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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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  • tristan ery sagge Mar 02, 2007

    been there, done that . i think the problem is the hdd!! i had it replaced! anyway, rumours say that samsung hdd are the worst



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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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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

Posted on Mar 01, 2007

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    John Anderson Mar 01, 2007

    sorry gave you seagates link heres samsungs one sorry done to many replies today lol



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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.

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