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How to download the OS firmware?

How to download and install the OS firmware or replace the hard drive?

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Replacing the HDD is easy, no more difficult than doing the same in a PC with IDE drives. It MUST be an IDE drive, not a SATA one.

Open the casework, disengage the mounting screws and remove power and signal cables. Plug in new drive, replace in mounted position with mounting screws. Try it out before you replace the casework.

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    Look on YouTube or similar for video guides on replacing HDDs in computers, they should set you off on the right track

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Hi, I'm in the process of restoring a Masterlink, and have just done what you are trying to do. Go to this link:

http://www.alesis.com/masterlink

Read through the materials and then go into "Docs and Downloads" and there you will find the "System Software Update Guide", which explains how to determine which OS version you need based on your serial number, so you can create the ISO disc for the OS you need. I suggest you print it out for easy reference. Then download and unzip the OS files and create your Operating System ISO CD. The instructions are pretty clear so if you're methodical you should have no problems getting up and running soon. Have fun!

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New hard drive will not boot up on compaq cq56


Hi Lucas.

The situation could be one of several things, depending on how the hard drive is attached to the computer.
  1. Inside. You had an old hard drive. you opened the computer, took the old drive out, put the new drive in, and turned it on.
  2. Inside - you had room for two drives and added this second one.
  3. Outside. You've hooked the drive up with a USB chassis and cable.
I'll start with lowest level, and my apologies if i include things that you're rolling your eyes about. Some folks know it inside and out, some don't.
  1. The new drive needs to have an operating system (OS) installed that works with your laptop (i.e. something like Windows or some flavor of Linux). Unless prepared ahead of time, the disk is just a place to store stuff. it will need to have the OS installed first before it can boot your computer up. This is the case, you'll need to start with OS install media (you should be able to boot off that from CD ROM or USB. From there, it'll give you instructions on how to load the OS onto the hard drive.
  2. The drive has an OS on it, but your computer may not know to look at that hard drive. In the early boot-up process, that is driven by the laptop firmware, there are set-ups for what order things are searched for boot media. You'll need to pause bootup early - it'll usually flash by and you'll likely press F2 or F4 to get into the setup menus. If, say, there's a CD rom in your CD drive, and the menu is set to first look for boot media on CD, then from Hard Drive, then it may go there, not be able to boot from the CD since it's a music CD, and stop. Or conversely be set to go to the HD first, not see it, and stop. You'd need to alter the boot order then to see if you can get the drive talked to .
  3. Also in those menus, there may be multiple SATA connections, that can be turned on or off. You may have to go through and enable the connection to that drive to ninny-slap the firmware in bothering to talk to it.
  4. Drive is in an external USB chassis. - Here again, you may have to go tell your boot firmware to enable, or add priority to booting from a USB device. Factory defaults are often 'no' to minimize vunerability to random malware on thumb drives.
  5. Hard drive is formatted, but not to what your PC can read. if it was, for instance, formatted for a Mac, the OS may not be able to deal with it without re-formatting it to something like FAT32 or NTFS. You'd need to start with the Hardware manager disk utilities to see if it can even see the disc (though you'll need a working OS to do this)
  6. You can also try moving the disc to another system to see if it works there. if it does, it could be that the connection in your computer is broken or not connected well.
  7. If this is right after a new OS install, sometimes this can be a bit confusing for the OS the first time it tries to boot. You might want to try booting in Safe mode to see if it can bootstrap it's way up. It may be needing to do a ton of updates and driver downloads.

That scratches the surfaces. having been through all variety of good and bad disc install experiences, I'll mostly counsel patience.

Good Luck!
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Dell firmware for Seagate SAS harddisk


The firmware for any electronics device tells the hardware how to properly function.


Most devices rarely need a firmware upgrade, however, computer products such as a Seagate hard drive need to have the firmware updated periodically due to computers constantly going through operating system upgrades.


Luckily, you can update your Seagate hard drive firmware with an Internet connection and a few clicks of your mouse.


Connect your Seagate hard drive to your computer if the hard drive is external.


Launch your Internet browser and navigate to the Seagate.com website.

When the site loads click the "Downloads" button.


Click on the hard drive listing you currently own.

This brings up all of the most current downloads for your Seagate hard drive.


The listings of the hard drives have the image, so match your hard drive to the image online if you are not sure what drive you have.


The user manual states what hard drive you currently own also.


If you don't have your owners manual, open "My Computer" (or "Computer") and right-click the hard drive icon and select "Properties."


Here the computer states exactly what model of hard drive you have.


Click the Firmware update and click the "Download" button to launch the download.


Click-and-drag the file into the hard drive if you are using an external hard drive

(open "My Computer," then double-click the removable hard drive icon).


Open the downloaded file and follow the prompts to install the updated firmware.


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Dell firmware to Seagate SAS


The firmware for any electronics device tells the hardware how to properly function.


Most devices rarely need a firmware upgrade, however, computer products such as a Seagate hard drive need to have the firmware updated periodically due to computers constantly going through operating system upgrades.


Luckily, you can update your Seagate hard drive firmware with an Internet connection and a few clicks of your mouse.


Connect your Seagate hard drive to your computer if the hard drive is external.


Launch your Internet browser and navigate to the Seagate.com website.

When the site loads click the "Downloads" button.


Click on the hard drive listing you currently own.

This brings up all of the most current downloads for your Seagate hard drive.


The listings of the hard drives have the image, so match your hard drive to the image online if you are not sure what drive you have.


The user manual states what hard drive you currently own also.


If you don't have your owners manual, open "My Computer" (or "Computer") and right-click the hard drive icon and select "Properties."


Here the computer states exactly what model of hard drive you have.


Click the Firmware update and click the "Download" button to launch the download.


Click-and-drag the file into the hard drive if you are using an external hard drive

(open "My Computer," then double-click the removable hard drive icon).


Open the downloaded file and follow the prompts to install the updated firmware.


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Momentus 5400 fde.3 formatting error


Which operating system ?

If windows 7 click start richt click on computer select properties then device manager scroll to your disk (hard drive) expand right click select update drive software

Every Seagate drive requires a few firmware updates during its lifetime.

Seagate firmware must be up-to-date to ensure that the product will run reliably.


Changing the firmware on a Seagate product to a more updated version will improve the product's performance.


Check the Seagate website often for any update available for your drive.

The firmware can be changed with just a few clicks of your mouse on the Seagate Web page.


Click the "Start" button on the bottom-left corner of the screen.

In the window that pops up, click " My computer " or just "Computer."


Another window will show up with an icon for your hard drive.

Right-click the hard drive icon and press the "Properties" option.


This will tell you what model your hard drive is.

For example, your hard drive might be ST31500341AS.


Open your Web browser. Type in www.seagate.com and press "Enter" on the keyboard.

Wait for the webpage to load.


Enter the word "Firmware" and your model number in the search box on the upper right hand corner of the webpage and press "Enter" on the keyboard.


Using the example from Step 1, type in "Firmware ST31500341AS".

Click on the first link that is returned in the search results.


Locate the firmware update. Double-click the update.

Press the "Download Firmware Update Utility" link to start downloading.


Click yes on any pop-up boxes that you may see.

Open the new firmware file by double clicking the file that you downloaded in Complete the installation by accepting all of the default questions that are asked during the installation process.


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I need firmware for Western Digital WD Caviar Blue WD3200AAJS - hard drive - 320 GB - SATA-300 SATA


If you are troubleshooting a system or OS problem, you should not consider firmware updates until after exploring more typical troubleshooting steps like file system error checking and anti-virus scanning.

If you are troubleshooting a system or OS problem, you should not consider firmware updates until after exploring more typical troubleshooting steps like file system error checking and anti-virus scanning.
try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs then click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to fix any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive this should schedule the task on restart then defragment your hard drive


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Select "Archive and Install," which will save your previous OS in a folder and install Tiger. It will not touch your pictures, documents, etc.

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Computer check The Mac OS X Installer makes sure your computer can use the version of Mac OS X you're trying to install.
Troubleshooting tip: If you see a message that you cannot install Mac OS X on this computer, even though it should work with Mac OS X, you may need to install a firmware update. Restart your computer from the hard drive and install the latest firmware :

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1395

Let me know if your need further assistance,
If this helps, please rate it.
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Creative Nomad Jukebox zen xtra says Firmware problem


Hi and welcome to FixYa,

It would appear that the fix requires a Windows machine. Solution then would be two fold:
  • download the firmware update/fix even meant for Windows;
  • install and run Windows inside your Mac.
The last could be achieved by:
Of course the easiest is to use a Windows based computer of a friend.

Your Creative Zen Nomad Xtra mp3 player uses a memory system similar to a flash/thumb drive much like the hard disk of any computer. Just as a computer on certain instances freezes/hangs, the same would happen to your MP3. Like again the computer, the OS would need to be re-installed. In your MP3 the OS is the firmware which has to be reloaded/updated.

Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

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