My Bios set up does not recognize my first channel slave........I had a low level format done on my HP pavilion a350n and ever since I got it back I keep getting an error message about my hard drive has a bad sector. SMART status bad,backup and replace. What do I need to do?
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Re: BIOS SET UP
you may have to take out the the hard drive, and buy new one for this particula BAD SECTOR, error on HD. you also have to move the pin, on the CD rom to Cable Select, and left the IDE hard disk to Master.(PIN)
that should work, and put in bios AUTODETECT for all devices in channels. IDE 1 and IDE 2
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You don't need to set master and slave in the bios.
On IDE hard drives you make sure the jumpers on the hard drive are set to master and slave. It usually tells you which connectors the jumper needs to be on, on the drive where the data cable and power lead plug in. You don't need to do it on SATA drives.
You have a laptop computer; it is more than likely that the BIOS will not allow overclocking for that unit. Most laptops cannot be overclocked for good reason; they have limited resources and poor cooling engineering. O/clocking produces high heat and they just don't have the setup for additional cooling. For the most part that also applies to most retail desktops as well. The majority of overclockers use custom-built units with CPUs adn motherboard BIOS' that are set up for overclocking, such as Asus and Asrock boards. I overclocked my home build unit, but installed a water cooled system and extra case fan. Standard retail etail units are just not set up with that kind of quality.
older systems have 2 ata channels, each channel has a master and a slave so yes there can be two masters. you should set your boot hard disk to the primary (channel 0) master and the cdroms to master and slave on the secondary (channel 1) channel. the bios config jumper will allow you to config the bios, norm is for normal ops and there should indeed be two pins that you short together to clear the bios passwd
Step 1: All computer BIOS chips have a backdoor master password designed to be used in the event that you can't remember the password you set yourself or by a tech support agent who is fixing your machine. These passwords are set at the factory level and do not change, no matter what model of computer you own. You will use this password to bypass the currently set password in the event that you need to access your HP BIOS but cannot.
Turn on your HP computer. Strike the "F2" keyboard key. Your HP computer will attempt to load your BIOS. You will be prompted to enter your current password. Type "merlin" into the password prompt and hit "Enter." This is the backdoor BIOS password for HP brand computers. You will now bypass the user defined password and the BIOS screen will load as normal. How to Reset a BIOS Password http://www.tech-faq.com/reset-bios-password.html
Please check at BIOS settings that hard disk channels are in auto mode, that means, that BIOS will identify them automatically, if this is OK and it's an IDE hard disk, check the jumpers settings (master/slave/cable select) and ribbon and power cable, if you have SATA disk, check both flat cables too, this one doesn't need jumper settings.
May be corrupt Windows installation (I assume you are running Windows). Could also be an error in the boot sector of the hard drive. That would explain why you can access files with it on another computer. There's also a possibility that there was a loose cable or that the drive is not set as a boot drive in the BIOS settings.
If you are installing it as a 2nd drive you first must enable it in bios. Even after this you must use the disk management tools to bring the drive online, set a partition, & format. Once these steps are done then the drive will be recognized. If you are installing it as a new primary drive[clean, no o/s] then you must boot it up the first time with the o/s installation disk in order to format & install the operating system. Hopefully these tips will help you get it up and running. Good luck.