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Installing Hard drive in external caddy
No, you don't remove the board. The drive won't work without it. Just install the drive in the case and connect everything up. The computer will find it and assign a drive letter to it.
Western Digital WS1600AAJS is not
Disconnect the power cable from the drive and boot the PC. shut it down, reconnect the power cable and check that you have the data cable in the correct spot. The lower the number on the motherboard the better. Sometimes if you plug the data cable into a socket with a white line around it the computer won't find it After everything is done reboot and see if it sees the drive.
I have a Dell Dimension 8400. The hard drive
It will be easier if you will have it checked with any computer technician. They will normally charge a very minimal fee for this very common kind of problem.
Be sure to be there when he checked your computer, so he can also teach you about it.
It make tic noise when the hard drive is running
This sound is the heads of the disk hitting. The drive should be backed up immediately to another.
You can put this drive into a drive enclosure to clone it to another.
This drive will stop working and there is no telling how soon that failure will occur.
Desktop 8400 does not power up
hey m8, here is the support site from WD: WD
there u can find some tool to check your harddrive with and u can also make a rma there for repair
Dell 8400 desktop won't power up
PC Power problem:
- When your pc power problem you should check/change power cable.
- If no problem cable. Check/change power supply.
- How to check power supply.
- Power supply is ok. Then check your motherboard crystal. If the crystal damage change the crystal.
What is return code 7
return code 7 is a hard drive error your hard drive could be damaged also the computer ram might be damaged
make sure your ram modules are securely seated with no dust in the sockets
you could run the chkdsk utility
click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to recovery any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive there are many ways of running the chkdsk utility
i found the easiest way of running the chkdsk utility is to tick in these boxes
click start righy click on my computer you should see your drive select properties click tools check now tick both boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery on any bad sectors or you could tick one box and wait until its finished then return and tick the other box
then select check now,start should schedule this task when restart
do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage your computer
then defragment your hard drive also download and run a registry cleaner cc cleaner is 100%free
hope this helps you
My hard disk is not
Try to recover your partition.
This can be done by using Partition Recovery.
My harddisk showng 0.0GB in
I would try to reseat the disk. Also, try clearing CMOS by removing the battery or repositioning the CMOS jumper. If that fails, the hard drive has failed.
I have a Western Digital
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart (note after you have loaded the operating system you must go back and change the first boot device to your hard drive) The BIOS is AMI. Under ADVANCED SETUP: The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include: IDE-0 means Pri master ? IDE-1 means Pri slave ? IDE-2 means Sec master ? IDE-3 means Sec slave ?
Master/Slave designation is determined by jumpers on IDE drives. Most drives have adequate markings on them to identify these jumper positions. If not marked clearly, you will need the manufacturer's data to determine that designation. If you are curious about a working system just power-up in set-up mode (usually by depressing (f1-or-f2) during boot-up sequence, your system-bios will display this information for you. Jumpers for a PC hard drive are next to the power connector. Mostly in between the power connector and the data cable connector. These are used for setting up Master/Slave settings and also to limit capacity of the HDD seen by PC BIOS on some older hard disks. Usually settings which are selected by jumper setting to various locations are printed on the hard disk information sticker. hope this helps
Helloo i have problem
trying re-installing windows again. before that get into the bios of the pc and check the connected devices to see if the hard drive is being detected.let me know if u need more info.
I need driver for my
Hard disks don't require drivers.
Please explain the problem you are having and someone here may be able to help you.
Include what OS you are running, type of motherboard you are connecting it to , etc.
Says no hard drive devices found
Is it a "new" drive, or a drive that you have been using for a long time, i.e., it could have failed.
Turn the computer off.
Disconnect the AC power-cord.
Check that the "data" cable between the SATA drive and the motherboard is tightly connected at both ends.
Check that the "power" cable into the SATA drive is tightly connected.
Restart your computer, and enter BIOS SETUP.
Be sure that the BIOS-search for SATA devices is "enabled".
Note that Western Digital has a "Customer Loyalty" program; if you buy a new W.D. drive through their web-site, you qualify for a discount on the purchase.
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