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My hdd is not detected as Samsung in bios instead it shows some wayward charcacters like Qsameng,etc. Secondly, if i boot it with as slave with a WinXP master disk, in disk management it doesn't initialize & gives a wrong size of app. 7GB.
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My hdd samsung sp0411n changes to sp14110!!!!!!!!, why is this happening ??sometimes its works properly sometimes not !! any solution ??

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Use the partion magic software may be ur disc remain unpartioned.

i recomend you to use fidsk or un partion all the disk and then re partioned may be it lost the boot sector allocation table.

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Three possible reasons:
1. Your IDE cable is defective or is not seated/plug in correctly. Try to replace or re-seat/re-insert;
2. The on-board disk management of the hard disk is corrupted/defective. There is no remedy except to replace the PCboard or the entire hard disk;
3. Your motherboard BIOS/CMOS needs to be flashed and/or something is wrong with the IDE interface.

Of the 3, # 1 is the most common.

Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

good luck and kind regards.

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