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HardDrive(ata100),Will only run at(ata33)! How to fix?or Correct?

I have just bought a Dell inspiron 6000,from a friend. Its harddrive is 40gig,& meant to be ata100(udma5)capable, though when I did a clean re-install of XPproSP3,& checked the device Manager,its driver says it cld only get it to run in udma2,(ata33) I have updated drivers, though still at udma2! Why? & how do I fix this annoying & performance sapping problem? Any advice on this, wld be very much apprieciated! thanx. Gwarpta

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Check the BIOS settings. The bios is the operating system for the core hardware, and windows follows the bios directions for hardware. Something you might want to look for is bus frequency, and any hard drive compatibility settings.

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Dell Support > Inspiron i1200 and i2200 Notebook PC > Service Manual,

Left-click on Harddrive in the list.

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Remove ALL power. Remove the AC adapter (Charger) and Battery.

Why are you removing the harddrive, may I ask?
Post back in a Comment.


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For that open cpu cabinet.
Refix RAM memory.Reattch both connection to harddrive.
Then when you power up the computer press F8 key then enter in safe mode.
Then go to start menu->run or press windows key + R key so you can see run type in run "chkdsk /r" then press "y" then restart computer then it fix errors on harddrive.
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that is under warrantee. bring to warrantee much better they responsible to fix that if can't fix they will change for you the new items.. better for you

that is hard ware problem i mean board....need to open the board then check... but its under warrantee don't open it....

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