Question about HP Compaq dc7700 PC Desktop

Open Question

Sata cable error - HP Compaq dc7700 PC Desktop

Posted by Anonymous on


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

NTLDR Missing . what is this error. why it will come. what should I do?

You have a messed up bootloader. You should try windows recovery. Put your windows CD in the drive and restart with the CD in.It should attempt a repair.

Jan 06, 2015 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

1796 sata cabling error

Make sure your Sata connection start from Sata 0 and on up. You'll get the 1796 error when you have sata drives or devices plugged in other sata connections, Like: Your first Hard drive in sata 0 your second drive in sata 1 your optic drive in sata 2....You system (BIOS) will automatically start at sata 0 then sata 1 and so fourth.

hope this helps ya and thank you for using FixYa.

Nov 04, 2013 | HP Compaq dc7600 Convertible Minitower PC...

1 Answer

Port 01 error

There could be a problem with port (that is what it looks like).
Try opening the CASE and check for the SATA cable if plugged correctly. Plug SATA cable into other port and check that your Cables and ports are correctly functioning. Check for any garbage in the port or cable(rare).

Feb 21, 2013 | Acer Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Connections to the hard drive

The Harddrive is a SATA unit.

Uses a SATA data cable, and a SATA power cable.

SATA data cable, and connector on motherboard, example;

Between the SATA data cable connector, and the SATA power cable connector; the SATA data cable connector is the shorter of the two in width.
SATA data cable connector has 7-pins.
SATA power cable connector has 15-pins.

The connector end used on the harddrive side, and optical drive side, (CD/DVD drive), is usually a 90 degree Bent Elbow.
The connector end that plugs into the motherboard, is a Straight connector.

NOTE* Color of connectors does NOT matter.
Most of the time the SATA data connectors on the motherboard, are different colors.

This is to help discern what number of SATA data connector it is.
Four SATA data connectors on the motherboard?

SATA 1, SATA 2, SATA 3, and SATA 4;
SATA 0, SATA 1, SATA 2, and SATA 3?

SATA 0, or SATA 1, is usually reserved for the Harddrive.
The Primary harddrive with the Operating System on it.
(Unless you have harddrives set in a RAID configuration)

DOES NOT MATTER WHAT SATA DATA CONNECTOR, you plug into, on the motherboard.

Want to plug the harddrive into SATA 3, or SATA 4?
Go ahead.
NO matter what SATA connector on the motherboard that you plug into, BIOS will find the harddrive.

Note the L-shape in the connector.
Has to line up on the L-shape on the harddrive, optical drive, or motherboard, SATA data connector.

There is usually a lock on the connector. This you may not see.
Sometimes there is a little 'bump' on the connector. Depress with the thumbnail to install the cable, or remove.

This is an example of a SATA power cable,

IF, your SATA harddrive has a provision for plugging in a SATA power cable, AND a 4-pin Peripheral power cable; ONLY plug the SATA power cable in.

Using BOTH types of power cables will BURN the harddrive up.
May not happen right away, but I assure you it will happen.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Dec 10, 2012 | Acer Aspire X1 AX1470-UR11P Desktop PC...

2 Answers

How to connect a cd rom/dvd

If your CD / DVD is powered on Ok then you are missing the data cable connection which will be either a SATA (small connector) or IDE (much larger connector) both of which plug in to your motherboard....Look at the CD / DVD and try to identify which type of connector you are missing then look for an unconnected cable of the same type within your case.

Dec 17, 2011 | Gateway LX6820-01 Desktop PC

1 Answer

Computer gives hard disk read failure error

it is because your sata cable or ide cable need to refix in harddisk.
Open cpu cabinet then refix both connection to hardddisk again sata or ide and power cable.
Then check .
Let me know if you need more assistance.
Also change SATA or IDE cable if it not works.

Oct 12, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Acer AM1201 SATA Optical Drive Installation

Normally when u purchase the SATA DVDRW, they also provides u the SATA data cable...

Installation is very simple, just plug the data cable and power cable, power on your pc. That's all.

Mar 07, 2009 | Acer Aspire M1201 Athlon X2 320 Gb PC...

2 Answers

Cannot install winxp

I am aware your motherboard has just two sets of sata pins ( only two hard drives can be used )
Have you flashed your bios to latest one ?
Sure your cables for sata are not damaged ?
Are you sure the sata drives are in working order ?

Aug 07, 2008 | ASUS P5S800-VM Motherboard

6 Answers

No HDD Found on initial XP Install

Did you insert the sata driver disks when prompted in the first stages of installation? I think it's mentioned as scsi drivers.

Mar 04, 2007 | Mach Speed (S755) Motherboard

Not finding what you are looking for?
HP Compaq dc7700 PC Desktop Logo

Related Topics:

33 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18402 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Are you a HP Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides