PC won't boot if SATA drive connected, drive works fine if plugged afterward
My PC doesn't boot when my Maxtor 750GB SATA II disk is connected. Though, it works fine (detected as a removable device on Ubuntu) if I plug it after the SCSI splash screen. When my HDD is plugged in at boot, the boot procedure stop at this screen: -- SiI 3114 SATALink BIOS Version 5.0.39 Copyright (C) 1997-2004 Silicon Image, Inc.
3 MAXTOR STM3750330AS -- So the HDD seems to be recognized...
I think I have tried all the bios config possibilities. The current config is as follow: --- Advanced -> Chipset -> Onboard Device
VIA 1394 Enable Disable[Enabled] Silicon Image Mode[SATA Mode] Mac Interface[Enabled] Onboard LAN Boot ROM[Disabled] Internal SATA IDE Interface[Enabled] RAID Option ROM[Disabled] ---
Details on my HW: -- Motherboard: ASUS K8N-E Deluxe / ACPI Bios Revision 1012 BETA 007 Proc: Athlon 64 3200+ Drive: MAXTOR STM3750330AS --
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Re: PC won't boot if SATA drive connected, drive works...
Try Hirens Boot CD. It has a lot of programs on it to detect format etc. I think your hard drive has a missing or corrupt MBR and it needs to be replaced. When I have had a hard dive not recognized I hve used Super Fdisk to format and reset hard drive. On the boot disk
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The new HDD uses a SATA data interface as well as a SATA power interface. You will need a SATA cable as well as a power supply that supports the SATA power connectors. Since this is an older machine you will probably need to buy a SATA cable and a Molex to SATA power connector. This should cover any cabling issues that you are having.
not usually No.
You need to setup the Pc with an IDE drive First. Then load The Sata drivers, usually on the setup CD. ( obtained with motherboard )
Alternative, is to create a SATA/Raid boot Disk et,c.
Yes, it can be causing a problem. You have 2 hard drives that are working at 2 very different speeds. The computer is having to do a translation and adjust rates of transfer between them on top of having to do the read and writes between them. Will SATA II will be backwards compatible to SATA I it won't work the other way. If you have to keep these drives, I would make the SATA II Drive the primary and SATA I drive the secondary on a different channel if possible. The SATA II drive is teh faster drive and should be your main.
According to the hard drive manufacturer Maxtor, motherboard host controllers using the VIA and SIS chipsets VT8237, VT8237R, VT6420, VT6421L, SIS760, SIS964 found on the ECS 755-A2 manufactured in 2003, do not support SATA 3 Gbit/s drives. To address interoperability problems, the largest hard drive manufacturer, Seagate/Maxtor, has added a user-accessible jumper-switch known as the Force 150, to switch between 150 MB/s and 300 MB/s operation. Users with a SATA 1.5 Gbit/s motherboard with one of the listed chipsets should either buy an ordinary SATA 1.5 Gbit/s hard disk, buy a SATA 3 Gbit/s hard disk with the user-accessible jumper, or buy a PCI or PCI-E card to add full SATA 3 Gbit/s capability and compatibility. Western Digital uses a jumper setting called "OPT1 Enabled" to force 150 MB/s data transfer speed. OPT1 is used by putting the jumper on pins 5 & 6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_ATA Dalius
Hi vijjis, Make sure your SATA drive is connected to SATA port 1 which is the bottom port. Double check both the data cable & power cable. The data cable only connects one way at the board & at the drive. Same for the power cable. Your SATA drive must be listed in the bios menu & you must list the SATA drive with-in the boot order. If your cabling is all correct & you still do not see the SATA drive in the bios menu than the onboard SATA controller is defective. This can not be repaired because it is integrated into the board. It will not hurt to clear the cmos. See page 15 in your manual. Your board can only run SATA 1.0 = 150MBs. If your Seagate is pinned for SATA II = 300MBs, change the jumper on the drive. (This may or may not work). See if the bios list the drive.
One other option, you can buy a PCI SATA controller.
Here are a few; http://www.google.com/products?q=Promise+pci+sata+I+controller&btnG=Search+Products&hl=en&show=dd
Your P4VM800 won't detect a SATA II (3 GB/s) drive, only a SATA I (1.5 GB/s). You basically have 2 options: 1. if you have a friend or colleague with a machine that supports SATA II, install the disk in that machine and us the manufacturer's utility to set the SATA to 1.5 GB/s (Seagate/Maxtor disks, but only these do have a jumper to do the job but SATA is in other respects jumperless). Then you can reinstall the disk in your machine.
2. Buy a host adapter card for SATA II and install it in a free slot in your machine - but may be better to put the money towards a new motherboard.
Hi abhinav13, please disconnect you're IDE. (do not remove it).
You're board only supports SATA 1.0 which is 1.5BG & not the SATA II at 3.0GB. Knowing that you may need to use the jumper to set the drive to 1.5GB. Once you are sure the drive is set correctly than hook it into the PC. If after disconnecting the IDE & SATA drive is shown in the bios. Set the jumper on you're IDE to function as a slave drive.
Enter the bios again. If you do not find the SATA drive listed than your onboard SATA controller is defective. You can not fix that.
So hate giving out bad news.
You may have a HDD Problem Diagnose it using the following.
DOWNLOAD HIREN BOOT CD, WRITE THE ISO TO CD THEN BOOT FROM IT
Includes HDD Diagnostics for these companies
Hard Disk Tools:
- Hard Disk Diagnostic Utilities
- Seagate Seatools Desktop Edition 3.02
- Western Digital Data Lifeguard Tools
- Western Digital Diagnostics (DLGDIAG) 5.04f
- Maxtor PowerMax 4.23
- Maxtor amset utility 4.0
- Maxtor(or any Hdd) Low Level Formatter 1.1
- Fujitsu HDD Diagnostic Tool 6.61
- Fujitsu IDE Low Level Format 1.0
- Samsung HDD Utility(HUTIL) 2.02
- Samsung Disk Diagnose (SHDIAG) 1.28
- IBM/Hitachi Drive Fitness Test 4.08
- IBM/Hitachi Feature Tool 2.03
- Gateway GwScan 3.15
- ExcelStor's ESTest 3.80
- MHDD 4.6
- WDClear 1.30
- Toshiba Hard Disk Diagnostic 2.00b
- SeaTools for Dos 1.08
- HDD Regenerator 1.51 - to recover a bad hard drive
- Ontrack Disk Manager 9.57 - Disk Test/Format/Maintenance tool.
- Norton Disk Doctor 2002 - a tool to repair a damaged disk, or to diagnose your hard drive.
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- Active Kill Disk 3.1 - Securely overwrites and destroys all data on physical drive.
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- SmartUDM 2.00 - Hard Disk Drive S.M.A.R.T. Viewer.
- Victoria 3.33 - a freeware program for low-level HDD diagnostics
Hope this helps
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