I.m getting power to all componets except hd. i check with another computer and the hard drive works.
i have also switch the power plugs from one drive to another and those work. but still nothing on hard drive. i also tried to go in bios and cmos and they should no hard drive detected.
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Re: motherboard will not read harddrive
You may have a defective data cable, or controller.
You may have a defective drive.
Try to find out if the drive is spinning at all while the computer is
powered up. It helps to hold a screw driver up against the drive and
place the handle to your ear.
If the drive is not spinning, or if you hear a repeated click, then your drive has unfortunately become defective.
Lastly, If your drive is PATA (Or the roughly 2 inch rectangular
connector) you may also try switching the direction that the cable is
plugged in. Place the side plugged into your system board into the
drive and vice versa.
Also if PATA, examine your drive for its jumper setting values.
If SATA, assure that your SATA controller is turned on in the BIOS.
While powering up read the screen for the System Utility/System Setup key, generally the delete Key "DEL"
Press this key during power up
Once in the menu look for Integrated Peripherals, or related topics regarding Onboard Controllers, SATA, etc.. .Assure that your SATA controllers are enabled, and while there assure that your set to boot off that drive in the Boot Options
Any of these could be a possibilty, lastly address *********** board manual one last time just to be sure.
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This error comes when your motherbord not read properly harddrive. for that first reconnect both connection to harddisk.Power cable and ide or sata cable. Change SATA or IDE cable then check. Pull cmos cell from motherbord for 10 minutes so all settings are factory defaults. Then when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or "del" key then you can see bios screen. Make sure hardddrive detect in bios. Set first boot device as harddrive. Then check. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks.
- Make sure that the hard drive (HD) is properly connected to the computer.
- Try connecting it to a different computer to make sure that the HD is the problem.
- Check the Disk Management in your computer to see if the HD could still be detected. Once detected, reformat the HD and it should work again.
To check the Disk Management:
NOTE: Make sure that the external HD is connected and turned ON.
1. Right-click "My Computer" (XP) or "Computer" icon (Vista) 2. Select Manage and click on "Disk Management". 3. From the Disk Management, you will see a drive letters 4. Write down all the drive letters and then disconnect the Maxtor HD from the computer. 5. If there's a drive letter that disappears, then that is your Maxtor HD. 6. Reconnect the Maxtor HD and reformat it. You may right-click the drive letter and there's an option to format the HD.
If you're hearing a clicking sound while the HD is turned on, mostly, it's already defective.
Go to either bestbuy.com or compusa.com and look for the hard drive there. The hard drive will be cheaper going thru either of those places. Also check out pricewatch.com cause you can compare prices there. Also go thru google and check out the shopping results of the hard drive your looking for as well.
Lots of places to check and the hard drive will definitely be cheaper then going thru HP.
powersource is good.motherboard might be the problem.harddrive can be tested by putting it in another computer and see if it boot up.to test the mother board unhook the cd drives and harddrive.turn on the computer and see if the gateway logo comes on.if it still does the the samething with everything unhooked then it might be the bios.you might have to flash the bios and reinstall it.to do this i recommend you take it to a shop.if the comp runs with everything still unpluged and stops then you know that you have a wrong setting on the harddrive or cd drive.if you got two of anything make sure that you have a slave or master.if you nned me to write a guide email me at email@example.com or if you got anymore questions.
i have formatted the hard drive and put in all three recovery discs and it still won't load windows xp home edition.. i thought that was what the recovery discs were for.. maybe the hard drive is bad i don't know but if someone is having the same problem i could sure use some help here..
no this is not the problem with any motherboard r with hard disks this is the problem with the cdrom drive ... the capability of the reading cds is less of the cd rom u r using in this first system ... once you just have a check by removing the cdrom drive of the second computer & inserting into the first comp... it will surely read that cd.... this means it s the timt to change the cdrom of the first computer .. so just buy new 1..........
Chances are if hard drives are getting sufficient power (spinning hard drives are only a rough indicator) then there?s something wrong with the data lines that run from the hard drives to the controller. Check each connector on the hard drive to make sure it is plugged in securely, trace it to where it plugs into the motherboard and check them as well. They could have pulled out while you were moving things around.
If that doesn?t work then I would try replacing the original video card.
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Was the operating system installed on another computer? Or a computer with different hardware? If so the drivers for the hardware are not configured properly on the HD or in the BIOS. If this is the case you should format the HD and re-install the OS.