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I am having trouble with the hard drive hanging while booting up Ubuntu 10.10 from a Maxtor DiamondMax 16 hard drive (4R160L0) attached to the primary IDE port on a K2-GL6E Compaq mother board. The drive will hang halfway through the boot (the drive led is lit solidly and nothing happens until you power the computer down) with an 80-wire IDE cable I don't have this problem with a 40-pin cable. Is the drive too slow for the port? The drive has an ATA133 interface. Thanks for your help! Bill

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Test your PSU or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty

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 could be faulty a computer needs its connections to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error

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