Question about EliteGroup K8M800-M2 Motherboard
I've just bought myself a Samsung Spinpoint F1 harddrive (http://techreport.com/articles.x/14200)
And I've installed it correctly, but when the computer is booting, it freezes.
It happens before you normally see the 'Detecting hard drives' message.
Could it be that the HD is incompatible with the motherboard?
Do I have to change the s-ata speed settings in the bios(if so, how?)
If I have to update my BIOS(Phoenix Award), then what version do I need, and where do I get it?
Thanks in advance,
Hi Eamon, download Samsungs drive setup utility, tools from Samsungs web site. Creat a bootable floppy drive setup disk or a CD bootable disk.
Enable the SMART function using the setup software.
If you are going to use the Samsung drive as the primary master drive as the new C:\ you will need to enter the bios & set the Hard Disk Boot Priority, page 30 in you're manual to see the Samsung drive.
Connect only the Samsung into the system. Boot the system & use Samsung's software to setup the drive & format.
Disconnect any other hard disk drives that may have windows installed in it.
Posted on Jun 30, 2008
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One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA
the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they are probably old and faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
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