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Hard Disk Drive

Trying to get a Maxtor Proxima 10gig hdd to run as slave to a western digital 40gig hdd. drive is recognised in bios but I cant mount it to format it.

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Re: Hard Disk Drive

Maxtor if orginal to the pc it will always runs as the master u'll just need to keep it the way it is it will work fine any new files u put on ur pc put it in the new hard drive

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Re: Hard Disk Drive - Compaq S5322CC (DT147AR) PC Desktop PC Desktops

Tell me, what OS do you have?

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Wont recognise HD, have to disconnect DVD drive and floppy drive to force it.

While it can be a faulty hard drive, please make sure you have checked the following:

  1. Update BIOS.
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  3. Check that the Floppy cable is correctly connected. If connected wrong, the light remains on.
  4. 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.

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Floydage, some ribbons are different in the orentation of pin#1. try a differnent cable...but you said that you tried that right.? have you tried to make sure you have the latist BIOS. It could be this paticuler drive have a different bios it self...and yes drive's do have chip's and software in them. If nothing ells just load the OS to that drive anyway and than change the drive letters in windows.

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You should be able to manually enter the drive perameters into bios. That should let you boot. Or boot it up with a boot disk.

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Use separate cable for both the hard drive.
Make master to the one which is bootable,restart your system and just check bios setting whether both the hard disk are detected or not..also under boot device check first boot drive is hard drive which is master and bootable..

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I have an E-Machine W3107 desk top. I recently installed a western digital 120 hard drive as a slave but it would not jump. Can you give me any help in getting my system to jump. Thank you.

Jump? Ha! Never heard that term. How about boot?
Nowadays people just load drives as Cable Select; it should have worked with the old drive set to Master, but try to set them both to that and try again, or boot to a LiveCD or the drive utility disk so you can configure them on that. If they don't appear correctly in the BIOS, just double-check that power and data cables go to each drive, etc. You may need to follow the BIOS instructions or enter the BIOS controls by hitting DEL or F10 on powering up until the menu appears; then you can select the drive to try to boot first, etc. and save your settings.

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Warranty on Maxtor 40gig hard drive with mfg date of 28jan2004 new never used won't work

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I've included a link to a location where you can download the firmware repair utility that covers the drive you've mentioned.

Post back if you have any further concerns.

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Drive failed to boot up next time it was turned on have tried conncting as a slave computer recognises drive but say its 138mg when its 40gig, and there is nothing showing on the drive! have tired running...

Hi silverend,

I have some questions and some recommendations for you...

The original problem of the system not booting might have been temporarily compounded by moving it to a different system as a secondary or slave disk. You'll want to make sure that is not an issue 1st b4 continuing w/ trouble-shooting or testing the failed disk.

(01) Is the hard disk installed in the same computer it was running in properly before?

(02) If not, was it the Master of 1st drive on the previous system - the system where it originally failed? In other words, did it contain a boot volume? (Was it the disk that the system used to boot off of?)

(03) You said the file system is FAT. Is that FAT16 or FAT32?

(04) Does the drive have an operating system on it? If so, what operating system is it?

(05) Are you sure the jumpers are set correctly for the configuration you have it in now (slaved to your master drive)?

(06) Check to see if the drive jumpers are set for LIMITED CAPACITY? (See HERE for more information regarding jumper settings on Seagate hard disks.)

(07) Are you using a MASTER/SLAVE configuration for your two hard drives or are you using CS (cable select)? If you are using CS, both drives must be jumpered to CS and the primary (MASTER) drive should be the LAST drive on the cable (at the end).

The drive may very well be, physically, fine. However, the best way to determine that is to...

1st, Ensure that the jumper settings are correct for its current configuration (slaved to your master hard disk or as a secondary CS disk on the primary EIDE controller) and...

2nd, run diagnostics on a hard disk using boot media rather than from w/in an operating system. This is a much more reliable and thorough means of testing your hard disk.

I recommend that, once you've determined that your jumper configuration are correct (for BOTH hard disks), you run Seagate's boot diagnostics (Seagate Utilities) to test the hard drive.

(07) Do you have any data that needs to be recovered off of this drive? If so, let us know and we'll help you to recover it.

(08) If not, you can use the Seatools diagnostics to write zeros to the drive effectively erasing it and along w/ any corruption. This will allow for a more thorough surface test, too as the diagnostics will test the surface while writing to it. (This is a last result, however. Particularly if you have an operating sytem, data, etc. that you'd like to preserve.)

Please, let us know if this response was helpful for you or, of course, if you have any further questions.

Thank you

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I understand the problem you are going through and it is due to the fact that win xp sp2 install an NTFS filesytem on its hard drive and this file system was designed to be secure in a way that you don't remove disk drive or add disk drives just like that.Now the best solution would be to just reinstall you xp machine with sp2 with the hard drive already in the case.In this way xp will be able to recognize it as one of its own drives and now you will have access to it.

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