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Replacement HD Had to replace my old Maxtor HD as it failed - have a new Samsung 500 gb sata drive which runs at 3.0 gbps or can auto step down to 1.5gbps - the drive is not recognised in bios at all - my dvd drives on ide are recognised in bios - when I place Windows XP disc in dvd and install it runs Windows setup and seems to place some drivers etc into the machine - it then stops and the message "Windows cannot install please press F3 to restart" - when I do this and look in bios the Samsung HD is then seen - from this stage I have once sucessfully installed Windows but on powering down the machine it seems to lose the info on the HD and cannot again "see" the HD - does the K8V support the faster Samsung drives or do I need to change some settings in BIOS to let the machine see the HD - the original HD was a Maxtor HD also SATA - the only difference between it and the new one is speed and capacity - any ideas ? Steve

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Re: replacement HD - ASUS K8V-MX Motherboard Motherboards

Upgrade your bios

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motherboard to hard drive leads

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty ?
one bad lead will end with a computer error a computer needs its connections continue its cycle and have an end to function properly

even something as small as an electrical extension or a faulty fan lead can cause this problem computer needs all of the data and electrical current to travel through every device and to have an end to be able work properly

a motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive if its a flat ribbon 40 pin type IDE replace it this will be the first to fail check all electrical extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd floppy drives need to have current go through make sure these drives are working

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The new HDD uses a SATA data interface as well as a SATA power interface. You will need a SATA cable as well as a power supply that supports the SATA power connectors. Since this is an older machine you will probably need to buy a SATA cable and a Molex to SATA power connector. This should cover any cabling issues that you are having.

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Test your PSU or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty

One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electic extensions or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs its connections to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
hope this helps

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well as far as i studies ur problem ur 1st problem myt b bios updating do it wid successfull results den another iz i guess jumper settings n may b ur sata cables have some problems too, just do a check on these things make ya jumpers auto i mean remove it will be master automatically
n den let me know what happned!

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