Computer Problem

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by R3dRuM, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. R3dRuM

    R3dRuM L6: Sharp Member

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    Only replie if you have some knowhow on how to fix this:

    I bought a new 500gb WD Hard Drive. I installed it onto my computer, attached all the required cables, started the computer and it BSODs' after the windows xp loading screen.

    I checked my BIOS and found out that my hard drive is not recognized at all and the mobo doesnt even see the HD. My current 120gb is the master, i'm clueless on how to fix this.

    Please Help,
    Thanks
     
  2. drp

    aa drp

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    im assuming they are IDE since you said the 120 was your master.
    did you adjust the jumpers and make the 500gb the slave?
     
  3. R3dRuM

    R3dRuM L6: Sharp Member

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    They are both SATA, one is SATA I, and the other SATA II i think.
     
  4. Geuel

    Geuel L2: Junior Member

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    Doh! I went and found a whole bunch of IDE info and you posted before I did. =(

    What's the error code you're getting on the BSOD?

    The fact that one is SATA 1 and the other is SATA 2 doesn't matter much, since they don't connect via the same ribbon like IDE.
     
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  5. R3dRuM

    R3dRuM L6: Sharp Member

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    Currently, the hd is unplugged because it doesn't work. I guess i can try it again.
     
  6. teddyruxpin

    teddyruxpin Sr. Hygiene Technician

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    Which power connectors are you using on the SATA disk? Make sure your not using both types at the same time on a single drive or that will cause issues.

    -Teddy
     
  7. R3dRuM

    R3dRuM L6: Sharp Member

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    I have a splitter;

    The main power wire is split into 2 smaller wires to power both HD's, is that a problem?
     
  8. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    That is how i currently have my pc set up, with a splitter.. so i would imagine not.
     
  9. teddyruxpin

    teddyruxpin Sr. Hygiene Technician

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    If you only plug the one drive you cant see into the splitter does it work fine?
     
  10. Ace

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    I got quite alot of experience with builds...
    That just depends on if you have a cheap PSU or not, a 500 Watt good quality PSU would run it fine (unless you have dual 8800's). Generic 300Watt maybe not so well. Splitter does no may a slightest difference on a cheap PSU anyway - guess what all the wires end up at the same place... Only the more expensive ones have dual or tri outputs meaning that splitters make a difference as the wires come from a differnce source.
    Generally you can have UP TO 3 Hdd/cd/dvd drives on one wire to the PSU, preferably 2. Graphics should have its OWN wire (shared with nothing bigger than a floppy drive).

    If the new drive is SATA 2.0 it may not be backwards compatible meaning you can't have a SATA 1 and 2 drive (as the sytem will run at the speed of the slowest). The other thing is does your mb support it? I got an old mb that only has 1.0 supporT (although this comes down to back/comp issues again).

    Have you tried taking the old one out completely and seeing if you can install a new OS on the new one, ( this would eliminate many suggestions).

    Also can you post up a link to your m/b specs, the HDD specs, and anything else possibly useful.