. (I don't have the recovery disks, but expect to buy a new XP OS anyway.)

Is there a simple place where I can find out what drives are compatible, and what the maximum capacity is that i can install? The HP support website recommends an IDE drive first, then E-IDE, then ATA, but that's as far as it goes...

Thanks -

A:Upgrading Compaq 5BW160 hard drive

First, given the size of the resident drive, make sure your system has enough juice to run XP happily, i.e. 512MGs of ram....minimum.

Next, Google your mobo; U may get some specific info on how large an IDE drive it can support and if there are any bios flashes to support more.

U could also email the Mfg and they might well give you this info based on yr individual system.

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i installed a new hard drive on my old compaq so my kid can use it but the recovery disk doesnt work i get a big red screen that says call service rep my old drive is wasted and cannot be accessed

A:compaq 5108 new hard drive problem

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I want to upgrade the hard drive in my 8000 Elite.  It seems all of them are 6G/s (SATA 3) these days.  Seagate says the one I'm looking at will work if my computer isn't 6G/s if the controller supports SATA speed autonegotiation.  1st question:  What is the speed of the controller, I've spent the last couple of hours searching without success. 2nd question:  Does this controller support SATA speed autonegotiation? Thanks!Vince.

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I have just installed a hard drive in to a friends compaq 2510p notebook. I am getting a message: Non-System disk or disk error replace and strike any key when ready. I can't hear the hard drive start up. and I can't procede any futher, any and all help would be great thanksl

A:Installed new hard drive in compaq 2510q

Have you installed a OS?
If not, that is what you need to do.

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Two weeks ago my 2 yr old Compaq V2000 wouldn't boot. I got the ntldr not found message. Looked like the hard disk was fried so I got a new disk.
Put in the new disk and used the Compaq All in One DVD to try and restore the system. The DVD booted, I picked the option to reinstall the whole operating system, it showed a progress bar creating restore partition and then gave the ntldr not found message.
I ran the hard disk self test through the BIOS and it checked out. The replacement disk is 160 Gb 5400rpm IDE (Hitachi). Getting desperate, I opened up the machine and took out the CMOS battery, left it out for 20 minutes and put everything back together again. Tried the restore process but still got the ntldr message.
Tried to install Mandriva Linux but the install hangs right at the start.
Getting more desperate, I got a Win 98 boot disk and put it in. Ran fdisk, created partitions and formatted. But I found that my 160 Gb disk was showing as 60 Gb in fdisk. Anyway, I was still able to access the hard disk using DOS. I even transferred system to the hard disk and was able to boot DOS through the hard disk. Apart from the Win 98 disk, nothing installs.
I am totally confused. I am assuming that since I can access the hard disk through DOS, there shouldn't be any problems with the hardware?
What did I miss?
Please help!

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first of all, srry if this doesnt go in this section

i've been having this issue since i bought this laptop. the total hard drive space is of 100gb. it has a section of it reserved for recovery files (drive D).
the thing is, when i open my computer (btw, running on vista), it says:

Local Disk ( C: ) 66.0 GB free of 86.9 GB

Presario RP ( D: ) 779 MB free of 6.17

that would add up to around 93 GB if they were completely free, thus im assuming the other 7 are taking up by the windows. thing is, if i go to remove programs, it says i have 3 GB worth of software in my pc, which would leave 69 GB free, and since i bought this pc, i've only seen up to 72 GB free. Not to mention that the free space gradually decreases, dont know why, maybe updates..

i know its not really a big deal since i only use it for school, but its the fact that something's wrong with it and i dont know why.

A:compaq f557us hard drive question

have you run a virus scan?

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can i put a second hard drive on my compaq presario sr1630nx since im almost out of memory if so where can i another hard drive compatible to my system?

A:second hard drive for my compaq presario sr1630nx

Quote: Originally Posted by james62755

can i put a second hard drive on my compaq presario sr1630nx since im almost out of memory if so where can i another hard drive compatible to my system?

From looking at your specs. It looks like you have an IDE 200gb HD now in this desktop. So if you look inside the case & you have a second IDE MB connection and mounting space for another HD, then you could easily add another IDE HD from 200gb to 500gb in size.

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I have a Compaq Evo SFF D500 running xp pro with a 80gb main hard drive and 500gb second hard drive.
I am going to use this pc as a server so will not bother having a mouse or keyboard connected.
This is not a problem at the moment but i need to know what it the largest sized hard drive i can have as the main drive as before when i was running a 500gb main drive I had to always press f1 to confirm hard drives etc.
Obviously as using this as a server I dont want to be bothering with f1 everytime.
Thankyou in advance.

A:Compaq Evo SFF D500 Hard drive size

What XP service pack do you have? If you have SP2 or SP3 it will recognize drives larger then 132GB's. XP 32 bit supports drives up to 2 TB's.

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I recently installed a new Hard Drive in a Compaq Presario 7000 for the church up the street when there hard drive failed. Once I installed the new HD I tried to reload the software using the Recovery CD. In the instructions for the Recovery CD it says that a menu will appear. When I boot using the Recovery CD it simply comes up with and A> prompt. What am I missing???? It sounded easy!!!!!!!!

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How do I tell if a hard drive is bad on my notebook? I tried to reformat and it just hangs there. I tried a system restore, Windows 2000 and booting to floppy to reformat but neither worked.

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I am having some problems with the computer. When I turn it on .. the boot screen loads up then it says :

Non-System Disk or Disk Error

Replace and skrike any key when ready.

I am running a Hewett Packard.. XP Windows..


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Any help is welcome!!

I have purchased a new WD Hard Drive(60 GB) which I wanted to install on my Compaq preasrio (5BW160). This has a CD-ROM Drive and a CD-RW drive. On opening the machine, I found that the available bay beneath the Floppy drive does not accomodate the Hard Drive. And there is no existing place elsewhere to install this hard drive. Could somebody please help out by letting me know as to where this drive needs to be placed. Are there any other precautions which i need to consider?? While searching the Compaq website, found something vague about a railing which needs to be purchased(though I have no idea where from??).

Thanks in advance

A:How do I install second hard drive on Compaq Presario (5BW160)

Hi there Mohan
Try one of the local pc shops for the rails for mounting your new HD.....if they dont have any they might be able to give you some suggestions on how or where to get them.

I had a simular situation on a friends pc (hp with a mini tower) and I was able to use a stacking bracket from an old case that I had and it mounted horizontal just fine ...kinda depends on the room that u have in the case ....some even mount vertically.

just some ideas for you

good luck with it

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My name is Alison, I was trying to fix my laptop and ended up making things a lot worse!!

I ran DBAN and during the process i realized i have no way to reinstall Vista OS so i aborted the wipe after 10 or 15 mins into it.

Its a Compaq Presario CQ61. On the back of the L/T i have a sticker with a product key but when i purchased it i never got a CD for Vista. I dont have recovery discs either.

So like i said i stopped DBAN from completing the wipe however now when i turn the L/T on it says,


I tried doing System Recovery but the same message comes up... i also found a Vista Recovery online and burnt to cd-r but it stills says, "NO BOOTABLE DEVICE -- INSERT BOOT DISK AND PRESS ANY KEY"

Im not sure what to do to fix this issue... any help or advice welcome but please explain in details.

Is there a way to copy a different version of windows OS from a different PC and make that a 'boot disc' I dont really understand what a boot disc is...

Thanks in advance!


A:Wiped the hard drive now i have no OS (Compaq Presario CQ61)

Hi, Alison.

A boot disk is the hard drive which your PC boots from and starts Windows, but your hard drive has had the boot files and Windows (or some of it) wiped off it with DBAN. DBAN is used to securely wipe all data from a hard drive prior to selling it or otherwise disposing of it -- this prevents any data from getting into the wrong hands.

You will have to contact HP/Compaq and ask them if they can send you a set of Recovery CDs for your model.

Contact information for the USA: Contact HP - Phone Assist | HP

For the UK: Contact HP - Phone Assist | HP

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My name is Alison, I was trying to fix my laptop and ended up making things a lot worse!!

I ran DBAN and during the process i realized i have no way to reinstall Vista Home Basic OS so i aborted the wipe after 10 or 15 mins into it.

Its a Compaq Presario CQ61. On the back of the L/T i have a sticker with a product key but when i purchased it i never got a CD for Vista. I dont have recovery discs either.

So like i said i stopped DBAN from completing the wipe however now when i turn the L/T on it says,


I tried doing System Recovery but the same message comes up... i also found a Vista Recovery online and burnt to cd-r but it stills says, "NO BOOTABLE DEVICE -- INSERT BOOT DISK AND PRESS ANY KEY"

Is there a way to copy a different version of windows OS from a different PC and make that a 'boot disc' I dont really understand what a boot disc is...

Im not sure what to do to fix this issue... any help or advice is appreciated if you could please explain with details that would be a big help to me.

Thanks in advance!


A:Wiped the hard drive now i have no OS (Compaq Presario CQ61)

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Wiped the hard drive now i have no OS (Compaq Presario CQ61)


I ran DBAN

DBAN (Darik's Boot and Nuke) is a low level format utility. Once you start this, it begins to wipe the drive of your OS. Stopping it in the middle is too late. If you had just run System Recovery would have set your system back to Factory Defaults, but DBAN deleted that too. You cannot copy an installed OS and put it on a different computer. An OS has to be installed from a boot disc (a disc that boots the computer if the OS can't)
What is the Vista recovery disc that you have? Boot into Setup (Bios) and change the Boot order to be CD/DVD rom drive First Boot Device, Save and Exit. Restart the computer with the disc in and you should see the message Press Any Key to Boot From CD/DVD.If it is a Vista install DVD then you can reinstall your OS. If not a Windows disc, you can try contacting your computer manufacturer and see if you can get a Recovery DVD for your computer manufacturer Or get a Vista DVD from Ebay or Craigslist.

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I am new to forum. Spent some time the last couple of days trying to get my daughter's Compaq Presario 6330us working. Machine came with two CD/DVD drives, a floppy drive, and a Maxtor 60GB hard drive.

She was not able to boot XP from her hard drive. Her boyfriend had previously tried to recover from recovery CDs, but with no luck. I tried installing a new hard drive (Seagate 160GB) with new one as primary master and old one as primary slave. That didn't work. Didn't recognize either drive. Then took out old drive and used new drive only. Was then able to recover the system. Worked fine for a few hours.

Tried using it later the same day. It had gone to sleep after I thought I had it fixed and reinstalled a lot of her software. When Itried to wake it up, the system froze. Upon reboot, system was no longer recognizing the new drive. It wouldn't let me do another recovery since it can't find a hard drive to recover to. Just keep getting Boot Failure message. Tried new IDE cabling but didn't help. The BIOS is just not detecting the hard drive. Recognizes the 2 CD/DVD drives and floppy drive fine.

I suspect the IDE controller for the hard drive(s) is bad. Can I just install a new card with a new controller rather than repalcing motherboard? Any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

A:Compaq Presario 6330 Hard Drive Problems

Anything you do with a Presario 6330 is likely to be trouble and disappointment.
I would replace the EIDE cables, then download all the patches, BIOS, and other drivers and downloads from the site for Presario 6330US. Obtain a copy of WXP Service Pack 2 from Microsoft just in case you can use it ($3.95 from Microsoft).
Give it your best shot with the BIOS and Patch... if it still doesn't detect the drive, consider this an opportunity to get something decent. If it does detect, reformat and reinstall everything, then the entire download set, then run the Windows Service Pack 2 disc. You should then be ok.
This computer has been almost as much trouble as the eMachines desktops, and the failures are too often not fixable.
If money is a problem, take a look at and others that have ruggedized used Dells and IBMs... better than a cheap new one... although you will have to find Windows somewhere.

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My Compaq Presario SR5410F shows 288 GB of total hard drive space, it always has. The HP website shows specs of 320 GB. This bothers me alot. Did I buy one 10 years ago that was so new (at the time) that I didn't get the standard amount of storage space that is listed in the specs now? 

A:Compaq Presario SR5410F hard drive size

Toneman, welcome to the forum. Here is an article that will explain the reasons for the differences in space.  You actually got what you paid for and you will see how this is true. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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We have lost the connector on the pins of the hard drive that let you connect it to the motherboard it is a wierd connector that goes on the hard drive pins can anyone help out with information on where to get a replacement or atleast the correct name for the adapter HP says that you cannot just order that part from them I think that is crazy.

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Wrong post. Sorry.

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My Compaq Presario Laptop Model 12XL403A, while installing Win 7, ran out of HD space and turned black. How can I format the HD. Any advice, Please.Thanks BARI


you can format it as part of the setup routine from the disk.
I'm suprised windows attempted to install as it calculates required disk space before installing files.
How do you know it ran out of space?

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I am totally computer illiterate, about all I know is how to turn them on, so bear with me. I have a Compaq Armada 1700 (6266/T/4000/D/M/3 ) . I know it has a 3.99gig hard drive and I want to put in a bigger one. Since I don't understand tech talk what do I have to do to accomplish this. I also want to increase the memory as well. Can any one help?

A:compaq armada 1700 laptop hard drive

Ok just one question and im serious. Why? Its at least 15 years old. Plus its a laptop. Laptops take alot of abuse in this world. Does the existing drive work? what OS is Installed windows 95?
Down to the brass...This machine is upgradeable but not to the point where you can use it to do anything productive. I am sorry i just cant see where this laptop is useful at any point if you can find a hard drive it wont support anything past 10gig and that wont hold windows vista or winows7 if you just plan on playing around with it you wont learn much. no modern programs will run on it. here are the specs on it they may help.

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Hello all,
My problem is that I am trying to install a western digital 40 gig IDE HD in my Compaq model 5635 to no avail. The original 10gig HD works fine I want the new one to be the slave. The system uses cable select so I tried that method. The original cable that came with the new HD was not long enough to reach both HD's so I bought another one and put the old drive on the farther connector (master) and the new drive on the center one (slave).

However, when I start the system up it goes though several checks, as I the "compaq" screen comes up then I here the floppy drive operate, the old drive as well and I think the new drive. Then it goes through a second check for a second then I get a black screen except for the cursor in the top left of the screen (blinking). And the system just hangs there. I know the new drive is running as I can feel it operating when I power it up.

I tried using the floppy disk that came with the drive and with the diagnostics it does not even see the second drive. It does see the master (original 10 gig) drive though.

I looked in the BIOS and there is not any settings for HD other than disable or enable the drive controllers. The first only goes to the 10gig the second one is running a CD drive and a Zip internal drive.

Perhaps the new drive is too large for the BIOS and so just hangs it? Although my understanding is that if that was the case, then it would operate just at reduced space and not see it at full capacity.

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My friend has a presario and the model is not really clear. 2300 he believes. Another guy has it and is trying to buy it off of him for only 250 so i told him that that would be senseless lets just get the hard drive replaced and i told him that i could do it. is there any certain ways that the company has made the replacement difficult? So that it must be done by them? I was told that Toshiba and Sony have made it so that there was some chord that could easily be torn if it was not done in a certain way. Aditionally how specific of a hard drive do i need to find, must it be model specific? and also, how hard is it to upgrade the RAM. If you are doing one you mind as well do the other right. I know this sounds like alot but i just really want to help him out. thanks hope to get a repy soon

A:Can a novice replace a hard drive in a Compaq Presario?

It would be easier to help with the exact model number. The Compaqs Ive worked on werent too hard. With the onder ones the case lifts off the frame. And with Compaqs you have to get a file from Compaq and add it to the new hard drive or the Restore Disks wont work. Replacing the RAM is easy. Just make sure you know what kind it has- SDRAM or DDR RAM.

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old compaq presario with 4gb drive,...i installed new 80gig drive. it formatted to 7% and i got MBR changed or installed or something message..i tried install formats to 7% and pops up a an error message ,claiming that it's due to a possible hardware limitation.please tell me that this is (probably)only a bios setting that needs to be changed.
i realise that older pc's can't/don't accept large drives.before the drive began the formating process a system scan took place and it passed the ultra ata thingy,so the machine is good to go in that respect..i was even unsure of that at the beginning so i was relieved when it detected the ata. anyway..i hope you guys can help...the hard drive was christmas present from me to my sister.i told her not to pay someone to install it as i could do it myself,which i've done plenty of times in newer machines and never had any problems.
thanx guys!! and happy new year!

A:Solved: new hard drive,old compaq(hardware limitation)

Sounds like you probably need a BIOS update. What system is that? It has to be pretty old and probably not worth the trouble. What O/S is it? Older version of Windows didn't recognize drives over certain capacties and it was pretty small.

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I acquired this desktop about 2 weeks ago. It's 3 - 4 years old and came with Windows 98SE originally installed, but the owner upgraded it to Windows XP SP1 several months ago. The file system was left in FAT32 format and was not converted to NTFS format.

The Western Digital Caviar WDC100AA hard drive is rated at 10 GB, but shows the following in My Computer:

HARD( C: ) - 7.35 GB

SYSTEM_SAV( D: ) - 1.94 GB

Other than the files in the Recycle Bin and in System Restore containing the same information in both partitions, everything else appears to be Compaq-related files that are years old.

What would be the best way to consolidate all 9.29 GB into the C: partition and do away with the D: partition, and what would be the best program to use?

Don't tell me to reformat the hard drive and start from scratch because that's not what I want to do.

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Look at Partition Magic to do that job.

Don't assume all the data will be safe in doing it, backup beforehand.

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my old Compaq armada 7730mt notebook wont accept any HDD it was working well with win200Sp3 on it till my friend borrowed it he came back some few days later,but the laptop won't bootup, it would startup and say enter command path e.g C:/COMMAND.COM.
I tried to format it having using a WIN98 startup floppy,but at 100% the formats stops and "unable to create boot sector" massage shows up, i changed the HDD but still gets the same problem.
I'm in a fix now,any one with a solution please help
Thanks Phill.

A:compaq Armada 7730MT wont accept Hard drive


Look in the BIOS for any kind of virus protection, if its turned on it prevents anything from writing to the boot sector of any hard drive installed.


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I have not been able to start up windows xp. All I get is a black screen and a blinking cursor in the upper left hand cornor. I put in my recovery disk it acts like it is going to re-install windows and then nothing. When I open up the bios settings and use a hard drive comprehensive test it says that my hard drive had failed the test. The hard drive is a seagate 40GB AT disc drive. I took it out and put in another laptop hard drive. I did have to take off a converter thing from the seagate and put it on the IBM hard drive. When I turn on the laptop it boots from the CD and I press enter to set up windows xp home edition. The screen says
1546 MB Disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 atapi [MBR]
C: Partition1 [FAT32] 1551 MB (135 MB free)

I press enter to set up xp. The partition you selected does not have enough free space for the installation of windows xp. Set up must reformat it. I tell it to reformat.
The partition is either too full, damaged, not formatted, or formatted with an incompatible file system. To continue installing windows setup must format this partition.
C: Partition1 [FAT32] 1551 MB (135MB free) on 1546 MB Disk 0 at Id 0n bus 0 on atapi [MBR]
I pick to format the partition using the NTFS file system.
It tells me to wait.......Setup was unable to format the partition. The disk may be damaged. Make sure the drive is switched on and properly connected to your computer. If the disk is a SCSI disk, make sure your SCSI devices are properly terminated. Consult your computer m... Read more

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If there is anything on the drive which you need to recover I would recommend doing that first.

Test the hardware using the seagate 'Sea Tools' for dos utility found at the following link;

If that shows no errors and assuming you have either backed your data up elsewhere or don't need any of the data on the drive (as this would destroy all data) Try using the windows setup routine to delete all partitions and then re-create/format them.

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My dad has a Compaq Presario Model 2286. He wants to remove the hard drive completely before donating it to a local charity. What's the best way to get the drive out of this computer? I appreciate any help you can give. Thanks.

A:Removing Hard Drive from Compaq Presario Model 2286

Hp has instructions on how to do it:

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My computer crashed yesterday.  I think thats the term for it.  Its running windows xp.  Well, I shut it off at night, and when I tried to turn it on in the morning, the computer came on , the fan started spinning, lights came on, but the hard drive kept making clicking noises.  So, I hurriedly took out the hard drive, and retrieved my data from the hard drive through that IDE-USB adapter.  So, at least that was safe now
I think the disk is bad, and I need to replace it.  However I dont really want to pay for a whole new operating system.  Is there a way to transfer the operating system from the old drive to the new drive with its activation status, so that I dont start gettting those pesky activation notices?

A:my computer crashed compaq presario sr1630NX. its the hard drive

You can use disk imaging software, such as Macrium Reflect FREE Edition, to clone the old hard disk to a new one.  Once the new cloned disk has been installed, you will be asked to restart your system after you first boot it, so that Windows can reconfigure for the hardware change.  You will not need to reactivate Windows if you do this.
One thing to watch out for is that if the new disk is a different size to the old one and you have more than one partition on the disk, the software may dynamically resize the partitions and if you have diagnostics and/or recovery partitions you might want to keep the size of those the same as on the old disk.

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I recently upgraded to windows 7 from vista home premium. I didn't do a recovery disk for vista and only have a repair disk for win7 64-bit. Is there anyway to put this OS on my computer with only the repair disk? HP is taking to long to get my recovery disks and need my laptop. Someone please help me get my computer up and running.

The reason I can't find an operating system is that I installed a new 320gb hd cause the 160gb factory hd became corrupted and no longer usable. Right now I started to follow the steps for the HARD MASTER RESET which I was given 5 options on the screen and chose command prompt. Got as far as where u choose the drive where the disk is, put dir and can't find the exe file.

A:complete hard drive crash on Compaq Presario with Win7

No Can Do... If you upgraded, what happened to your Win 7 CD?

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I have a Dell Dimension Desktop that was working like a charm until yesterday. I have upgraded the memory, the power supply, the graphics card and installed all updates and patches for my system at The PC was running Windows XP SP3 flawlessly with AVG Anti Virus, and recently It came to my attention that the OS was acting erratically and missing enough important system files to warrant a clean install. I don't have a ton of files on this PC, I basically just use it for email and web errands, bill pays, etc. Upon the next boot, it won't access the internet, its missing even more critical system files than before, and I want to begin a reinstall of the OS right away. I cannot access the BIOS from any of the three keyboards I have tried, ( a USB with drivers installed, a P/S with drivers installed and a brand new plug n play). The P/S did allow me to access the BIOS, but would not allow me to scroll using arrow keys to reconfigure the boot priority. I tried numerous times, no change.Now I just want to rearrange my IDE cables and drive jumper settings to reflect a boot from the Cd/Rom drive with the OS disc inserted...but I have never done this before. I have a HD, a floppy drive, and two CD drives in my tower, second CD drive is a Cd Rom that writes to disc top drive is a read only drive. What do I do here to mechanically create a boot directly from the OS installation disk? message edited by Mk202

A:set IDE cables and jumpers to boot CD drive first

You can depress the start button with the power unplugged and the jumper in the clear position. Probably not necessary in order to actually clear ALL the changeable settings but no harm in doing that as long as you DO NOT try to start the computer with the jumper in the clear position. That can an may well, damage the motherboard.The idea of depressing the power/start button is to discharge the power supply capacitors. Same reason I suggested waiting 20 seconds if removing the CMOS battery. When resetting CMOS values you can hit enter to set the BIOS password as none (no password).

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