Question about Seagate U Series X 20 GB Hard Drive
I had an old emachines windows 98 computer with a seagate U series 5 20 gb hard drive in it i got a newer computer it is a dell workstation 210 mt but it only had a 10 gb hard drive in it so i took the hard drive out of the emachine and tried to install into the newer one and it doesnt work whenever my computer boots up it just stops everything and goes into a never ending cycle of rebooting but when i took the old hard drive out the computer works again so i dont know what to do please help!!!
Thank you for your time - Justin
Are you still running W98? It's possible it needs to be refigured via the jumpers in the back, next to the power connector. I'd suggest googling the drive, find out how to configure it for your new machine.
Are you booting to the new machines existing HD (5 Gb)? If so make sure your boot order is 5 Gb, then #2 the new drive. You don't really have to even put the new drive in the boot order. You will need to set the jumpers however. Probably not SATA. If one is IDE and the other SATA can't use them on the same motherboard.
Posted on May 08, 2017
You cannot just throw a hard drive from one computer into another there are specific programs that perform specific jobs for individual components that are different in all computers.
Posted on May 08, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I am venturing a guess, but it could possibly be your memory and not your hard drive.
Additionally, you can partition and format the 40Gb HD in a second PC using a third party utility such as Partition Magic which would also allow you to verify the integrity of the hard drive
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
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Posted on Apr 01, 2008
I have one thats ide ultra, & my computers see it as a disc drive, like a cd drive when i put it in an external seagate case. but when i put it in as an internal it shows up in cmos w/ 320 g space, & no matter which pin config i use it doesnt show when the os is booted. I enabled LBA like it says on the drive, & tried all the other options in CMOS & havent got it to go yet, but it sounds like its running perfectly when it powers up. it'll go, but its actin crazy. ill post it when i get that bastard.
Posted on Jul 11, 2008
You will have to send it to a data recovery company in order to retrive the data sounds like the circuit board failed therefore the drive is not receiving power.Usually if this board is good you would hear the drive spin up.
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
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