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I just installed a new hard drive in a sony vaio computer. I am getting a message of "media test failure, check cable". In the bios boot menu, the hard drive is recogniized as samsung hm080gc - (PM) What do I need the Primary Master settings to be? I see no listing of cylinders, heads, or sectors on the label of the hard drive.

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  • dawnhashley Oct 05, 2009

    To load default settings, just hit "setup defaults"?

  • dawnhashley Oct 05, 2009

    what is the bios set up for a samsung hm080gc hard drive? I keep get check media cable. That is not the problem. My bios setup seems to be the problem

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In case no cylinder, heads or sectors are being displayed, it means the fault with connecting data cable or the hard drive itself. Since the HDD is new, chances of it's being bad are less, so please try changing the data cable connecting the HDD to the mainboard and then check.

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This can only be a problem still with the connection to correct this one unplug the drive abnd reconnect it back and also load the default settings on your BIOS ....

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