Question about Seagate (AU-80GBSATAHD) 160 GB SATA Hard Drive

1 Answer

Hard disk is not responding while installing os

When i tried to install operating system (windows xp) my hard disk stopped responding. I replaced it,the other hard disk did the same. This is my third hard drive. what might be the problem.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 193 Answers

1st plug any hard disk of urs and get a bootebel cd u can say not the xp 1 but u can find old cds like windows 98 or milenium and boot it..after sellect the cd rom support aplication..wen loaded right fdisk select yes and yes..after that delet dos or any existing partitions and restart do the sam thing again but this tim make dos partition wen ur finish restart and go in again but wen loaded on a:\ wright format C: and accept..after format is finished retstart but this time boot frome windows xp or the operation system disk u want 2 install..and folow the instruction..and if i didnt work after u do all that u go 2 ms dos and make a scandisk for c after u format u can see all comands in a:\dir , thats all and 4 the other hard drive u dont need 2 do the same just after u install widows u plug it and go 2 cotrol panell in administrative tools and select the icon that have a pc signe and after that frome the second option u select the 3 and u see ur second hard disk format it and scan it and evry thing will be just fine........

Posted on Feb 04, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

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

Hi,
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.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to remove an operating system in a dual boot?


In Windows Xp, you can install two operating systems on the same hard disk of one computer.

Whether you have two copies of Windows Xp, or two different operating systems, then you end up with dual boot machine when you restart your Windows Xp computer.

Dual boot means, the system will give you a choice of two operating system. For example, if you have two Windows Xp copies A ans B, the prompt will offer you to choose A or B to boot from.

Also, dual boot machine can be used to have Windows Xp, and Linux O.S. installed on the same computer.

In the case where you have two windows Xp copies on the same hard disk, you will experience a slow performance in your system.

If you need to delete one Windows Xp copies, and leave only one, here is how you do it:

When you restart your system, and you get a choice of two operating systems, you should choose the one you want to keep installed on your machine.

Once the startup process is done, and your computer is ready to accept tasks to perform certain functions, you click on the "My Computer" icon and locate the hard disks, removable storage devices, and more.

In the hard disk box you should see two drive icons, like "C", "D". If the copy you installed later need to be cancelled, it must reside on the "D" part of the hard disk.

This is because the "C" is where you initial copy of the Windows Xp resides, and it is the one you want to keep installed as the only copy on your computer.

The way you should get rid of the "D" copy is to format the "D" part of the hard disk. just right click it, and choose format. This will delete the Windows Xp copy you don't need.

In summary, you can have two operating systems installed on your windows Xp machine, which will offer a choice of loading one of two operating systems.

The good thing is that you can cancel one, and leave the other, and your computer keeps running.

Feb 01, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

1 Answer

Setup error & xp os suported error


You might be having a damaged disk. If you are installing windows XP, replace the installation cd. If you have windows XP already installed, a damage to your hard disk caused the error. You will therefore have to use the installation CD to scan the disk to fix errors, or install windows XP afresh.

Dec 01, 2010 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Stop:0x0000007B tried to boot in all modes..we go to blue screen with stop: cannot get a command prompt either


Issue : Blue screen with Error0x0000007B
Solution
I recognize the importance of resolving this issue and I look forward in providing you with the necessary assistance you need.

The above error comes if the boot volume is corrupted and cannot be initiated by Windows XP. or You are installing Windows XP on a mirrored boot partition that was created by Microsoft Windows NT 4.0.

To completely resolve your issue i think you have to reinstall the OS.
Have to format the Hard drive

requirement
the OS - XP Home / Premium Installation CD





Disk formatting is the initial part of the process for preparing a hard disk or other storage medium for its first use. The disk formatting includes setting up an empty file system. A disk formatting may setup multiple file systems by formatting partitions for each file system.


Check this following Video Link
Help you with uninstall and reinstall the XP




Jan 03, 2010 | Dell Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

1 Answer

Unable to run and install Windows on my computer


try to format your hard disk first.. if you required any drivers.. try below link..
http://etech.maiila.com

May 20, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

1 Answer

My laptop stops responding, automatically restarts and displays a message "operating system not found". I've tried to repair my os but still it can not boot, what do i do?


first change ur booting option from hard disk to cd rom and then boot the window cd and at the time of instaling window delete the all partitions and then create fresh partitions and then format the partition and then instal the window. i am sure that this process can remove ur problem...........

Mar 31, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

1 Answer

Hard disk Recognition problem


U are actually facing the same problem as "jackwilkinso". As my previous post: Windows XP does not come out to support SATA hard drive, because inside do not inclued the SATA driver, that why u cannot see the harddisk during the setup. What u can do is try to install the SATA supported OS like Windows Vista or Windows 7, or maybe can "forcely" put in the SATA driver in ur Windows XP setup CD.

YBC (/\)

Mar 29, 2009 | Western Digital Caviar 500GB Internal SATA...

1 Answer

Can't install OS from disk.


Windows operating system disks have an image on the non-data side that looks like a hologram. And they are clearly labeled Windows. If your disk does not look like that, it doesn't have a Windows operating system on it. Windows OS will cost you between $50 and $200 depending on source and version.

Feb 16, 2009 | Intel Motherboard

2 Answers

Having problem installing Windows XP on My Acer Aspire T650 Computer


Before you did the install did you make sure that you set your CMOS setting to check for a cd disk first before booting straight to the hard drive? When you do an install, you must make sure that the computer knows to look for a bootable disk otherwise it will look for an operating system to boot to first. If this is the problem, after you have installed your operating system you must go back and reset your CMOS settings to look for a hard drive or operating system. Hope this help and if it doesn't let me know for further assistance.

Jul 04, 2008 | Acer Aspire T650 (AST650UC3601) PC Desktop

4 Answers

PC halts while formatting hard drive


make sure your hard disk is error free Try formating the disk with FAT first ,if it doesn't work out the try disk utilities .

Nov 29, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

Not finding what you are looking for?

Open Questions:

See all Seagate (AU-80GBSATAHD) 160 GB SATA Hard Drive Questions

Seagate (AU-80GBSATAHD) 160 GB SATA Hard Drive Logo

132 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Seagate Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Computer Links

Level 3 Expert

2385 Answers

Steve

Level 3 Expert

3287 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...