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Western digital 500 gig hd eide disc error????

I bought it yesterday installed it as a master pins are right powers up cable seated correctly.It is recognized when i power up I loaded windows xp onto it then when it reboots from windows xp install everytime it says Disc read error hit aly/ctrl/del.I tried uninstalling and reinstalling windows 5 times already,nothing????I also tried dos prompt loading nothing.Please help???

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Take it back to the store - this is a common problem with WD drives and WD are doing nothing to address this issue with their larger drives. Buy another make and you should be trouble free.

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My western digital HD 500 gig just stopped working. it started freezing thge day before. i got 2 blue screens. and the when i went to start it the next day it wouldn't load. there was a question mark...


Hi,
If you are VERY locky, you can place the drive in another PC and copy the data out. When copying do it in small amounts so you might "isolate" the files affected by the error.
If the drive dont spin, you might be able to start it by removing the lid and give it a little push.
Good Luck!

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I bought a "My DVR Expander" to use with my DirecTV HD DVR. Does Western Digital make this expander in anything larger than 1TB? If so, where can I buy one?


Note that your DVR will treat this as "extra" storage, i.e., supplemental to its "internal" storage.

A 1 terabyte hard drive allows you to record:
  • Up to an additional 600 hours of Digital TV
  • Up to an additional 120 hours of High Definition TV
Since the largest EIDE/PATA disk-drive is 0.5 TB, the disk-drive inside the Expander must be a SATA disk-drive.

So, disassemble the unit, disconnect the SATA disk-drive, and pay about $300 to buy a "2000Gb Western Digital Caviar RE4 Raid Edition 7200RPM 64 Mb Cache 3.5 7200RPM 64 MB Cache SATA Internal HD 3 Yr Warranty WD2003FYYS".

Connect the disk-drive to its interface.
Close-up the case.
Connect your "custom" PVR expander to your DVR,
and see if your DVR will recognize the 2TB of disk-storage.


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MY COMPUTER KEEP SHOW NEW HARDWARE NOT FOUND


you may have not properly set the jumpers on your new installed hard drive.

usually a computer will have 2 eide drive controllers where you would connect a ribbon cable. a ribbon cable has a middle connector and end connector and obviously another end connector that connects to the motherboard)
now you can connect upto to devices to that ribbon cable. most computers will have one device connected to the end connector (the hard drive) and no devices connected to the middle connector or sometimes they may have 2 device on the same cable: the hard drive on the end and a cd/dvd drive on the middle. others computers may have one ribbon cable for each device as computers usually come with 2 drive controllers (so you can connect 2 cables which means a total of upto 4 eide devices)

now, when you connect devices on 1 ribbon cable, the end device is the master device, the one the middle is the slave. to make a device a master or a slave you need to set a jumper. the jumper is usually located in between the ribbon cable connector and the power connector, the legend to know where the jumper goes to make it a slave or a master is usually on the label of the hard drive. you may need to check that label and with some pliers make the proper setting for that jumper.

on a new hd usually the jumper setting will be in master. so if you connected the hard drive on a ribbon cable that already has a master at the end it may not be detected. try to connect that master device on another ribbon cable that has no other devices connected and connect it on the end connector (not the middle one). if you have no other option but to connect it in the middle already having a master device at the end, set the jumper to on the slave position.

while you are at it. make sure you have your power connector and data (ribbon) cable properly seated.

if the caviar hd your are trying to install is an old hd and you know that you have the proper hd configuration and the cables properly seated, it is possible that no detection means hd failure.

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Replaced a crashing hard drive that worked a day, now it doesn't


Power supply blocks do weird things. If you can beg borrow or... a power block for your computer (500 watt, eh?), try that before you upend the computer. A power block has fixed MANY issues for me.
Is it possible to test the hard drive on a friend's computer? The store that sold the hard drive can likely test it for you, perhaps for nothing.

It sounds like you may be having a problem with the hard drive interface on the mother board. Try using the second interface. It is very unusual for a modern computer to be unable to detect a hard drive. You HAVE tried a new EIDE cable, right? 80 pin? Place the drive selector in the neutral position (no selection).

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Trying to install the drive on my laptop, but it refuses to be seen as anything but the slave drive. How do I switch it to master? It has no jumpers on it.


This is quite strange, since without jumpers you should get a master device, not a slave one. Check with Western Digital 2.5 EIDE jumper sheet:

http://support.wdc.com/images/kb/4-Pin_JumperBlock.JPG

Verify that there are no "stealth" jumpers (small flat ones without the black plastic guard) and that the pins are not bent or shorted.

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Why the eff would I buy a 500 GB and get only 128? if you know it only operates @ 128 smooth why advertise 500? I bought a 500 GB internal to have 500 Gigs. I returned the first one because I thought it...


Your computer may be older that when a 500 gb drive was even thought of, if that is the case you may have to go to the manufacturers support/driver site and download and flash your BIOS to accept the higher GB drives. Most cites have a BIOS updates for their models. Since that information is not included in your explanation, I cannot give you the link, if you want to srite back and include the computer name and model number as well as the operating system, I will try to furnish you with the link for the BIOS update. When you click on the BIOS file make sure the unit has a charged battery and is on AC power.

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2nd hard drive on Dell Dimension 8300 ( both ATA)


setup the original harddrive as master and the new one as slave then the drive that comes up as c will be the master and the others will follow suit and when you install the games just change it in the install

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Maxtor Internal EIDE hard drive dip switch settings.


I assume you have two IDE controllers? IDE1 and IDE2, I'll try to help, the primary HD needs to have the pin set to primary and the secondary set to slave, if you're running both of these drives off of the same ribbon cable. You may have to go into your BIOS settings and check to make sure the Primary HD is the WD drive.

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Maxtor 90845D5 EIDE HDD jumper settings


Hi,

Connected the 2 pins furthest away from the power connector.

Pin 1
J1 IDE Connector | J2 Power
+----------- --------+-++-----------++---------+
| .................... || @ * * * || X X X X |
| .......... ......... || @ * * * * || X X X X |
+----------------------++-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+-+-+-+
| | | | | | | | |
| | | | | | | | |
J50 Master/Slave -----+ | | | | | | | +-+12V
J48 Cable Select -------+ | | | | | +---+12V Return
J46 4092 Cyl Limitation---+ | | | +----- +5V Return
J44 Factory Reserved -------+ | +------- +5V
J42 Factory Reserved ---------+
Hope this helps.

Andy

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