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Troubling in sata connection

Hi i hv intel 845hv motherboard 1.7GHzpro. 80gb baraccuda hdd . os is in 80 gb only..windows xp sp2.512 SD RAM. i bought new sata320gb. after connecing it shows in bias that sata 320 is connected but while booting windows it take lots of time and if it get started windows then it dint show sata drives(1primary+2logical) device manager shows. but if u choose to detect sata hdd computer hangs....could u plz suggest me any solution to the probles.....

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  • I suppose there is a jumper(beside the power pin) on your new HDD,
  • if its true the your HDD supports 3GB/s mode but your motherboard does not .
  • So place the jumper on the HDD on 1.5GB/s combination.
then
  • Disconnect the 80 GB,
  • Connect the new HDD,
  • Boot from any bootable xp or vista or any disk tool like erd commander and try to format the new HDD.
  • Then connect the new HDD and boot from it.
Tell me what happened.

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

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