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CMOS auto detection of samsung SP0411N HDD stops and hangs

I have installed a samsung SP0411N hdd and put in in primary master and it always hangs in cmos auto detect. i need to heat it up and wait for more time to boot in my OS. please help.

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Re: CMOS auto detection of samsung SP0411N HDD stops and...

You may have to use CS (Cable Select) jumper, unless this is an old drive where it may be on it's way out. Instead of trying auto detect, highlight primary master drive and press enter and see if it is recognised.

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Re: CMOS auto detection of samsung SP0411N HDD stops and...

Hi download this program its seagates diagnostic tool, put in floppy disk and run program to make a boot disk, restart pc, and let it boot off the floppy disk and it will test the drive for you... All the best john

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I have a new Samsung SP0411N hard drive , I want to replace the hard drive but the bios say Pri Master Hard disk S.M.A.R.T . Command failed . Any help Please .

check your cables, if its ok,

check the jumper, if theres any,

try boot with only one hdd.

else, try consult to the manufacture for firmware update. there might a compatibility problem.

Oct 16, 2013 | Samsung (SP0411N) 40 GB Hard Drive

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Rakesh here. hi, i can notice several changes with my samsung SP04IIN HDD as mentioned below.. 1. more noise from my hard disk these days. 2. primary master hard drive s.m.a.r.t command failed, press...

The drive sounds like it is failing. Noisy drives are a classic sign of impending failure. I would back up all of my critical files and replace the drive as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more damage can be done and you might not be able to recover files. Good luck

Mar 23, 2011 | Samsung (SP0411N) 40 GB Hard Drive

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I try to install windos 7, but thay ask Primary IDE channel for HDD Samsung SP0411N , I cant find this driver. Janis

hello, in order to install windows you need a bootable dvd, and you need to change boot priority in the bios menu to dvd drive as the first boot device, and you need to plug Hard drive to the primary IDE port in the motherboard,

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Hard disk is not detecting samsung sp0411n internal hard disk is not detecting

Make sure the power cable and IDE cable is plugged in properly then boot your computer up again. If it does not work, test it on another computer to see if the hard drive works at all.

Sep 18, 2010 | Samsung (SP0411N) 40 GB Hard Drive

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My hard disk can not boot but works as slave in d ,e, f but not

to make your hard drive bootable it must be active. To be bootable it must have an os on the drive.

Sep 14, 2009 | Samsung (SP0411N) 40 GB Hard Drive

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Sata HDD set in primary master in Bios

Try considering these:

1. DOS disk doesn't recognize SATA, that's the truth
2. You're going to have a problem if you install OS in your computer (solution: do not select SATA in HDD type but rather IDE)
3. For your SATA HDD to become primary (boot first) try to select your SATA HDD as devic first to boot..

Jan 04, 2009 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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HDD not recognized as primary master


Is your harddrive IDE or SATA?

May 25, 2008 | Samsung Hard Drives

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Three possible reasons:
1. Your IDE cable is defective or is not seated/plug in correctly. Try to replace or re-seat/re-insert;
2. The on-board disk management of the hard disk is corrupted/defective. There is no remedy except to replace the PCboard or the entire hard disk;
3. Your motherboard BIOS/CMOS needs to be flashed and/or something is wrong with the IDE interface.

Of the 3, # 1 is the most common.

Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

good luck and kind regards.

Jan 06, 2008 | Samsung (SP0411N) 40 GB Hard Drive

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Using as startup disk


If you used Acronis, you need to clone the 30Gb and not backup. In doing so, the booting information is likewise copied to the 80Gb, whereas back up is simply copying contents (that you specified) hence will not boot and not be active.

Pls remember that by cloning, Acronis would erase the partition (and contents) of the 80Gb. At certain settings, it would also split the 80Gb into 2 partitions; 30Gb & 50Gb. Further, verify that the 80Gb is "Set Active" and partitioned as a Primary and not Logical.

As to your other concern of installing, in some instances, some not so recent motherboards' BIOS/CMOS will not recognize the 80Gb. Other than that, you were doing it correct; new 80Gb as primary/master with jumper to the pins nearest the IDE cable, any other device (CD ROM or another HD) should be set as primary/slave (SL). Additionally, pls verify that your motherboard auto-detected your new 80Gb as your primary boot media (settings in your CMOS/BIOS).

Hope that this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned out or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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Check the jumper settings on the back of the drive, if this is the primary HD, set it to master, if secondary, set it to slave, if secondary still does not recognize, switch the ide cable so that the two drives are not on the same one.

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