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Hard drive works but not in my computer - Acer Aspire AX3400-U2022 PT.SE202.007 Desktop PC and Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 Product ... (PTSE202007BUNDLE)

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    joecoolvette Oct 24, 2012

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Aspire-X3400... There are four Black SATA headers on the motherboard, and no IDE (PATA) header. So I assume you are trying to use a SATA harddrive internally. Should work. Plugs into SATA2 header. SATA3 header will now be for any optical drive. (And SATA4 if two optical {CD/DVD } drives are used) You didn't mess with any jumper caps, on the back of the harddrive, did you? What is the manufacturer name, and model number on the label of the harddrive? (Or just manufacturer code number will do it. Example: Western Digital 250GB SATA drive; WD2500AAJS ) Also post in a -> Comment, what exactly you are trying to do with the harddrive.

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    johnwardle21 Oct 26, 2012

    computer just stopped working.i tryed the drive in other com and it works fine now .after putting new windows on it .but wen put bk in other com it wont boot up .

  • joecoolvette
    joecoolvette Oct 26, 2012

    When Windows is loaded on a computer, it assigns hash values to some major hardware components; 1) Processor 2) Hardddrive 3) Motherboard Chipset 4) BIOS program, version and date 5) Graphics chipset. (BIOS program is on a BIOS chipset) Change any two of these programs, and Windows will 'think' it is being stolen. Being put on another computer. (And the original computer) Microsoft User's License states "ONE genuine copy of Windows per ONE computer" (Microsoft makes one Master disk. From it all GENUINE copies are made, and sold to the consumer) This is why you cannot just take a harddrive out of one computer, and stick it another computer.

  • joecoolvette
    joecoolvette Oct 26, 2012

    "Change any two of these programs.......", should be "Change any two of these Hardware Components". (Hate the 'ticker tape' Comment box )

  • joecoolvette
    joecoolvette Oct 26, 2012

    As for the original problem try Yann's ideas. Change to another SATA header on the motherboard. Change SATA data cable. Test the three main voltages coming out of the Power Supply, with a multimeter. (3.3 Volts, 5 Volts, and 12 Volts. All are DC Voltage. In comparison two D cell flashlight batteries store 3 volts DC ) Or is there an unused computer that is KNOWN to be good, and has a compatible Power Supply you can use for a test unit? (Works don't forget to rate Yann )

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Have you try to change the sata helder(from 1 to 2 for example) or the sata wire? It could be the psu too

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