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computer frezzez during booting

By duffguy
Aug 25, 2005
  1. im trying to install a 160gb western digital 8mb cache hard drive as a slave. i followed the dierections on the paper it gave me turned on computer and then it says detecting ide drives(u know during start up) and it dosent detect the new drive. then it just goes black with a little _ blinking. and i wait..wait...wait and its still there. wat should i do?
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Have you set the jumper on the back of your new hard drive to slave?

    There will probably be three jumper settings. Master/Slave/CA(cable select)

    The manual that came with your new drive should tell you how to do this.

    Your exsisting hard drive will already be set to master, and should be connected to the end of the ide cable. Once your new drive is set to slave, it should be connected to the same ide cable as your existing drive, using the connector that is part way down the ide cable.

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
     
  3. duffguy

    duffguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 125

    yea i did that. WHat else can i do?
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Can you try a different ide cable?

    It may be that the one you are currently using has gone bad.

    You say your new hard drive isn`t being detected during boot up. Is your original hard drive detected?

    Does you system boot ok if you disconnect the new hard drive?

    Regards Howard :) :)
     
  5. duffguy

    duffguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 125

    yes my old hard drive is detected , And yed it boots up fine when i unplug the new one
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    It is possible that your new drive is faulty.

    Are you sure you`ve got the jumpers correct?

    Regards Howard :)
     
  7. duffguy

    duffguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 125

    it gave me two jumpers a big white one and a slightly smaller black one do u want to web page to describe the hd more?

    here r the jumper settings,

    single dual master and dual slve i put it on dual slave and ill get my old hd jumper settings in a little bit
     
  8. duffguy

    duffguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 125

    it gave me two jumpers a big white one and a slightly smaller black one do u want to web page to describe the hd more?

    here r the jumper settings for the new one:
    single dual master abd dual slave. i put it on dual slave.

    oh yea i dont think the ide cable is going in that much. my masters cable looks in more so i try it on my new one but it wont go in only half way but i think its enough for it to detect it . but i dont know
     
  9. duffguy

    duffguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 125

    tryed it again and still no good results..................
     
  10. duffguy

    duffguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 125

    can anyone plz help ive been waiting for a long time :eek:
     
  11. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,980   +362

    I know one thing. If you don't get the IDE connector in all the way, you won't get a good result.
     
  12. patio

    patio TS Maniac Posts: 482

    Also double-check the original HDD. Some have to be jumpered "Master with Slave present to allow the 2nd drive to be recognised...

    patio. B)
     
  13. duffguy

    duffguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 125

    yea i tried it.... do i need new jumpers? the new hd gave me 2 jumpers a big white one and a samll black one
     
  14. duffguy

    duffguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 125

    here r some specs from everest:
    Computer:
    Computer Type ACPI Uniprocessor PC
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    OS Service Pack [ EVALUATION ]
    Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106 (IE 6.0 SP1)
    DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
    Computer Name PC-3LXVVEDMRK4G
    User Name E
    Logon Domain [ EVALUATION ]
    Date / Time 2005-08-29 / 16:43

    Motherboard:
    CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 2666 MHz (20 x 133)
    Motherboard Name MSI 661FM2-V (MS-7060) (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)
    Motherboard Chipset SiS 661FX
    System Memory [ EVALUATION ]
    BIOS Type Award (08/10/04)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM2)
    Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

    Display:
    Video Adapter SiS 661FX (16 MB)
    3D Accelerator SiS 330 Mirage Integrated
    Monitor Samsung SyncMaster 700DF [17" CRT] (HVBX117969)

    Multimedia:
    Audio Adapter SiS 7012 Audio Device
    Storage:
    IDE Controller SiS PCI IDE Controller
    Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
    Disk Drive ST34321A (4 GB, 5400 RPM, Ultra-ATA/33)
    Optical Drive ATAPI DVD-ROM 16XMax (16x DVD-ROM)
    SMART Hard Disks Status OK

    Partitions:
    C: (NTFS) [ EVALUATION ]

    Input:
    Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse PS/2 Compatible Mouse

    Network:
    Primary IP Address [ EVALUATION ]
    Primary MAC Address 00-11-09-E7-FB-DF
    Network Adapter SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (66.1 [ EVALUATION ])
    Modem Intel(R) 537 Modem

    Peripherals:
    Printer Auto Microsoft Office Document Image Writer on PC-QM4M2QGDKS6Q
    Printer EPSON Stylus Photo 820 Series
    Printer Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
    USB1 Controller SiS 7001 PCI-USB Open Host Controller
    USB1 Controller SiS 7001 PCI-USB Open Host Controller
    USB1 Controller SiS 7001 PCI-USB Open Host Controller
    USB2 Controller SiS 7002 USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller
    USB Device USB Printing
     
  15. patio

    patio TS Maniac Posts: 482

    Turn off S.M.A.R.T. in the BIOS; re-boot and see if it detects the new HDD.

    Just grasping at straws here...

    patio. B :cool:
     
  16. duffguy

    duffguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 125

    how do i turn off s.m.a.r.t. and will it effect my computer in a good or bad way?
     
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