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Hard Drive Will Not Boot

I have a Samsung Spinpoint P80 SP1604N 160 GB Hard Drive. I use at as an external storage. I turned it off one day and the turned it back on later and it will not boot now. I have put other drives in the external case and they work fine. I have also tried to physically install it into the computer but the bios still will not read it. It starts up and clicks and then it will just shut off.

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  • Anonymous Aug 30, 2008

    I formatted the external 160 GB USB drive and Windows does not see it in My Computer or under Administrative Tools /Computer Management/Disk Management. However, it is shown under Device Manager and says its working properly.

  • glaesej Feb 21, 2009

    I've been using mine as an external drive as well, connected to my laptop via USB. It's been flaking out on me. I turn it on and it just clicks at me. Sometimes it boots and I can transfer files, and sometimes it just clicks and my computer never recognizes it.



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Sounds like the hard drive is faulty

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Samsung SP1604N Jumper setting


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Samsung SpinPoint P80 SP1604N 160 GB Hard

Check for damage parts, then check the connector between the driver and the casing. if you have self damage warranty get it replaced.

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My computer will boot to my samsung SP1604n Hard drive but there won't be and windows screen. how do i fix this?

One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive

Test or replace 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

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Just need a samsung sp1604n driver

Any drivers needed will be on the samsung website, but unless you are using an old motherboard and windows xp (may need drivers loaded off a floppy drive) no drivers are needed.
If you are using Vista, your problem may lie in your motherboards bios, it may need an update

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Jumper setting for hard drive

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Ctrl alt del & black screen show my computer so plz help me it goes back to that message. What do I do? I don't want to lose all my files in the computer.?

ok man, 
1st you have to be careful, if the probleme is your hard drive you must ergenetly do a backup of your files.
you can burn or transsfer theme to another drive, if the computer is dead, try to open your computer case and desconnect the hard drive after this connect it with external cable and coonect it to onother computer the hdd well work like a external drive
-------- this is for files save. post more information about your computer probleme, and hope for the better
good luck;)

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check the partition table, maybe their unspecified disk, delete all and recreate a new partition. Otherwise use create the remaining as a logical drive so that you will not re-installed the Operating system including the driver of your hardware

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