Just got a pc and it has three hard drives- two on raid, also dvdrw a dvdrom and a cdrom all linked but my problem is that it worked for a while now it has turned itself of and wont power on but out of every say 20 attemps top ower on on one of them it will do so then power itself off again after a couple of seconds.
all power leads are inserted properly and are seated right
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Re: WONT POWER ON!
It can be the issue of faulty power supply just check out the fan in the power supply is it moving properly or not if it is getting stopped the power supply can be faulty.also check out the fan on mother board processor it can also be the issue of not getting the pc on.also check out the CMOS battery.it may be faulty.just remove and reinsert the battery again and check also check out replacing the battery.
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RAID implementations will vary from controller to controller, and even from bios to bios revision or version for the same controllers. You should "image" the raid on the old board, then delete the raid on the old system. In the new system, you need to treat these drives like they are new, blank hard disks. Any partitions will need to be removed, and the RAID created on the new board. Once this is done, you can use your partition imaging software to drop the data back onto the new RAID partition. Seagate I believe has imaging software available in Seatools, or you can use something like Acronis True Image or GHOST.
sorry to hear about this problem, storage drives are just what they mean storage you turn the units off at the end of the day as far as buying a raid configuration card and going that route Im not sure this would work because the controler is different then the way WD's raid works you would have to ghost the drives onto another 2 drives and find out if it works you only other thing you could do is spend a big chunk of change between 700.00-2400 to have the info recovered this is the reason they ask that you "BACK UP" your information on to dvdrw or have another backup of what you have on your drives now so in case of failure you have info there to still use but it being a day old backup everyday
I'm afraid the disk got damaged internally. If it was set to RAID 0 mode (speed), at least half, possibly all data is probably lost. If it was set to RAID 1 (safe) mode, maybe the data can be recovered. It's not very likely, I'm afraid, because in this case the drive would make noises but would also work. I fear you had two 512 Gb disks configured as RAID 0. For RAID 1, it is sufficient to open the enclosure - it has three small screws on the side - and unscrew the four internal screws holding the drive caddy. Extract the caddy, unscrew both hard disks, and try connecting them, one at a time, to an external SATA to USB adaptor (Kraun makes a very handy USB to SATA-EIDE3.5-EIDE2.5 adaptor with external AC, but many exist).
In RAID 1, one of the disks might be detected and work (of course, both could have been damaged, but that would be real bad luck).
In RAID 0, sometimes it is possible to partially recover one of the disks (with half the data). It takes lots of luck, not all RAID 0 enclosures support this.
If you can't recover the disks easily (the RAID 1 trick is almost immediate), I'm afraid your only option is a data recovery service :-(
Some DVDRW's need to have there independent port. Go to your bios and change your start up to your hard drive instead of CD if this is the case. Check and see what USB driver your running. Should be running 2.0 or higher, this means that it is high speed. The problem I see is that your computer is picking up the DVDRW first and the drivers are not installed. Go to the manufacture web site and download the most recent drivers. If you can't find the site just let me know. Let me know what brand, and model you have and I'll send you the link. JimmyC
well from my experience the little colored wires are the power supply they go to box with all the other wires that look just like it will go to cdrom or dvdrom they only go on one way the wide multi wire goes to hard drive this looks just like the ones that go to your cdrom. they could be different thickness some have twice the wire's the big key is the multi ribbon has a color wire on one side that the side that faces the power line. first you need to boot in to bios by what ever your computer tell's you to do. once your in bios look and see if it lists your hard drive. if it lists it as your secondary drive on your primary socket you need to unplug the thick cable at the hard drive and plug it back into the other connector on the same ribbon. on really old computer's than run windows 95 you would have a real little 3 or 4 wire connection that goes from the HD to a spot on the mother board.
Your instalation is screwed. Get the original disks that came with the laptop and reinstall everything and you should be good to go. Dont forget to change the bios settings to boot from cdrom/dvdrom first so as when you power up, it loads from the cd, not the hard drive.
Hi, it appears that CDW/DVDRAM is only detected in BIOS but in normal windows. This is a known issue from Microsoft eventhough you are using Windows Xp or Vista the CDW/DVDROM is not detected and does not appear in My computer icon. This can be easily fixed by a registry tweaks.
I'll assume each of these is an IDE device, meaning each has a wide connector versus a narrow SATA connector commonly found on newer hard drives.
Your motherboard should have two IDE channels, labeled IDE 1 and IDE 2, Primary IDE and Secondary IDE, or something similar. Each IDE channel can support two devices.
For best performance between the drives, you will want to have the Hard Drive connected as Master(Drive 0) on the Primary IDE channel; The CDROM should be connected as Slave(Drive 1) on the Primary IDE channel. Connect the DVDROM as Master(Drive 0) on the Secondary IDE channel, and the ZIP Drive as Slave on the Secondary IDE channel.
When connecting the drives, make sure you set the jumpers correctly; Both the Hard Drive and the DVDROM should have their jumpers set to Master, the CDROM and Zip drives should have their jumpers set to Slave. An alternative is to set the jumpers for every drive to Cable Select(CS), allowing the physical connection of each drive to determine whether its a Master or Slave device.
If your Hard Drive is a SATA device, connect it to the '0' or '1' SATA connector on the motherboard. Have the DVDROM set up by itsself as Master on the primary IDE channel, the CDROM as Master on the Secondary IDE channel, and the ZIP as Slave on the Secondary IDE channel.
it seems like it is not recognizing the hard drive, the error is coming from the cdrom/dvdrom. make sure that the hard drive is jumpered to slave,and the cd/dvdrom is put on the other ribbon cable set at master drive