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Hard Drive I have a new hard drive. It is second hand but new to my computer. When i turn it on (the computer, with the hd correctly in) it makes a funny tune three times. Then it says oporating system not found. I try to install windows but when it has finished loading the drivers, it freezes and i get a blue screen saying "Your computer has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer) or something like that. Does anyone know what is wrong and how to fix it?

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  • benofreke Dec 21, 2008

    that didnt work, i get a blue screen after the windows installation has finished loading, and the blues screen is the "Stop 0x00000007f"

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Hi I use Maxtor HD's and IBM Deskstars also, one of my pc's has 4 500 gb SATA drives [not in raid mode] and have had some problems also.
If you are using 2 drives then one should be set as master and one as slave. Same thing goes for cd/dvd roms, master and slave, and use 80 wire ribon cables. If you are using just one drive and the settings in your bios, and master or slave and what drive boots up the machine.
if using only 1 drive set it to master [in SATA it does not matter you can leave them all as masters, and only if the cd.dvd's are SATA also, if not they have to be set up as master & slave, set the bios to boot from cd drive 1st 2nd is your HD and last is if you still use them a floppy. On boot with the OS CD in the drive boot the pc and it will start the instalation of windows, delete any partitions, format the drive [NTFS] NOT FAT OR FAT32, and you should be able to do a fresh instal. As with 2nd hand drives as they were used on another pc they have hidden files left on the drive [unless the person that gave it to you has prepared the drive to do a proper instal if not windows gives you the option to delete, create and format the drive, to be ready to continue to instal windows.
HTH
Zues

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