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Hard disk problem

Hard disk drive is not recognized in the system. I set auto detect in the BIOS. I already change the cable and reset the power connector to the HDD. Still it does not solve the problem.

I suspect a problem in the drive electronics but i didn't have any experience repairing HDD related to its electronic components. Any idea?

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    My system is not able to boot from cd .So can you plz say how to format the hard disk


  • ashish_choud Dec 26, 2008

    my harddisk is not detected while booting



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Is any method to detect the harddisk in the system

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I suggest that you'll buy another hard disk.. repairing hard disk is a tough job.. machines had done it, it is a very difficult job if its manually repaired... your hard disk maybe damaged if your system can't detect it. Just make sure that the cables are properly place/attached.

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NEED JUMPER SETTINGS FOR MASTER HARD DRIVE


Set The Jumper Setting On Your Hard Disk Drive

The hard disk drive will be detected as 32 GB if the jumper is set to the 32 GB clip pin setting. The common jumper settings for Samsung hard disk drives are listed below. Please check the label on your hard disk drive for the correct jumper setting.

Important: Use the alternate jumper setting listed below under General Pin Setting. After changing the jumper, partition and format your hard disk drive.

Configuring your Hard Disk Drive (Master, Slave, or Cable Select) - Setting the Jumper

If this is the only HDD in your computer, set the pin setting to Master.
If this is the second HDD in your computer, set the pin setting to Slave.
If this is the second HDD in your computer, and the first drive is set to Cable Select, set the pin setting to Cable Select.
If you are replacing the HDD in your computer, set the jumper setting to match that of the drive you are replacing.

Cable Select:

This setting is the default setting for PATA/IDE hard disk drives. With the Cable Select jumper setting, the BIOS determines whether a hard disk drive is Set as Master or Set as Slave by it's position on the UDMA cable.
If the hard disk drive jumper is set to Cable Select and is connected to the black connector on the end of the UDMA cable, it is recognized as Set as Master for that PATA controller.
If the hard disk drive jumper is set to Cable Select and is connected to the grey connector on the middle of the UDMA cable, it is recognized as Set as Slave for that PATA controller.

Note: When using Cable Select, your system must meet the following conditions:
Your systems host controller must support Cable Select.
Your hard drives must support Cable Select.
Your cable must support Cable Select.

Set as Master:

Use this setting if you are installing an additional hard disk drive to a single UDMA cable with a hard disk drive Set as Slave, jumper one hard disk drive to Set as Master, and the other to Set as Slave.
Use this setting if you are installing an additional hard disk drive to a single UDMA cable and the Cable Select setting is not recognized.

Set as Slave:

Use this setting if you are installing an additional hard disk drive to a single UDMA cable with a hard disk drive Set as Master, jumper one hard disk drive to Set as Master, and the other to Set as Slave.
Use this setting if you are installing an additional hard disk drive to a single UDMA cable and the Cable Select setting is not recognized.

32 GB Clip Pin Setting:

Use this on computers manufactured before November 1998 when either you start up your computer and see the message, "Hard disk drive controller failure", or your system stops responding during the boot process after installing a new drive. This occurs when the hard disk drive is too large for the BIOS to support.

If after performing the troubleshooting procedure listed above, the full capacity of your hard disk drive is not recognized, click here for information about obtaining a system BIOS update. If you are unable to update your BIOS, another option would be to create a second partition with the remaining unallocated disk space.
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Aug 18, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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My hard disk drive is not detected in the system BIOS


If your HDD is not being detected by your portable system trouble shooting is fairly direct: <ol> <li>Remove and re-seat the hard drive to ensure the connection to the system is effective, sometimes there is enough play that over time the connection loses contact due to thermal expansion/contraction and re-seating the drive resolves.</li> <li>Reset the BIOS default settings. This can be done from within the BIOS (F2 at boot for most systems, F1, F10 and DEL are the other most common entry prompts, watch you screen at boot for BIOS/SETUP access prompts if unsure) Check the Hard Drive Controller Settings/SATA controller settings and write them down, and once you reset the BIOS defaults, check them again. If they have changed, set the controller setting back to the pre-reset setting to avoid 0x0000007B controller errors on reboot. Most Phoenix brand bios can be reset by pressing F9, Enter. Others will have a maintenance section where default settings can be restored. After resetting, save changes and exit this will force re-numeration of all devices by the system, including the hard disk drive. If using a desktop chassis and you have multiple controllers, swap cables with a know working controller (Usually the Optical drive) and see if the drive is detected on that cable and controller and the optical drive on the HDD controller.</li> <li>If the Hard Drive is still not detected, you can remove the hard drive and install it in a USB external drive case and see if the drive is detected on another system. If it is not, then the drive has failed, and needs replacement. If the drive works in the USB adapter then the controller is suspect on the system the drive was removed from, and a motherboard replacement is likely the end result.</li></ol>

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Want to install a second sata hard drive, new drive not auto detecting, bios only identifies ide drives


HI popsrowe

Your problem is most likely the SATA data and power cables. for tips on the two cables. the system should detect the SATA hard disk automatically,
( you only need, setting the hard disk support as a second hard disk to the system in the bios setup )

regards

Jan 15, 2011 | Acer Aspire SA80 (ASA80UC4603) PC Desktop

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My pc just shut down now we try to reboot it and its saying i have no hard drive


Your hard disk may be faulty or your operating system is corrupted. Try to repair your OS before changinh your HDD.

Jan 16, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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My maxtor D740X-6l 40GB drive will not boot up. I can hook the drive up to another computer and read the files but it will not even show as a drive on the original computer. The first computer recognizes...


Hello,

all you have to do is to simply set the jumper at the back of he hard disk, beside where the IDE cable and power enter into the hard disk.

Just keep setting till you put at the right position where the system recognizes it.

There is nothing wrong with your PC and hard drive, just set the jumper of the Hard disk and that should be all.

Take care.

Jan 04, 2010 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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On boot up system does not find hard drive. it is connected and has ran for the past ten months without any problems.


Go into the BIOS and see if the hard drive is listed in there. If not reset the BIOS to defaults and reboot. Also make sure where the drives are detected in the BIOS that they are set to AUTO.

If you still have the same problem then take out that hard drive and try another one just to see if the BIOS will recognize that one. If it does recognize it then you know the original hard drive is bad. If the BIOS doesn't see it then you know that the motherboard is bad.


Nov 28, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Hardisk not detect.


First Make sure the hard drive power connector and ribbon cable are connected.
Swap the hard drive.
if id doesnt wrk then..
Go to the BIOS setup, and under the Integrated Peripherals menu, make sure that ‘On Board HDC’ is enabled for both Primary and Secondary channels. Also ensure that all drive types are set to AUTO under the Standard CMOS Setting. If you are not comfortable with changing the BIOS values, just reset the BIOS to factory defaults.
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Mar 06, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Hard Drive not found after installing software.


  1. Boot to the bios with the HDD connected
  2. Turn on all the lock lights on keyboard (SCROLL< CAPS<NUM)
  3. Press ALT+E (Wait for Beep)
  4. Press ALT+F (Wait for Beep)
  5. Press ALT+B to reboot
  6. IDE redetect should initialize on boot.
  7. HDDs should now be seen

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Harddisk


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.

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