I heard clicking sound from my PC, and shutdown immediately. It was coming from the WD600 hdd used as slave drive. While allowing PC to boot up, this drive was not detected (but it was clicking for a few minutes, and stopped), and it does not show up in the explorer.
Any chance of getting it up again to copy its contents to another drive.
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Re: wd600 hdd stopped working
Problem is, the clicking nosie you here was the ball-barnings in the drive.
You can get the informat out of the drive but you will pay alot of money to do so, they have equipment to take apart the drive and recover the information. First try to restart in Safe Mode and see if you can access the drive.
To do this, restart the computer, just as it starts hold down the "F8" key and a menu will come up. Select "Safe Mode". After loading into Windows, check and see if it is there in the explorer.
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Check if Master/Slave jumpers are set. If you have DVD and HDD (hard disk drive) on the same cable, set HDD to Master and DVD to slave.
Check that the Floppy cable is correctly connected. If connected wrong, the light remains on.
One or both DVD and Floppy are faulty.
When the PC starts, BIOS checks the integrity of components in a sequence, if one component is damaged it will stop and give an error. Like say the HDD comes after floppy and DVD. if the DVD is faulty, then it will hang at DVD and not proceed to HDD.
The motherboard could be the problem. However, you should first check that the master HDD to check if it is corrupted. You can check by either taking the HDD out of the computer and putting it in another computer as a slave HDD (it must be set as a slave drive because the HDD would not work as a master in another computer because the operating system has been configured to run on that one specific computer), you would need to change the drive from a master to a slave by changing the jumper pin found on the one side of the HDD, there should be a diagram on the top of the HDD which will show you how to change the drive from a master to a slave. Then just check that all of the data is on the drive. If it is then you know that the motherboard or the cpu is faulty.
The other thing you could do is if you have another HDD you can swap it out and test if it is working.
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hi im josh in cebu phils.Friend if that happens whrein your 2nd hdd dont detect. Try to use these solutions. Check first the jumper of the hardisk whether it is stated as slave or master. if 2nd disk is master the jumper should be in the master and if it is slave the jumper must be slave. or try to use another IDE cable. put them as both master the first hdd in first ide slot and your 8 GB 2nd hardisk in 2nd slot as master also. or try to enter bios setup utility then try to check or detect the both device.thats all good luck
On XP computer install your seagate barracuda 400g. start the computer. when xp is already boot right click My Computer then select manage. When Computer Management dialog box appear click disk management. Look for the drive that is unallocated and format the drive and follow the instructions.
Hi LP, I’ am very familiar with ASUS motherboards. I am thinking you have posted two questions or more referring to the, ASUS K8V-MX board. When you sign into you're FixYa account you than need to click on you're profile. Within you're profiles are the questions you have posted. Click that question to add or see the expert's answer. If you need another question (about the same item) re-post within that same question. You can even copy the link to an older post & past that link into you're next question. (Than I can read you're last question & my responce). LP you have me all mixed up. I'll answer the question you have posted above. In the future please provide you're old post so I understand better.
There is nothing wrong with IDE 250GB drive or the SATA drive. The problem you are haveing is setting the correct settings.
The ASUS K8V-MX can support two serial ATA SATA drives. The SATA drive's can only run at 1.0 version. 1.5GB transfer speed & not SATA II, the 3.0GB speed.
How to setup the SATA drive? Please disconnect any other drives (IDE) & a second SATA drive that may be connected to the system. Except the CDROM drive. Using you're manual the SATA drive should be connected to SATA1 port. Page 1-24 in you're manual. Put you're windows CD into you're CD-ROM drive & boot the PC. You will see, Press any key to boot from CD... (press any key on your keyboard). Windows will start to install. Durring installation of windows the system will restart. You will again see, Press any key to boot from CD... (DO Nothing)! Just allow windows to conintue on its own. Windows will continue to install it's self. This will happed once again, & again do nothing. Windows will finish installing it's self. After windows has finished, load the ASUS CD into you're CD-ROM drive & install it's driver software. Restart the PC. You must register windows. Do so. Than update windows through windows update service. (This will take some time to complete). (Do not install service pack 3). If you have an IDE drive 250GB in size & you installed windows on it. You must erase the drive or it will conflict with you're new installation on the SATA drive. To do this, look on the IDE drive & you will find a large white sticker. Printed on there is instructions of how to set the drive pin. Set the drive up as a slave drive. (This is only temporary). Power off the PC & unplug the power cord. Connect the 250 IDE drive's power cable & data cable. Plug in the power cord to the PC & turn on the PC. Windows will load. Right click once on the start button & slide up to & left click on Explorer. Find the 250 IDE drive, it should be drive letter D or E. Right click the proper drive letter & format the drive. ( Do Not format, Local_Drive C:\ ). Once the format is complete, power down the PC by clicking on the start button & click turn off the computer. Once off, unplug the power cord. Change the pin on the 250GB IDE drive to Master with a slave. Take the 40GB drive & change it's pin so the 40GB drive is a slave. Connect the 250GB drive to the end of the IDE data cable & connect the 40GB drive to the next connector of the same IDE data cable. Re-check all power cables & data cables for good connections before closing the case. Plug the power cord in & power up the PC. Everything should run just fine. Setting the pin for you're IDE drive's can be very confusing. Click on the link below. This will give you an idea of how to set you're pin for a master drive, master with a slave drive. If you post the name ST****** of you're two drives I can post the correct pin locations from Seagate's web site. http://www.seagate.com/images/support/en/us/mxo_ata_jumpers.gif
Have more questions about this post? Good luck! Mike