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New computer built hard drive with scsi problem

Q: New computer built hard drive with scsi problem

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.
If I ignor the Press <Ctrl-B> to Enter AUTO-SCSI thing, the puter will go to the BusLogic screen, wait for a few minutes and then go through some kind of report routine telling me what the cpu clock is and whats in the Diskette Drives
it will say in the middle: PCI device listing...
Bus No. Device No. Func No. Vendor/Devic Class Device Class IRQ
7entries follow

then it will sit on this message:
Verifying DMI Pool Data.......(for a long time)
then it will boot up the floppy (which if I have a boot disk it will say: Microsoft Windows 98 Startup Menu
1. Start computer with CD-Rom Support
2. Start computer without CD-Rom support.

enter a choice
if I choose 2 my puter will inform me:

This driver is provided by Oak Technology, Inc..
(c)Copyright Oak Technology, Inc. 1987-1997
Device Name: MSCD001
No drives found, aborting installlation

Version 3.68s
copyright 1990-1997 Adaptiec, Inc.

Version 1.32s
copyright 1994-1997 Adaptiec, Inc.

PCI bus scan complete

then it goes into another scan and says
PCI bus scan complete

then it says:
ASPI CD-ROM Driver for DOS
Version 4.01s
Copyright 1990-1996 Adaptec, Inc.

Device driver not found: 'MSCD001'.

and then I get the

A:\> prompt

if i type fdisk it tells me: No fixed disks present.
if i type it say required parameter missing -

If I reboot and let the machine go through all of this and I get down to the
Microsoft Windows 98 Startup Menu
1. Start computer with CD-Rom Support
2. Start computer without CD-Rom support.

enter a choice

if I choose 1 my puter will give me the A:\> prompt again with the same results as above.


Anyway, What did I do wrong, how can I fix it, why can't anything ever go right for me. why why oh why waaaaa!
Mr. Cat Poop

A: New computer built hard drive with scsi problem

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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

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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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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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I am building myself my own computer (as seen in link below)

and i was wondering if my Dell SATA hard drive 160GB would work in it, there have been cases i read, some guy change his mobo on a dell PC, and the dell computer dident want to run with that other motherboard, i have been told dell only works with dell parts.
Thanks in advance, Ryan

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So I restart it, **** around with the BIOS, I find that it wasn't enabled, enable it and I try again, same message.

I don't know why my computer isn't detecting the hard drive but I'm having an extremely frustrating time here trying to figure out what's going on. Is my hard drive dead? Is it not wired correctly? Wrong version of Windows 7?

A:Newly built computer; having hard drive problems.

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I built a computer with an SSD, and a hard drive, so I decided to boot my OS onto my SSD so that it would boot faster. I did that, and now that I have my computer working, I need to find a way to connect my hard drive. It is manually connected with both cables from the power supply and the motherboard, and shows up in the BIOS. Whenever I go to windows, the computer says that I only have 3 drives, and optic, boot drive (my SSD), and another hard drive that only has 300 megabits. I go back to the BIOS to see how much space my hard drive (I know that it should me 1 terabytes) has. It has 1 terabyte.
Thanks in advance

A:I recently built a computer, and I cannot connect the hard drive.

Originally Posted by asadlittlespud

I built a computer with an SSD, and a hard drive, so I decided to boot my OS onto my SSD so that it would boot faster. I did that, and now that I have my computer working, I need to find a way to connect my hard drive. It is manually connected with both cables from the power supply and the motherboard, and shows up in the BIOS. Whenever I go to windows, the computer says that I only have 3 drives, and optic, boot drive (my SSD), and another hard drive that only has 300 megabits. I go back to the BIOS to see how much space my hard drive (I know that it should me 1 terabytes) has. It has 1 terabyte.
Thanks in advance

The "another hard drive that only has 300 megabits" most likely is Mega Bytes, 300MB, not bits. 8 bits = 1 Byte. The long-standing significance is b = bits and B = Bytes.
Did you look in Computer Management, Disk management section to see if the 1TB drive is seen and has any partitions? If the 1TB is not new the 300MB would be quite normal but you should also have a larger partition. If you don't you can create and format it there then assign a drive letter before it can be seen in File Explorer [renamed from Windows Explorer].

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A:Old windows 7 Hard drive to newly built computer

If the OS was pre-loaded on the HP machine it will probably balk when it sees a different motherboard. If you installed a retail OS then you can move it as much as you want as long as it runs only on one machine. But you may want to search "license" to get more in depth description. I'm not an attorney. I've never even played one on TV.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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

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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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hi my new sata hard drive is showing as a scsi in win7
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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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*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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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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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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Just tried to install a SCSI hard drive on a win98 system.

Drive is in Device Manager but has no Letter assigned. Does not allow me to.

BIOS recognizes drive and assigns D:

A:SCSI Hard Drive - No Letter Assignment

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 have a IBM Laptop with Windows XP pro. I would like to reinstall it, but my computer did not come with a cd, the information is aparently on a hidden part of the hard drive. Can anyone give me instructions or links to instructions for this sort of reinstall?

A:XP reinstall with OS built into hard drive.

If you expect people to HELP you, then you need to provide a LOT more information than THAT! WHICH MODEL of IBM Laptop do you have? IBM has a LOT of helpful information on the 'net, but you NEED to know your make and model of laptop AT LEAST before you can get started!

Use this link:

and see how quickly you can figure out how to reinstall WinXP, then post back here and tell us how EASY it was, and how you're going to reinstall XP every week for a MONTH, until you become an EXPERT at it!

Good luck - HTH

- slingshotter

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Hi ,

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.)

Any suggestions


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perhaps this question is already done here, but i didnt found any topic in installation&setup about it.. 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.. me plz, tell how can i install win7 on my scsi hdd..

A:problem with installation on scsi drive

You will need to download Sata drivers for your system.

Load drivers at Picture 1.

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I have a Dell Precision M4500 laptop that I bought a couple of years ago. It has a 64GB SSD with 64bit Win7 on it, and a 500GB internal 5400rpm Toshiba storage HD linked to the SSD. Lately I've noticed that the Toshiba drive is starting to click noticeably, which means it's probably time for a replacement.

The question is if I go out and buy a new 500GB or 1TB drive, is it just plug & play and the OS will just detect it automatically? Or will I need to install some kind of Intel storage drivers and do some additional tweaking?

I've never done this before so any help here would be most appreciative.

A:How do I replace a storage hard drive that's built into my laptop?

It will likely be plug and play, but laptops can be kind of finicky. If it does require drivers, Windows should install them automatically, or through Windows update.

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Alright so after I booted up my laptop with the installation disc, My built in wifi doesn't work now. It's saying i need to install a driver... Where would I do this?

A:new hard drive. built in wifi doesn't work now?

My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite with windows 7 if that's needed?

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I have decided to build a new pc completely from scratch (specs fownd below). My problems starts when I realised I needed to transfer win7 to the new hard drive as i dont fancy paying for a new os. So I have a few questions, that I'm hoping you can help me with.
Firstly what programs are on offer to do the cloning process and are they free, bearing in mind the hard drive I am buying is WD (western digital).
Secondly is it possible to to simply just transfer just win7 OS and nothing else,therefore clean hard drive, only containing os.
Thirdly, ideally i would like to transfer the os and and certain things, for instance can you pick and choose what is cloned onto the new hard drive, so for instance a clean hard drive but only containing my installed games, since I dont really want to re-download all my games again if it can be avoided. But I dont want the other stuff iIdont need to be transfered.
And finally Im am a complete novice as far as cloning hard drives, so is the processs simply or are there a few things i should know.

Sorry if a forum about this topic is already out there.


Case: CoolerMaster Haf 922
Motherboard: Asrock Extreme 4 Gen 3
CPU: Intel i5 2500k
Graphics Card: HD 6970
PSU: Corsair TX650
Hard Drive: WD 7,200rpm 1TB 600GB/s (Still deciding but most likely.
RAM: G Skill Ripjaws X 8GB 1600Mhz

A:Transferring Win7 from old hard drive to new one, on newly built pc.

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You can download the trial version of Acronis True Image and use that if you feel so inclined.

Acronis True Image Home 2012

Although I'm fairly certain that some hard drive manufacturer's also include a version of Acronis as part of their backup software - just check before you buy.

Check this tutorial too: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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I recently had a computer custom built at a repair store. A couple of weeks back my start menu stopped working because of a Windows 10 update. I decided to wipe everything and reinstall Windows. I have done this many times in the past on other computers with no problem. This time it was quite a headache. I have 2 hard drives. I first removed the data from both drives, then assumed Windows should be installed on the smaller drive. After installing there I realized I had no access to the larger drive anymore. So I started over and installed instead on the larger drive. After doing this I finally admitted that I had no idea what I was doing. I brought it back to the repair store and asked them to make it the way it was when I bought it. They did so with no questions asked, but I'm worried about it happening again. The main issue is I have no idea how the two drives are configured. If I need to reinstall Windows again, how can I set this up correctly?

These are the two drives I have:

Boot Drive: Samsung 850 EVO 120GB SSD
Storage Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD

Thank you!

A:Custom Built Computer Boot Drive vs Storage Drive

Is disk 2 an external 2TB hard drive ?

Going by your pic you seem to have Disk 0 of about 50GB that isn't being used and Disk 1 of 1TB which has everything on it !

If Disk 2 is an external drive disconnect it and see if the PC still boot into Windows ok.

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I hope someone out there can assist me. I have had an internal SCSI zip drive for years in my computer. One day it started to malfunction. Froze the computer while copying files to it and then some of the files contained gibberish when opened or put phantom gibberish folders on the disk that were grayed out. When I reformatted the disk to try again I got a message saying that the drive was probably going. (the disk went too) I figured that since I'd had it for a good 5 years that that could be the case, so I bought a used replacement from eBay. It worked fine for about a week or so and then started doing the same thing. Now I'm wondering if my SCSI card is messed up or something else is going on.
I use Windows 98se. Pentium III, 800mhz, 640 mb ram. Tekram Ultra SCSI card DC-395U (updated the driver, didn't help) Iomega SCSI Internal Zip drive (Tried the Iomega software that I'd never needed before and the computer wouldn't boot up all the way, so I uninstalled that) No conflicts with the numbers of the devices. I have a scanner too. Both are set up as the ends of the bus. Scanner is external, Zip is internal.

[After all this I gave up and got an internal IDE zip drive, but stupid me, I didn't check first to find out that I can only have 4 IDE devices at once and they are full (I have 3 HDs and a CD/DVD writer), so back to the original problem.]

A:SCSI internal zip drive freezes computer or writes gibberish, Win 98se

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Hello! Long story short, my external hard drive suddenly became unallocated. I've seen some youtube guides, posts on other forums, posts on sevenforums, but I can't figure it out -- the solutions for some of these forum posts don't work for me. And so I decided to make a new thread in the hope of solving it -- i've included details as specific as I can possibly remember.


I have a MSI laptop, windows 8.1 64 bit. Just today, while i was working my computer suddenly froze, and after a couple of minutes shut down. I couldn't boot up the computer as it kept going black screen, or the MSI logo booting screen (sometimes saying "Preparing automatic repair"). Then the computer went to install some sort of updates, and then crashed again. Eventually after numerous restarts/forced shutdowns the computer booted up fine -- except the external hard drive (built in the laptop) was missing. I discovered that the computer probably froze because a video recording software of mine was recording in the background and using up a enormous amount of disc space (40 gb video). After deleting the huge video file, the computer started working normally, but the external hard drive is still missing.

I've tried:
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A:Laptop's built in external hard drive suddenly disappears/unallocated.

Welcome to Seven Forums.

1. I should first of all admit I do not understand what you mean by "an external Hard drive, built-into the laptop". An external HDD is one which is totally external to the PC and which we plug into the PC through the USB port.

Do you mean a second HDD inside your laptop apart from the system drive?

Please mention the exact model Number of your laptop.( So that I can check whether your laptop has two internal drives. I Know some do have.)

2. With such loose power connection inside your laptop, you are not going to get anywhere resolving the problems in the HDD. Since you say it is a new laptop, it should be under warranty and you should immediately get the problem rectified by MSI.

So please get it done first.

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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
Home edition
Version 2002
Service pack 2

Manufacturered and Supported by:
Fujitsu Siemens Computers
Intel (R) Pentium(R) M
processor 1.73GHz
796 MHz, 512 MB of RAM
Please help!!!

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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.


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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:

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A friend of mine built hjimself a PC and then built myself one yesterday. It turns on and the lights and fans all work. The CD and DVD drive and hard drive dont however. I have so far tried the power cables going to the drives, the are good. I have fooled around with the IDE cables and how they are connected. I did a little bit with the jumpers and thats about all I did because thats all i have hooked up to them. I need this runniong ASAP and any help will be appreciated, here or my email [email protected]

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I have a new Asus M32 desktop running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with 2 partitions. I was using a program Partition Wizard and I clicked align the partitions, then I couldn't boot up anymore or get into the bios. Removing the hard drive got me into the bios, but I didn't know what to do, so I called support and they said ship it to us and they would try to fix it. I took the hard drive and put it into a seven year old Dell Vostro and it recognized the hard drive. I deleted the partitions, put it back in the Asus and it was recognized again and all is fine. Why did align the partitions cause this to happen? Could this have been corrected within my Asus without removing the hard drive and using another computer? Thank you.

A:Problem with new computer seeing the hard drive

I can't say if you could have done anything on the new machine to correct the hard drive problemm, not enough info here. I would ask why you are messing with partitions on a new PC? You probably have/had 2 parts for the primary C: is your os and the 2nd part is probably D: and would likely be a recovery/backup image part. What is your goal here?

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I have a new Asus M32 desktop running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with 2 partitions. I was using a program Partition Wizard and I clicked align the partitions, then I couldn't boot up anymore or get into the bios. Removing the hard drive got me into the bios, but I didn't know what to do, so I called support and they said ship it to us and they would try to fix it. I took the hard drive and put it into a seven year old Dell Vostro and it recognized the hard drive. I deleted the partitions, put it back in the Asus and it was recognized again and all is fine. Why did align the partitions cause this to happen? Could this have been corrected within my Asus without removing the hard drive and using another computer? Thank you.

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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.

No luck...

problem still exist - I don't have raid/scsi on my system, but I don't like to leave it at that...

Any ideas?

thanks. Nitay

A:RAID/SCSI controller problem after BIOS update and re-imaging the system drive

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 ?

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Ok heres the problem i initaly had. Copy n pasted.
Im running
3400 64
dfi lanparty 250gb
1gb crucial memory
120gb seagate hd

Ive been getting windows problems and errors, such as files misteriously going missing on bootup which can not be reapried or repair isntalled usiing recovery console. Example L_INTL.LNS missing so windows wont boot and cudnt repair using recovery console. So ive reinstalled a few times longest i kept it up was a week before i got a blue screen crash on startup.

heres what ive narrowed it down to i think.

ok the drive has been failing chkdsk test and also seatools quick test. Even after i done a format followed by a windows instalation the short test on seatools failed. Tried quick format and full format.

I stuck it in another computer and formatted it in windows using disk management, Then run seatools before installing windows so its just formatted as ntfs no os installed. QUick test on seatools then passes but the full test has loads of bad sectors found. (around 25)

Is the hard drive definatly buggerd or is it being cauesd by something else? does the drive need returning and is this causing my problems? Its a 3 month old seagate 120 st something or other 22A model.

Im looking for some confirmation that its the hard drive which is faulty so should i send it back and is this causing my problems?


A:Computer problem narrowed down to hard drive

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Input devices will not respond! New hard drive problem?

Hey everyone, I joined this forum to see if you could solve my problem.

I got a new hard drive a while ago and i installed it when my old hard drive was still installed. I didn't know much about jumper settings then so i just left both my my hard drives with the master setting. I reformatted my computer soon after with XP home on the new hard drive. However, XP pro was still on my old hard drive but my computer worked fine until 3 days ago. The green motherboard light was on and when i pressed the power button the fan would spin. The computer would not turn on though. I then waited for a few hours and tried again, to my suprise it turned on perfectly.

Now, 3 days later, the motherboard light is still on, but the fan will not even spin when I press the power button! What do you think is preventing my computer from turning on?
Thanks alot.

A:Computer won't turn on. New hard drive problem?


Now, when i press the power button, the fan actually starts working! Actually, it's twitching..

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Hi. One of my computers has stopped booting. I was playing a game earlier and it froze completely, total failure which required holding the power button. I started it up again and it booted then froze again when playing the game again a few hours later.
Now it fails to boot. When turning on, "Intel Rapid Storage Technology - Option ROM" starts with a prompt to press Ctrl+I to enter the configuration utility, then after some seconds to another prompt to do a recovery.

In the recovery utility I am given the arrangement of the hard disc:
"ID: 0 Name: ARRAY1 Level: RAID0(Stripe) Strip: 128KB Size: 931.5GB Status: Failed Bootable: No"
Underneath, the physical devices involved, two entries on ports 0 and 1, device models, serial numbers, size and then type/status (vol ID) of Member Disk (0) and Non-RAID disk".

The hard drive is a Seagate 1TB model (I think) running Windows 7.

What exactly has happened and is there anything I can do? Will it not be able to boot again without deleting the RAID volume and therefore formatting the disc?

Thank you in advance and if I've left anything out, please say.

A:Computer not booting - Hard drive problem

RAID-0 is very prone to failure. You could have one bad drive but unfortunately that renders all the data gone. You should test each drive with the manufacturer's diagnostics, run the full test and see if it reports any errors. On many systems you can just disconnect one drive at a time while leaving RAID on for the test, otherwise you have to go into the BIOS and change the drive mode from RAID to AHCI or IDE/Legacy for the testing then switch it back on.

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I have acer computer and I replaced the harddrive cause I thought drive crashed. Well when I replaced it and hooking it back up. When booting the computer to install the windows xp it stops at verifying pool date...... What does that mean? I couldn't find another 160gb harddrive so i had to get a 300+ gb hardrive.

3200+ amd sempron,512mb,160gb,combo drive.ast160-us321h

A:Problem with new hard drive in Acer computer

Turn off PC, unplug the power cord and open the case. Remove the shiny watch type battery in there for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes insert the battery back in on the motherboard. Plug-in the power cord. When you turn on the PC go into the BIOS and change the Clock settings. Make sure the DMI (desktop management interface or system management SMBIOS can see the HDD.

The issues you were having is that the system needed to have it's CMOS (memory to hold the date, time, and system setup parameters) reset or flush out the old data.

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I just recently built a computer and everything has worked great except for my dvd drive. it would not even work when i tried to install windows. I ended up using an old dvd drive from another computer to do this. once i got windows to run i flashed my bios and got the most up to date bios, and then i deleted the upper and lower filters but still nothing! I tested the new dvd drive and another computer (which has XP) and it works perfectly fine! any ideas and what the problem is?

my mother board is a asus m3a78 pro 780g and my dvd drive is a samsung sh-s222a ide
my os in vista ultimate x64

A:I built a new computer and my new dvd drive has not worked from day 1 help!

Did you enable the IDE controller in the BIOS and install the drivers?

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I just recently built a computer and everything has worked great except for my dvd drive. it would not even work when i tried to install windows. I ended up using an old dvd drive from another computer to do this. once i got windows to run i flashed my bios and got the most up to date bios, and then i deleted the upper and lower filters but still nothing! I tested the new dvd drive and another computer (which has XP) and it works perfectly fine! any ideas and what the problem is?

my mother board is a asus m3a78 pro 780g and my dvd drive is a samsung sh-s222a ide
my os in vista ultimate x64

A:I built a new computer and my new dvd drive has not worked from day 1 help!

Hi and welcome. Jumper setting? Is it on its own cable? Does the bios see it?

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I just put together a new computer (my first) and I'm trying to install Windows 7. I turn it on, can access BIOS, but when I try to open the optical drive the screen goes to black and reads "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected." Also the disk drive won't open. I tried booting from the HD and get the same error. I physically opened the disk drive and put the Windows 7 install disk in, same error. I switched the SATA cables connected to the optical drive and the HD, same error. Can anyone possibly help me figure out what's going on? Thank you!!

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz
ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155
Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card

EDIT: Just to clarify, I'm default booting to the DVD, the mention of the HD in the thread's title was mostly irrelevant :P

A:Just built a new computer, it won't read HD or DVD drive

I assume this is a fresh install since you have not been able to get the optical drive to work. This would mean you hard drive is blank at this point. I would be surprised if opening the optical drive would make the screen go black, that would be hard to explain. Most likely it is just timing. If there is no OS installed the machine would go through the POST and bios pretty quick and the look for an operating system. First you have to set your boot priority to the optical drive first, then the hard drive. If you have more than one optical drive make sure you have the right one selected. F10, save and exit. This will restart the computer and you should get the beep for the POST, then the bios screen, run through the system check, and then you should see "hit any key to boot from the CD. That should get things rolling. Remember to go back after the install and reverse the boot order or your computer will always try to start from the drive.
I would also make sure you do not have any USB drives connect, in fact it is best to wait to connect any USB devices with the exception if your keyboard and mouse until the install is complete.
In regards to your drive not opening, hard to say why. There is a brief period after turning the power on when the bios is checking the drive and it will not open but otherwise it should open. Is the drive indicator light coming on, are you sure you have power to the drive?
Hope that helps.

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Hi Guys and Gals,

Ok here's the thing.

I have a Compaq Presario 900 which doesn't have a working CDrom drive.
I took my harddrive out and put it in my friends Dell Inspiron B130 and installed Windows xp SP2. Now that all works fine but(there is always a but ....) when I tried to put the harddrive back into my laptop(Presario 900) Windows will not boot, even if I go to safemode first thing. I thought maybe I could install Windows from the USB port but my BIOS doesn't have a BOOT FROM USB option. Also there is no Bios update that will give me that option.

I have tried deleting and installing all the drivers for the Presario then trying to boot like that but it still gets stuck.

Is there a way or does anyone know of a way I can somehow get this to work???

Thanks in advance.


A:Problem Moving hard drive and booting Xp on different computer

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I am currently running XP Home and my external usb 2.0 hard drive has not been working of late. It will register with a sound on XP, then show near the time that a USB to IDE and a Mass Storage Device have been connected. However, the hard drive does not appear by in My Computer, and the computer slows down. After turning the hard drive off when it slows down, the computer immedaitely performs all the tasks quickly. I have checked the hard drive on another XP Home computer and it does the same thing. I have reinstalled the USB and updated the drivers for the hard drive. If the hard drive is saveable, I dont care about the information on it, so is reformatting possible?

Thanks in advance,

PS. I have a Dell Inspiron 8600 with 1.5 Ghz Centrino and 1.25 Gigs of Ram if that helps.

A:Computer Freezing/external Hard Drive Problem

If I understand you correctly, when you plug in the external Hard Drive (EHD) things start going slower on your computer, but when you unplug the EHD or turn it off then the computer works at normal speed? Is this correct?

If so, then I don't really see how reformatting the EHD will change things, at least not at this point. That being said, it is an easy enough operation to do, and I don't see any harm in it, as long as we are talking about reformmating the EHD and not the hard drive on your computer.

How is the EHD powered up? Do you have a power cord that plugs into the wall, or does the EHD get it's power from the USB ports? Sometimes EHDs require more power than a USB port can put out, sometimes requiring two USB cords to be plugged in together (if this is possible in your case even. If so they must be plugged in together, say within a second or two of each other).

How old is this EHD? Is it making any noises, such as squeeks or squeels? If so, then this is a sign that the EHD is going bad.

What driver are you using to install the EHD in your computer? Did a disk come with the EHD when you bought it, or did you just have to plug it into your computer, wait for a minute or so, and then it worked properly (because Windows already had the proper driver)? If you installed a driver from a disk, then I would suggest going to the manufacturers web site and see if any new driver is available. Download and use the new one, not the one on the disk.

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When I start up my computer I get a notice telling me that a parameter has exceded it's normal operating range, and to back up any data. Usually I just pressed F1 to continue the booting process, but I can't do that anymore. I can't even press F2. What can I do? Is my HD dead?

A:Having a problem with my hard drive, computer won't go past booting up

That's a possibility, but if it were caput, you would get a no boot device error.

Any prior symptoms leading up to this?

And, what is that F1 to continue to boot thing? You know that's not normal.

It's also possible you were hit with malware.

Couple of things to try:
1. Enlist the help of a friends pc, and download the Seatools diagnostic iso; burn it to cd using ImgBurn at 4x speed. Boot your machine with it and do the tests. Seatools will work with most hd's. If the hd passes, go to step 2.

2. Download the Kaspersky rescue disc iso, and burn this to cd disc as well. Make sure your internet connection is good so you can update the program when it loads. Boot up with this, update, and run the scan. Let us know all the results.

Please fill in all your specs!

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My friend, and room mate, has recently run into a major problem with his computer. As of this morning it will not startup, it was running completely fine until now. He would turn it on and everything inside the machine would work except the hard drive. We could hear it work for a small amount of time (5 seconds at most), but the indicator light on the outside of the chasis does not turn on at all, and it seems to emit a "paper crinkling" like noise. The computer would only run for exactly 35 seconds each time (he counted) and would then shut off. Nothing would be output to his monitor so I couldn't see any possible error messages pop up to help hone in on the problem. We opened up the case and tried running it with the case open to check the parts and everything seems to be running fine, minus the hard drive. We even went as far as reconnecting everything to make sure no wires or parts were loose and it still has the same problem.
I'm pretty certain it is his hard drive, but I've heard it could also be his PSU failing. It's troubling to know thst this problem has come up and he hasn't had the computer for more than three months and he has run into this problem.
I've Googled for the past two hours trying to come up with a diagnosis to no avail, I have not run accross this same problem anywhere on the internet. I hope that this thread may help some other poor soul, including my room mate, in the future if a diagnosis can be made.

A:Computer startup problem - hard drive issue

Welcome to TSG.
If that computer is only 3 months old, it should still be under warranty, I would bring it back.

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Okay, so here's the deal:

I built a computer, which left my old one without a hard drive. My mother has an outdated computer we picked up a while ago. After explaining just how outdated it was, I decided to move her hard drive into my old computer. The problem is that after I did that, Windows told me that it needed to be activated again. I called by phone, and the answering service said that my product key had already been used for installation, which makes sense because it was on a different computer...I guess.

So I go to change my product key, which requires the key that came with the computer. This key I entered, and surprise, it said that it's not valid, and the only number it offered for me to call to get a new product key is incorrect.

So what am I supposed to do here exactly? What's the -proper- way to go about getting a new product key from M$?

Note: The computer is SEVERAL years old, so contacting the manufacturer may not be advisable, because I don't know if we're going to be able to find the payment information.

A:Moving a hard drive from one computer to the next...activation problem

Your best option is to reinstall XP from scratch and enter a matching unused product key right away during the installation. Moving a system drive into another computer requires a clean installation to work properly anyway, the motherboard and devices are different and if you don't reinstall you'll face stability issues.

An XP Home product key won't work with an XP Pro installation & an OEM product key won't work with a retail installation. If you already have a retail XP CD you can order an additional product key for that version. If XP was preinstalled on the old system (your mother's hard drive) then what you have there is an OEM installation and you can't legally transfer it in another system and reactivate : once it's been installed on a computer it's married to that computer. You'll need to buy a new XP CD (this is a link to the cheaper OEM version, what I said about OEM versions above applies).

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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

A:plz help hard drive problem computer wont start

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.

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I'm amateur pc user. Been trying fix problems all week. Changed power box due to over heating, used AVG & Superantispyware. Keeps asking to reboot and choose boot device, and several hints of mysterious behavior inside machine. Feels like something is eating it (paranoid spirituality). Anyone know what's going on. Please be gentle with me;Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 14:43:58, on 30/04/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18904)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\AWC.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AASP\1.00.61\aaCenter.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Kontiki\KHost.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\Sup_SmartRAM.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\DT Utilities\DT Utilities PC Backup Pro\mgCtrl.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Entriq\MediaSphere\EntriqMediaTray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Entriq\MediaSphere\\EntriqMediaServer.exeC:\Windows\Integrator.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Micr... Read more

A:Unknown problem,system restore&recycle bin&2nd hard drive vanished, 2nd hard drive

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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This is the First boot...

First off... the computer Specs:

ATX Jetway PT88BS motherboard
1GB Dual Channel ram... thats not the problem
3.2 GHz Intel Pentium 4 HD 64 bit Processor 800 MHz FSB 2MB L2 Cache

Original Bios that was with the motherboard...
will edit with bios data in a few minutes

I turn the computer on...
The fans are running so everything is getting power...
see when it posts... it detects the processor the ram and the fan speeds...
I am trying to hit Delete to get into the bios setup but nothing happens...

After it posts everything its like the computer locks up... the keyboard is plugged into the PS/2 keyboard port... When I say locks up, I cant even hit the Num Lock to turn the light on...

Does anyone have any ideas out there???

Please respond ASAP

A:Problem with self built computer

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It's my first time building a computer so I'm not sure if I done it right. There's 1 short beep when I turn it on so that parts good.

But now when I turn it on and put in my intel 7 series Ultility DVD which I got from buying a gigabyte motherboard, I get this message:

press any key to startup xpress recovery2......
isolinux: found something at drive = 89
isolinux: failed to locate cd-rom device; boot failed

After that, I'm not able to do anything else other than restart the computer. I've asked numerous people about this but they don't seem to know the answer to it, hopefully someone around here can help me out.


A:Built Computer Problem

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I am trying to move all my files from my computer to my new external hard drive, but whenever I try and move a file over 4 GB in size i get this error message...
"The file is too large for the destination file system"... anyone know how I can get around this so I can move those files over?

A:Problem transfering large file from hard drive to external hard drive

Get ahold of some software that will break up the file into chunks.

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I just installed a brand new Western Digital Hard Drive 160 gig. I partitioned it with FDISK, then formated, then did a clean install of windows XP. Everything was fine until after i finished the installation, and i tried to connect my old maxtor 20 gig so i could transfer some files over, and the computer stopped reading both hard drives. When i start it up, the computer can't boot from either drive. I've tried disconnecting each of the drives and only booting with one connected, with no luck. I also tried changing the gray strip, I can't remember what its official name is, but that didnt help either. When I go into BIOS and let it auto detect my drives, It wont recognize either of the drives.

A:New hard drive installed sucessfully, now my computer cant find any hard drive

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I have a dell dimension 8200 windows xp home edition sp3. One of my hard drives has the fbi virus. I cant boot from a usb on it but the computer can have two hard drives plugged in at once. Could i plug the dirty hard drive in and scan and remove the virus from the clean one?.

A:Scanning dirty hard drive from clean hard drive in same computer

Hello, and Welcome
Detach the drive without the FBI virus. On another computer download Kaspersky Rescue Disk. Burn the iso to a CD. On a Windows 7 computer simply right click the iso and select Burn Disk Image. Connect the computer with the FBI virus via a Ethernet cable so Kaspersky can update it's definitions. Boot the disk and then open the terminal and type windowsunlocker (all lower case) shown in this guide. Then run the antivirus on the Kaspersky disk

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Hi guys,

Sent a message to "technoflop" on this issue, nothing back yet;

What I know:

I get a SCSI ID assigned upon bootup of these Ultra II SCSI's
Seagate's Seatools software "sees" my stripe set at a low level
Read/Write diagnostic short & long tests pass
Defrag Summary:

Volume Video2
Volume size 67.82 GB
Cluster size 4 KB
Used space 59.64 GB
Free space 8.18 GB
Percent free space 12 %

Volume fragmentation
Total fragmentation 0 %
File fragmentation 0 %
Free space fragmentation 0 %

File fragmentation
Total files 921
Average file size 67 MB
Total fragmented files 0
Total excess fragments 0
Average fragments per file 1.00

Pagefile fragmentation
Pagefile size 0 bytes
Total fragments 0

Folder fragmentation
Total folders 35
Fragmented folders 1
Excess folder fragments 0

Master File Table (MFT) fragmentation
Total MFT size 1 MB
MFT record count ... Read more

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Hi just built a computer. This is only my 2nd one. First one built without problems. syptoms--- No Post, No beeps, fans are working, no video, hard drive spins, can only turn on power, does not turn off I((have to unplug) cd rom only ejects, does not close. I am now in the process of following the guide to building problems. Removing all components including motherboard off chassi. My question for now before I begin disamble is i noticed when I was screwing the mobo in there was a missing standoff. so there is a empty screw hole. could that be the problem??? will let know how the reassemble went. thanks for all suggestions opinons and help.
AMD phenom 940
Corsair 4GB dominator 800mhz memory
160 WD HD sata
Sata DVD rom
750W corsair psu
asus m3a78-t Mobo
ati radeon 4850 crossfire ready video card
I swapped out HD with ide cable, removed cmos, reseated ram, video card, hook up monitor to another computer monitor is fine. changed psu, same problem. thanks again

A:Newly built computer problem

You need version 0502 or higher BIOS to support the Phenom II 940 with that motherboard. I'd assume you don't have. (meaning, you have 0204, 0306 or 0403 versio BIOS.)
Get a natively supported CPU (see here: (the ones with since BIOS 0204 marking), flash your BIOS and reinstall the Phenom. Or have this done by a builder or store.

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First of all im completely new to this, its my first attempt ever on anything like this.
I recently got a new case called DF-30 by Antec. I took all the parts from an Acer Aspire Ax3812 and just put it together in the new case. I needed a new case because the old one is too small for the new motherboard im getting soon.

So heres the problem when i turn the computer on it makes a loud constant beeping sound, im pretty sure it comes from the power supply, i may have connected something wrong. It seems to start like normal but no picture on the screen. And the fans in the case do not start, just the cpu fan. I could take a picture of it, but the cables are just a big mess at the moment, so wat to do?

A:Solved: Problem with self built computer

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This is my first post here, so I apologize in advance for making myself look like a fool.
I recently built my own computer, and I keep receiving the BSOD, roughly an hour and a half after boot.

Here are my last 5 crashes(is this in the correct format to read?)
Some other information I found while digging(may be useless)
and some specs

I suspect the problem is with the Video Card, but alas, I cant seem to figure it out.
Let me know if more information is needed

A:Built a new computer, BSOD problem

You have an SSD drive. What is the motherboards make and model number?

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Just built a computer with these parts:

Asus K8V SE Deluxe
Athlon 64 3400+
1gb Kingston PC3200 RAM
1 80gb 7200rpm WD HD
1 160gb 7200rpm ED HD
Radeon 64mb Video Card

It started up fine and after formatting the HD (we did the full format. my friend says he usually does the quick one so maybe that [bleep] something up somehow?)with NTFS and then it started checking both drives and froze (actually it said 0% so it didn't really start checking them). We were forced to turn it off. We then were unable to turn it back on. The motherboard light shows that there is power going to it, but nothing else works. Does anyone know what the problem could be?
Tomorrow or the next day we're gonna swap a new power supply. I really hope it does the trick. I guess if that doesn't work it must be the motherboard?

A:Problem with newly built computer (not sure if this is the right forum for this)

If you default the bios with the onboard jumper you may get it to boot again. Also check to see that the hard drives are jumpered correctly, and check in the bios to see that they are detected correctly.

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This post is basically associated with this post:

My sister has build her computer but the problem now lies in installing windows... Installing it took over 3hours (which is way too long). Once the installation finished, the lag didnt stop and it continues to be an annoyance... my question is - what is causing this lag/slowness?? I dont think its the Windows XP CD because it works fine on other computers... Could it be the RAM? We didnt configure the timings in BIOS - could that be why? Or maybe its just faulty...
Any help would be great.

A:New Built Computer - Software/Hardware problem?

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I built a computer recently (not my first time) with the following components:

1) An ASUS motherboard

2) An AMD Athlon II X2 260

3) 2 2GB Sticks of DDR3 ADATA Ram

4) An MSI Radeon 5450

5) A 500 GB Hitachi hard drive

6) A 500W Thermaltake power supply (TR2).

7) Windows 7 x64 - Full Retail (Downloaded through college email)

This computer worked fine after I built it. I installed Windows 7 with no problems, and it ran quite smoothly. However, when I came the next day to turn it on, the computer rebooted immediately upon running windows. After several times of this happening, it then proceeded to run a disk check.

The computer occasionally loaded windows fine, but usually would display something similar to "white noise" on the screen - except it was colored.

The following is the windows description of the blue screen:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1a
BCP1: 0000000000005003
BCP2: FFFFF70001080000
BCP3: 0000000000000582
BCP4: 000000007277B009
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Users\Morgan\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-40357-0.sysdata.xmlThe Performance Report and the Blue Screen Report detailed here will follow in the next post.

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A:BSOD - Confusing Problem on Built Computer

Here is the blue screen report. Please let me know if you have any questions or need more information.


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Motherboard: 865PE-A7 (1.0)

Bios Version: 1.0g (Default)

CPU: P4 Prescott 640 (3.2GHz)

HDD: none but have tried hooking up a WD 120GB IDE drive with no luck and a WD 250GB SATA150 with no result

PSU: 450 Watt from steel aspire x-navigator case which it is inside)

OS: None Yet (going to be Windows XP Pro)

Video Card: AGP 8x eVGA Nvidia 6800GT

Memory: Corsair Value Select 1GB (2X 512MB) PC3200 DDR400 but have tried one stick with same results and some memory from another computer

this forum post best describes the problem:

I am having the same problem.
Turn on my computer minimums connected (


CPU with Heatsink and fan (have checked thermal grease and don't think thats the problem)
(also took of heatsink and instead of continuously rebooting it booted once and turned off no harm done)

1 stick 512MB ram in Dimm 1 slot (have also tried some DDR333 256MB ram from some other computers) not the problem,

AGP card w/monitor connected, PS/2 keyboard (have tried multiple ones (not the problem)

internal pc speaker

power and reset buttons on case and a couple of fans

That is the configuration I am trying to get it to first run in

CMOS jumper is not the problem (I know what I am doing)
reset CMOS by taking out battery and changin jumper and then changing back... Read more

A:Help Please! Continous Booting problem - New self built computer

Id say its a bad motherboard, possibley RAM. Do a Google search for your mobo for other peop,e who may have similar problems and make sure that it can be used with Corsair RAM.

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Hey guys,

I have a HP Touchsmart IQ500. Turning my computer PC on today, all I got was a blue HP invent screen with setup, boot menu, system recovery, and system diagnosis, and I could not get past it.

I entered the BIOS and figured out that the hard drive was listed as "not installed." Pretty sure that is the main problem.

I tried a system restore (with the Windows 7 install disc), but I guess the computer couldn't read the hard drive enough to enter safe mode (I tried restarting and F8ing several times).

I put in an external hard drive, and the BIOS read it; however, windows does not allow you to partition an OS on a hard drive.

I am all out of ideas; I'm currently taking apart the computer (touchsmarts are hard to pry open), but I have no clue about computers so I'm hoping one of you guys can help.

Thanks in advance!

A:Computer Not Booting Hard Drive/Unresponsive Hard Drive

It should be under warranty...probably too late but taking it apart will most likely void the warranty.....sounds like a dead hard drive/loose cable

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I recently built a computer, in which I had a very odd problem. This problem is detailed in another thread, but the gist of it is that my computer randomly experiences BSOD errors resulting in a sort of "colored noise" on the monitor, requiring a manual restart.

After checking a variety of things and reading the plentifully supplied advice on the Forum, I was unable to locate the problem and decided the most likely fix would be a new motherboard. I purchased another motherboard and formatted the computer. All other parts are the same, and the problem still occurs.

To recap, my computer contains:

1) A Biostar Motherboard (to replace the previous ASUS board - it was cheap)

2) An AMD Athlon II X2 260

3) 2 2GB Sticks of DDR3 ADATA Ram

4) An MSI Radeon 5450

5) A 500 GB Hitachi hard drive

6) A 500W Thermaltake power supply (TR2).

7) Windows 7 x64 - Full Retail (Downloaded through college email)

Any advice you can give me would be highly appreciated. The blue screen report will follow in the next post. The system was no connected to in internet (until I did so to post this), and has almost no programs installed - should make for a much cleaner report than those I submitted last time.

Thanks in advance!

A:BSOD - Continuarion of Confusing Problem in Built Computer

Here are the blue screen dumps along with the perfmon report.

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Okay right now i am on my laptop and it has no problems with the internet. We just reformatted the computer and installed the cd that came with the motherboard(the drivers). Also I don't know if I am supposed to set up a network wizard. The problem I have is with the the custom built computer. So when I try to download google chrome or anything else it takes forever. Google chrome is taking up to 9 hours to download. Firefox setup is downloading and it says it will take 42 seconds and it wont move from that. Seems very slow also I am using RaLink wireless LAN card RT3062. Also I tried to do a speed test and it didn't work. I am using verizon frontier. Thanks for help in advance.

EDIT: the mother board is a Gigabyte MA785GM-US2H

A:Weird problem with internet on a custom built computer.

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Hi, the computer I'm currently using is probably 5 years old so of course does not support SATA devices.

The setup is as follows:

MASTER 40GB IDE Seagate (99% full)
SLAVE 120GB IDE Seagate (99% full) or IDE DVD-Writer

My plan is to copy the contents of both 40GB and 120GB to a new SATA 320GB so that my setup will be like this:

MASTER 120GB IDE Seagate (30GB partition for Windows files)
SLAVE 40GB IDE Seagate or IDE DVD-Writer

Then I'll buy a new computer in the future... I just need space right now, but can't be bothered burning DVDs. My backing up of files onto SATA will be one-time use only.

Question 1: From what I understand, I'll need an IDE-to-SATA adaptor or PCI card to be able to use my SATA hard drive on my non-SATA motherboard?

Adaptor: You plug one end of the plug into an IDE slot on the motherboard and the other end to the SATA hard drive? Easy as that?

PCI Card: Works similar to above, just put it into PCI slot?

Question 2: I'm going to get a new AMD dual core CPU + decent ASUS motherboard. How feasible is it to use my 120GB (30GB Windows partition) IDE Seagate HDD as the master boot drive, and the 320GB SATA Seagate HDD as the "slave"?


A:IDE Hard Drives, Old Computer, Use SATA Hard Drive, Then New Computer

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I have built around 10 computers from ordering parts at newegg, as well as, I do some simple repair and help desk at UCD. This is the first time I have ever had a problem hooking up the Chasis cables to the motherboard.

My beepcode is 1 long repeating beep.

I have hooked up my Power Switch, Reset Switch, HD LED, but for some reason my POWER LED has a connection for 3 jumpers, instead of 2 like the rest. The connection is White Wire, Nothing, Greeen Wire. If i try connecting it, one of the wires doesnt touch the correct jumper.
Am I over looking something? Should I try removing one of the wires and putting it in the one that is empty? Can I get one of the 2 slot connections?

I tried booting it with only 1 of the wires making a connection, but the computer doesn't even boot. The CPU fan kicks on and it starts beeping.

Thanks for the help,

A:Newly built computer -> no boot (Chasis wire to mobo problem?)

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I have 2 scsi drives in my compaq evo w6000 pc c & d drive they are 18gb I want to replace c with a 73gb drive can i put in the d drive position & copy c drive to the new drive using norton clone & then put it in the c position & put the old d drive back in the d position will my pc boot without the old d drive when i put in the new drive in it's place so i can clone c drive to the new drive Thank You [email protected]

A:scsi hard disc

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A couple questions I have concerning SCSI devices....
1) Scenario: You have a scsi cd-rom, 50-pin, and a scsi hdd, 68-pin. The adaptec adapter manuel says for automatic termination, you have to set the 'low/high' setting from 'on/on' to 'off/on'.

Now I've hooked up scsi devices before, but only hdds. My question: by having a 50-pin device (cd-rom) and a 68-pin device (harddrive) both on the same scsi controller card...would that slow the hdd down? To me, it seems like I'm disabling the scsi wide aspect of the card.

2) SCSI-1 is 8-bit, right?

3) SCSI-2 is 16-bit, right? also known as scsi wide, right?

4) What is Ultra wide?

5) Is SCSI-3 and SCSI 160 the same thing?


A:SCSI Hard Drives

Have very little experence with SCSI but good resources for info. Try the following link for good reading.

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