Question about Samsung (SP0411N) 40 GB Hard Drive

3 Answers


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.
Pls respond at
Thanking you in anticipation.

Posted by on

  • Sheroo Jan 07, 2008

    Dear Suisboy,

    After mailing u my query, yesterday I have already unpartioned and then re-partioned the drive with primary as-well-as logical drives with 'FDISK'. But as i re-boot, the partions are lost i.e. as if they were never made. Help ???

    Thanking 4 for immediate reponse and expect the same one again.



3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

My hdd samsung sp0411n changes to sp14110!!!!!!!!, why is this happening ??sometimes its works properly sometimes not !! any solution ??

Posted on Dec 18, 2011

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 3 tips or uploaded 2 video tips.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 175 Answers

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.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 6,966 Answers


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.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Slave drive

From a manufacturers website.

Aug 30, 2013 | Samsung Spinpoint Sp0411n 40gb Udma/133...

3 Answers

I have a 80gb samsung ata hdd which is clicking is ther any way to makr it work

it's possible but i would not recommend it due to failure and losing all your's simply not worth it, replace it.

Jul 16, 2011 | Samsung (SP0411N) 40 GB Hard Drive

2 Answers

Hard disk is not detecting samsung sp0411n internal hard disk is not detecting

Make sure the power cable and IDE cable is plugged in properly then boot your computer up again. If it does not work, test it on another computer to see if the hard drive works at all.

Sep 18, 2010 | Samsung (SP0411N) 40 GB Hard Drive

1 Answer

Samsung SP0411N HDD (3.5" IDE 40GB) PC board replacement


The firmware is upgradable on these devices but only within the same Rev Series. Your best bet is to source a board with the same Rev and similar production date.

Assuming the board is all that failed this should r troubles. Try as they carry a wide variety of boards. if they don't have it try a general search on eBay. Don't use anything more than the Samsung model # for the search though as most sellers haven't a clue about Rev#'s. Once you find a few similar ones you can ask the sellers for specifics.

If you can't find the proper board or if you do and it fails to garner results let me know and include your location(Country, State and City) and I will refer you into a clean room facility.


Oct 25, 2009 | Samsung (SP0411N) 40 GB Hard Drive

1 Answer

My sp0411n my hard disk of capacity 40gb it is showing 5gb space my know reason why it is showing 5 gb space

hi first off what OS (operating system) is installed. Did you install that OS?
If the answer is yes ,did you format and partition your hdd or did you format and create separate partitions and left atleast 30 gb unpartition

Feb 27, 2009 | Samsung (SP0411N) 40 GB Hard Drive

2 Answers

Sata hdd not detected in bios

Tried a differant SATA power inout into it? Is it making a clicking sound?

Feb 18, 2009 | Samsung SpinPoint T HD501LJ 500 GB SATA...

5 Answers


Check the jumper settings on the back of the drive, if this is the primary HD, set it to master, if secondary, set it to slave, if secondary still does not recognize, switch the ide cable so that the two drives are not on the same one.

Nov 19, 2007 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Hardisk cant be detected

hard disk can't detected by bios.i also can't format my laptop because of it can't detect my hard disk

Sep 21, 2007 | HP/Maxtor 40GB 3.5 IDE/ATA Hard Drive...

1 Answer

My HDD has seen in BIOS but it can't read data

Maybe the pins on the inside are disconnected happened to my dads harddrive

Aug 20, 2007 | Samsung (SP0411N) 40 GB Hard Drive

2 Answers

CMOS auto detection of samsung SP0411N HDD stops and hangs

Hi download this program its seagates diagnostic tool, put in floppy disk and run program to make a boot disk, restart pc, and let it boot off the floppy disk and it will test the drive for you... All the best john

Feb 16, 2007 | Samsung (SP0411N) 40 GB Hard Drive

Not finding what you are looking for?
Samsung (SP0411N) 40 GB Hard Drive Logo

Related Topics:

401 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Samsung Computers & Internet Experts

Computer Repairing
Computer Repairing

Level 3 Expert

14641 Answers


Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Are you a Samsung Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides