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Question: Solved: Please move to hardware forum Slow sata drives

Intel P4 3.4ghz HT 800fsb 1mb cache
Gigabyte GA-8I915P Duo Pro Motherboard
1gb Crucial DDRII 5300 Dual Channel Ram (2x512mb)
XFX 256mb 6800 Ultra PCI-X Graphics Card
Qtec 650watt Triple Fan PSU

Connected to the above system are 2 x pioneer 109 DVD Writers on IDE1
2x 200gb Maxtor Drives 1 on IDE2 and 1 on IDE3 these 2 channels are normally for Raid array which I dont want which is why there is 1 drive on each channel
2x 250gb maxtor SATA150 drives 1 on SATA0 and 1 on SATA1 these drives show up as Master on the boot sequence

My problem is the sata drives are so slow I copied a 20gig folder and it took 57 minutes and Inew something was wrong so I copied the same 20gb folder to one of my IDE drives and it took 12 minutes so it seems I have something setup wrong

Its starting to drive me nuts now
so Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Answer: Solved: Please move to hardware forum Slow sata drives

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The other day my computerscreen went black. The lamp indicating that the
computer was running was still alight but it went all quiet. I tried another
powersupply even though it seemed like the computer got power and it started
up again, apparently it was the powersupply after all. The problem is that
windows seems to start up properly untill I get to the part where I should be
allowed to log in instead i get the msg.
It is a translate from the swedish msg so it might not be exactly like this.
"Services.exe one component could not be found (). This program could not be
started because umpnpmgr.dll could not be found. This problem can be solved
by reinstalling the program."

After an eternity I actually get to log in and another 30-45 minutes wait
actually starts up windows but everytime I try do anything it takes like 30
minutes for something to happen. Well I figured I should reinstall windows
but when I try I realise I can't since I don't have the S-ATA drivers on a
floppydisc and the only computer with a working floppystation is the one that
is corrupt and I can't copy the needed files to a floppy at the moment.
Without these drivers there seems to be no way to repair or reinstall
windows.

Is there anyway to make the computer take the drivers needed to install the
harddrives for a windowsreinstall from another source than a floppy? The
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Answer:Solved: Hardware crash broke windows xp [SATA drives prevent reinstall?]

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Have a Gateway desktop computer about 3-5 yrs old (no model number on back). Computer is constantly left on and about 3 weeks ago, tried to use it (still on) and it saw the orange light and thought it was just in sleep mode or standby and shook the mouse to "wake it up" and nothing happened. We've since swapped the memory, video card and checked the batteries...nothing happened, still won't boot up. Memory was fine and worked in another computer.

Any suggestions or thoughts?
 

Answer:Power light is orange and won't boot (can someone move to hardware forum, sorry)

scottybo14 said:

Have a Gateway desktop computer about 3-5 yrs old (no model number on back). Computer is constantly left on and about 3 weeks ago, tried to use it (still on) and it saw the orange light and thought it was just in sleep mode or standby and shook the mouse to "wake it up" and nothing happened. We've since swapped the memory, video card and checked the batteries...nothing happened, still won't boot up. Memory was fine and worked in another computer.

Any suggestions or thoughts?Click to expand...

Have you checked the Hard Drive?
 

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Well, not really much to explain. Was trying to install software/drivers for my my pc game controller (which didn't work, so I just said **** on it), and then when I open my Safely Remove Hardware, it shows my hard drives in there? I've restarted, but it didn't make it go away. Any reason for them to be there, and how can I get them out?

Answer:SATA drives in Safely remove hardware?

If your running xp then it is a glitch with SATA drives.

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There was a registry fix for this problem as here:

How can I remove the option to eject SATA drives from the Windows 7 tray icon? - Super User

In Windows 8, though, the registry is different, as there is no \msahci under \services as here:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\msahci

Can I have advice on how to do this, please?

Answer:Internal sata drives in safely remove hardware

Have you tried looking in your BIOS? Many bioses have an option to mark SATA drives as "Hot Swappable". Make sure it's disabled, and you won't have the option.

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How do you remove it? 2 of the drives are RAID0 if it makes a difference. The NVATA way for XP is not present on Vista.

Many thanks.

Answer:Safely remove hardware in Vista for SATA drives

They dont appear in my remove hardware. The only thing i have in ther is my external and i run SATA drives. Do you have your set up to be hot swappable?

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Hi guys,

After a fresh format of windows XP (with SP2) i noticed this and it concerns me...

How on earth is it safe for me to remove the hard-drive my OS is installed on alone the rest of them??

Also, whenever i right-click on a folder's properties for some reason all the folders on all the drives have "write protection" enabled, even if i disable it, once i click on "OK" and then go back into the folders properties write protection is enabled again....
Any help would be great, cheers guys!
 

Answer:SATA drives appearing in Safely Remove Hardware tab?

The "Safely remove" came in with one of the M/S updates . . nothing to worry about, and nothing you can do about it either.

No clue about the write protection . . can you access files on the drives?
 

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I have a scanned image which is on my desktop I want to put it in a forum reply, not this forum how do I do it. Thanks.

Answer:[SOLVED] how to move a jpg image into a forum reply

There is no universal way to put an image in a forum post. The details vary from one forum to another. It would be best to ask on the forum in question.

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I just reinstalled windows, and for some odd reason I always have the"safely remove hardware" icon in my tray because it apparently sees my SATA HDD (the one that has windows installed on it) and my SATA DVD drive as removable drives. before I reinstalled, it never did this. I'd rather it not see them as removeable. its not really a big deal, but if I can't fix this, I'd much rather it not be there. and why would it think my HDD and DVD drive are removable, when neither of them are external usb devices? thanks.
 

Answer:safely remove hardware icon sees my sata drives

Yeah, because they're removable devices. You can add or remove them to the system (except the boot volume of course) while the computer is running.
 

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Does anyone know how to get rid of that? I don't have my 250GB yet (should be here today), but the 2 80's are in RAID 0 and show up in the remove hardware tray icon.

Answer:SATA drives showing in safely remove hardware tray icon

SATA is hot swappable, so thats reasonable. I cant say I've ever seen that before, but just leave it. It works, right? So why does it matter, I means its not bothering you or anything, is it?

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i have been asked to contact the hardware forum by the Malware forum...I was in the malware forum and my computer has been cleaned up...

all the viruses have gone...but the after effects of the virus is still there...the only problem that i have is the opening of drives..

when i double click on any drive(C:, D:, E:, F: ), a new search window opens....
Also,when i right click on the drive,the first option in the right click drop down menu is "Search" and the second option is only "OPEN"...i mean to say that the default action for a drive has become "search"...how do i change it?what do i do to bring it back to the normal settings?I have attached the screen shots of both the right click n double click effects for your clear understanding...
 

Answer:Solved: Drives not opening!! Moved from Malware forum...

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A friend has given me a custom-built gaming computer, and I want to put my current computer's hard drives into it. I'll give you some basic terminology to work with, which you should use in your answer for clarity's sake. All of the hard drives involved are IDE.

My current computer: Computer A

Computer A's master hard drive: Hard Drive A-1

Computer A's slave hard drive: Hard Drive A-2

New computer: Computer B

Computer B's master, and only, hard drive: Hard Drive B-1
So what I want to do is take Hard Drives A-1 and A-2 out of Computer A and put them in Computer B, installing them as slaves with Hard Drive B-1 as the master. Hard Drive B-1 has an OS already: Windows XP Home Edition. Hard Drive A-1, naturally, also has an OS: Windows XP Home Edition, again.

Can I just put A-1 and A-2 in, or is there something I should do first? Any complications or conflicts that could arise?
 

Answer:Solved: Need to move hard drives to a new computer.

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OK guys, Im about to do a windows 7 install, but I am changing this computer.
I currently have a Maxtor 120Gig drive with windows xp installed. Sata
Also, 2 CD/DVD drives, one is a burner One IDE the other SATA
1, WD 500 gig HD, for storage.

And now 1 TB Toshiba hard drive. that I am adding also, SATA.

Now what I want to do is take the stuff on the 500, and put it on the 1TB,
Then format the 500 and us it for windows 7 install.

Here is my sistuation.

I have installed all 3 drives.

In MY COMPUTER, the 3rd HD does not show up.
But in My computer, hard ware manager, it does.
It has NOT been formated yet..
So how do I format it, so that windows XP sees it in My computer?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: 3 SATA drives on same MB?

Device manager, duh!
 

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I will be honest with you. When it comes to hardware I am just a tad rusty- um, actually out of the loop- Alright Alright!! I am about a clueless as a monkey trying to study quantum mechanics! I have not messed around that much with hardware sense I built my last system: over 5 years ago!!

I am getting ready to build a new system MoBo on up and in my search for components I am coming across acronyms I don't remember like PCIe, and SATA.

SATA from my research is replacing IDE. That's all fine and dandy but I need to know some details. Like how many drives to a ribbon? Is it set up the same way as IDE (Master/Slave w/ Primary/Secondary ports)? Does it support CD and burners? Basically EVERYTHING about it.

If anyone knows a good site I could get some of this info and more on other pieces of new hardware it would be much obliged.
 

Answer:Solved: Need a Crash Course in SATA & Other New hardware

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Hi can anyone tell me if you can mix these drives.
I wanted to install my old drive as master which is IDE
and have my new disc as slave which is SATA
My motherboard supports both but I am unsure as to what the result would be.

This is my first build so any suggestions would be most helpful.
 

Answer:Solved: Can you mix IDE & SATA Hard drives

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I am running Xp Home. I have two SATA 320 Gig hard drives, one with windows on it the other as a back-up. Why do both of them say I only have 298 gigs? They both register as 320 in the BIOS. They were both formatted as NTFS. Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Solved: Why SATA ard drives read less than they are?

Part of the difference is drive manufacturer gigabytes vs. Windows gigabytes. According to drive manufacturers, 1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. And according to Microsoft, 1 GB = 1,073,741,824 bytes. The remainder of the difference is due to overhead associated with formating the drive.
 

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I have a custom-built system, which seems to run great except for one issue: my SATA drives keep "failing!"

The system is about a year old, and I'm on my third Seagate Barracuda SATA drive. Two of the drives lasted for a couple of months, then random BSOD crashes. Also, at times BIOS wouldn't detect them.

I just bought a new drive last week, and it's already doing the same thing...locking up, BSOD, sometimes detected, sometimes not, etc. I've tried different cables, but no luck.

I've got a Gigabyte GA-MA770-DS3 rev. 1 motherboard, with the latest BIOS update. I'm running XP Pro with SP3, and I've slipstreamed the Gigabyte SATA/RAID drivers onto my XP installation CD.
I don't seem to have any issues with my old IDE drives.
Also, the new drive isn't even detected by Seagate's SeaTools....and even though SMART is enabled in the BIOS, this info on this drive can't be read.
 

Answer:Solved: Why do my new SATA drives keep failing?

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Hey I just built a computer and it works all fine nad nice but one thng...I have two sata hard drives but it only registers one and when I try raid it says it doesn't detect it (as in the raid drive...says only unknown drive....and in bios it detects both drives...
 

Answer:Solved: Sata Hard Drives

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Hey everyone. I just recently completed building my first computer with the purpose of doing some awesome gaming. The specs are:

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L/S3L Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4Ghz Processor
EVGA GeForce 8800GTS 512MB Video Card
4GB (2x2) G-Skill RAM
Samsung 750GB 7200RPM SATA HDD and WD Raptor 32GB SATA HDD
Sony IDE DVD Drive and Pioneer IDE DVD Burner
Corsair 650W Power Supply
Antec 900 ATX Mini-Tower Case

Concerning the two HDDs, a friend recommended that I install Windows on the faster Raptor so that it would run faster. The only problem I have now is with installing Win XP. Every time I try to install it, I get that blue STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) error screen. I understand from various forums that this seems to happen because I'm trying to install Win XP on a SATA HDD. It seems the solution everyone recommends is to integrate the necessary drivers into the installation CD, but I'm still getting the screen. Right now I'm integrating the Win XP SATA driver for the Raptor from the WD website, but that doesn't seem to be working.

Am I missing a driver, is a setting wrong in the BIOS, or what? I don't have a floppy drive, so what could other options be to solve this problem?

Thanks for your help!

Answer:[SOLVED] Help with installing XP on SATA drives

Hi Zento and welcome to TSF !

XP needs the driver for the SATA controller, which is related to your motherboard not to your hard drive.

Download the chipset drivers from this page and extract them somewhere :
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/M...ProductID=2629

Then follow this guide to use nLite to slipstream the needed drivers on the XP CD :
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...-installation/

Normally for you SATA drive to be recognized, you should only need the ich9*.* files under INFUpdate\all\ but while you're at it (and to make sure that all the needed drivers will be on the disk) you can integrate all the drivers that are under INFUpdate\all\. XP will pick the right ones automatically.

Another solution would be to borrow some friend's floppy drive, install it in your computer temporarily, copy the content of the INFUpdate\all\ folder on a floppy and press F6 when prompted to load the RAID/SATA drivers during the installation.

It's indeed a good idea to keep the 10.000rpm Raptor for the system. Make sure to create a small partition for the page file at the beginning of the 750GB Samsung drive to optimize your performances, a 3GB partition for a 2GB page file for instance. You can read this if you wish to know more about optimizing the partition layout of your drives.

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New to this forum here, hello all...having a problem, hope someone can help...

I want to install Windows XP on a new SATA HDD drive. The computer in question came with Windows Vista installed. There is no IDE option in the BIOS. There is no floppy drive on the unit. So it looks like I might have to slipstream all the drivers, etc., on to the unit (which I have no clue how to do).

I do not have the motherboard make or model number, nor do I have the motherboard CD. My business partner is trying to take the cover off the laptop as we speak, but we're having trouble getting it off. Thus, as of now, we can't identify the motherboard manufacturer or the serial number.

Can anyone here point us in the right direction?

The computer in question is a Compaq Presario c769us (laptop). It was purchased in June 2008.

***Side note: This all started when my business partner decided to use a Vista System Recovery CD to overwrite the existing copy of Vista that he had on the computer. After he ran the disk, the system stopped working. So right now, we have the old hard drive, which contains a non-working copy of Vista on it (which we can 't delete), and we have the new hard drive (a 250 GB Hitachi). So maybe we could just delete the copy of Vista on the old hard drive - the self drive test checked out okay on the old hard drive.

So I guess the two options are - figure out a way to put XP on the NEW hard drive, or figure out a way to put XP on the OLD hard drive and dele... Read more

Answer:Solved: Can't Install XP on SATA HDD Drives

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I have a Dell which doesn't find any SATA drives other than the one it came with. SUPRISE SUPRISE !!! Bought for my kid to take to college. Anyway SATA Drives are so called hot swappable, YEAH? I haven't had any of my other computers find a SATA without rebooting. Anybody know why? Hot Swap means hardware can be plugged in or out while computer is running, YES? So again why don't they see it without reboot?
 

Answer:Solved: SATA Drives Hot Swap

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I have just received my new mobo, (Asus P4P800-X Socket 478) What I want to know is, is it possible to install 2 sata drives on to it. The reason I ask is that I have a lot of stuff on my old drive that I do not want to lose, so I was going to install a new HD and have that as the master and install my old drive as a slave. If it is possible how do I configuer them to be master and slave, any advice appreciated, Dojo
 

Answer:Solved: Installing 2 Sata Drives

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Hello. I am interested in purchasing a ASUS Essentio K5130 Barebones Desktop PC as advertised on Curry’s website. No operating system with this unit which is what I want. I want to load Windows XP but a PC with sata drives is not recognised by XP when loading. Some PCs are able to have their bios adjusted to accept XP with sata drives. Is this PC able to do this and if so how ?. Many thanks for your time.
 

Answer:Solved: Windows XP on PC with sata drives

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Anybody know cheap prices for sata150 hdds? preferably $30 or under.

Thanks for any help
 

Answer:Solved: Sata 150 Hard Drives

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Two different internal SSD drives pass hardware tests, but attempts to re-install Windows on them fail during the initial disk partitioning and formatting options, with a low-level error and a very long delay. The particular machine type model is 20CDCT01WW, the initial OS was Windows 8 Pro, later updated to Windows 10, and it's now out of warranty. It crashed one day during normal use, not near the time of any major hardware or software changes, and hung during re-booting. Attempts to recover the Windows installation failed, so we tried re-installing Windows from external media, and this process took far too long (running overnight, before finally failing with low-level error messages). I assumed the drive was faulty (the original Lenovo-installed Samsung PM851 128GB SSD), and by using Windows 10 recovery options from external media we could run the DiskPart utility & not have it find any partitions. I installed another, a new 500GB Samsung 850 EVO, only to have it behave in an identical way (the initial partitioning step of a new Windows install would run for hours, then fail with messages such as ?We couldn't install Windows in the location you chose. Please check your media drive. Here's more info about what happened: 0x80070057.? Meanwhile we re-checked the original drive on another machine via a SATA to USB converter & saw an apparantly intact filesystem, so it didn't seem to be seriously faulty after all. The built-in hardware diagnostic... Read more

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Two different internal SSD drives pass hardware tests, but attempts to re-install Windows on them fail during the initial disk partitioning and formatting options, with a low-level error and a very long delay. The particular machine type model is 20CDCT01WW, the initial OS was Windows 8 Pro, later updated to Windows 10, and it's now out of warranty. It crashed one day during normal use, not near the time of any major hardware or software changes, and hung during re-booting. Attempts to recover the Windows installation failed, so we tried re-installing Windows from external media, and this process took far too long (running overnight, before finally failing with low-level error messages). I assumed the drive was faulty (the original Lenovo-installed Samsung PM851 128GB SSD), and by using Windows 10 recovery options from external media we could run the DiskPart utility & not have it find any partitions. I installed another, a new 500GB Samsung 850 EVO, only to have it behave in an identical way (the initial partitioning step of a new Windows install would run for hours, then fail with messages such as ?We couldn't install Windows in the location you chose. Please check your media drive. Here's more info about what happened: 0x80070057.? Meanwhile we re-checked the original drive on another machine via a SATA to USB converter & saw an apparantly intact filesystem, so it didn't seem to be seriously faulty after all. The built-in hardware diagnostic... Read more

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Hello, I was wondering if anyone could tell me if there is any kind of hardware out there where I can plug my laptop SATA hard drive up to my desktop?

Reason I ask, is because my laptop got dropped on the floor earlier and now it doesn't boot and it came down to the hard drive.

I'm buying a new one for it soon and was going to try to see if I can hook the old one up to my desktop to TRY and save all the information on it if I can.

So is there any hardware out there that would work?

Would a SATA to USB cable work?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812232002
 

Answer:Solved: Hardware for SATA laptop drive?

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I just instaled a LiteOn SATA DVD burner to an ASUS P5N-E SLI motherboard. It powers up, the tray opens and shuts, but it is not recognised by the operating system or the bios. All the SATA ports are turned on and SATA 1 and 2 work fo my raid drive. I have it installed in SATA port three.
I'm running XP with sp3.
My other DVD is an IDE set up as Master.
I'm scratching my head over this one. Maybe it's so obvious that I'm not seeing it.

Thanks in advance for any help
 

Answer:Solved: SATA DVD not found after hardware installation

I tried the dvd in SATA port 4 and it worked fine. Don't know why port 3 woudn't work, but it really dosen't matter at this point.
 

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Hi, Im trying to do a fresh install on Windows 7 on my new system and during the install process its telling me that it cant find my hard drive, i have the option of installing drivers, but i cant find anything that will work, including the chipset driver cd. the machines specs are -

Intel i5
2gb Kingstion 1333mhz
Intel DP55WB mobo
Western Digital 3200AAKS - 320 GB - SATA-300
Windows 7 home premium

I have changed the bios option for sata to IDE then ACHI and even RAID but it doesnt make any difference, im installing the OS off a USB dvd drive.

This is really p1ssing me off!!!!!
 

Answer:Solved: Win 7 install No Drives Found!!! (SATA)

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Hi

I have XP on a 12 month old Dell desktop

The original SATA HDD developed bad blocks, but was functional after a bit of jiggery pokery.

I bought another SATA HDD and cloned the old image to the new HDD with Acronis.

I would like to make the new HDD the primary C: and Keep the Old drive as a slave.

I have swapped the cables on the MoBo and we boot from the new drive, but it is called E: and an error message comes up

"Generic Host Process for Win32 Services has encountered a problem..."

The BIOS or the SATA drive does not seem to have (or need) settings for slave..

XP loads OK, but I have not taken it any further in case I **** it up.

Hope someone can help
 

Answer:Solved: 2 SATA Drives configuration query

Did you reformat the old drive after you transferred the image file to new drive? If not it probably is still being taken as C.
 

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Hi i'he opened a thread without help, now i explain better:
ASUS P5K
JMICRON PATA-SATA RAID CONTROLLER (onboard)
Nvidia 8600 GT
2 Hard disk ide
2 Hard disk sata
1 dvdram sata

windows XP freeze random, i try everything: ram test, cpu so on.
IF i leave only two ide drives (1 is boot drive) all oK
if i connect one or two sata drives pc freeze.
is there a Jmicron incompatibility or what
need help
i think to take all sata drives and eliminate ide !!!

Answer:[SOLVED] Conflict IDE-SATA Drives pc freeze Help

It sounds like you have been around in circles on this one mate.

You can try and figure the problem out and spend hours and hours, days or weeks, but I imagine it is because the IDE drive is the boot drive.

What I would do in your position is install Windows on one of the SATA drives, then add the IDE drives later on. If your used to installing Windows this should only take a couple of hours to see if t works.

I'm assuming you have set each of the drives' jumper settings correctly (Master, Slave CS).

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Hello, been trying to fix my BSOD issues for a while. Usually occurs when playing League of legends, might work all day long and all fine, but sometimes I get BSOD. I just recently played Dungeons 2 from Steam and Rocket League, and I get BSOD from Dungeons 2 or that the games just close without warning and "is not responding".

I have noticed that this occurs more often if I am watching a stream on second monitor.

Anyway, I recently updated my hardware, GPU, PSU and RAM. And I guess the next step is to update my CPU and MB, but I though I would check with you here first.

-Lokehest

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I have bought a SATA HDD, to replace my old IDE drive, but cannot get it to work! I have followed the instructions in my mobo manual, but the result has been that my machine is now unusable!

I have a Jetway V600 DAP mobo, and am trying to install a Samsung Spinpoint 80gig SATA HDD, with Windows XP.

So far I have taken the following steps;

I removed old HDD and installed new drive, inserted Windows XP cd, and pressed F6 key at the system prompt for SATA driver. I inserted Floppy Disc with driver, which seemed to load ok.

System installed some files, then started to format HDD, this seemed to stop short of a full format, and system the rebooted.

Upon reboot the message "Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem, could not read from selected boot disks, check boot path and disk hardware"

I don't know what to do next, please help, I'm desperate!!!!
 

Answer:Solved: SATA Disk Hardware Configuration problem

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Hi,
I currently have 2 PATA hard drives installed in my system that both run off the same IDE ribbon cable. My MSI MS-7184 motherboard has 2 SATA connections and 2 SATA power supplies available. Would I benefit much by upgrading my hardrives to SATA ones? One of them holds the operating system and programs etc (160GB) and the other stores my mp3's (320GB). Would there be much speed gained or not enough for me to notice? Also would data be transferred faster if my PATA drives had one IDE cable each instead of sharing one? I seem to have 2 IDE connections on the motherboard.
 

Answer:Solved: SATA Hard Drives vs PATA Hard Drives

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Using windows xp home service pack 2. Mother board is a gigabyte GA-K8nsc-939 with sata connectors. Currently using the maxtor 500gb sata II drive as master with windows xp on it. Have jumpered the 120 gig western digital ide drive as a slave and using it for storage. Everything seems to be working.

Questions?
1 Does the ide drive need to be jumpered as slave?
2 For some reason I have plugged the ide drive into the end of the cable which is where you would normally put the master is this ok?
3 Will using an older and slower drive (the 120 gig ide which is 66 or 100) slow the system? From what I remember if you had 2 ide drives in a system it would run at the speed of the slower drive.

Thanks for any help. Together to bad I can't edit titles.
 

Answer:Solved: Using Sata Ide hard drives togher a few questions

Welcome to TSG!

If it's the only IDE drive in the system, it should be jumpered as Single, or Master with no slave.

The IDE and SATA controllers are separate, so using a slow IDE drive will not slow access to the SATA drive. Mixing different speed IDE drives on the same controller should also have no affect, each drive should be accessed at it's "native speed" (up to the fastest speed of the controller, of course).

Jerry
 

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Been following the posts concerning the Asus K8NE-Deluxe mb and disappearing SATA drives.

In Oct, I purchased from Newegg, my Asus K8NE-Deluxe motherboard with the Nvidia GForce 3 chipset. One morning, not more than a month after purchasing the board, I turned on the computer and it failed to find any of my SATA drives in the box. During POST, it appeared as if the onboard SATA controller had died, as POST simply sat at the point where it was trying to identify the two SATA drives in my system. After about a minute, it simply moved on during POST and tried to bring up the system, which obviously, it failed to do because the SATA boot drive was no where to be seen.

Thinking that there had been a SATA controller failure, I RMAed the board back to newegg, which they promptly replaced. After installing the replacement board, everything worked fine... until this morning, when I discovered during POST, that the exact same problem had occured again.

Instead of tearing down the system and RMAing the board again, I unhooked the SATA cables from the onboard SATA connections and then tried configuring a standard EIDE hard drive to the Primary IDE controller on the board. Well, that worked, as the board POSTED just fine (except for the SATA drives) so I knew that the board was at least salvageble with EIDE drives.

I thought about purchasing another mb from another vendor such as MSI, but I noticed after searching the SATA issue on google, that other folks with boards from o... Read more

Answer:SATA Drives and K8NE-Deluxe & XP; My problem solved.... for now

Perfect, thanx I'm gonna give this a try. I've got a Gigabyte 7N400 pro mb but it's got Nvida onboard and the problem looks very familiar. Keep you posted!
 

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My computer boots from a 300GB IDE drive w/ WinXP installed on it. I also have a Seagate 1.5TB SATA drive in an external enclosure connected by USB 2.0. When I turn on the Seagate drive, it clicks, speeds up and slows down, doesn't connect, etc (read more here.)

Anyway, I just ordered a WD 1.5TB Caviar drive as a replacement, and I'd like to copy as much data as possible from the Seagate to the WD before the Seagate dies. I recently got an MSImobo that has 6 SATA ports on it.

So basically, what I'd like to do is hook up both the Seagate and WD drives to the SATA ports, boot the computer from the IDE drive and have it start normally, and then copy all the data from the Seagate to the WD. Then I'll put the WD in the external enclosure (I only use it occasionally, so no pt in having it run all the time). Then I can get the Seagate exchanged under warranty and maybe use it as a 2ndary backup.

That's the plan anyway, but I don't know anything about setting up RAID configurations, or if that's really even necessary for a temp setup like this. I have also remember that there were problems getting SATA drives to work w/ IDE drives back when SATA 1st came out... is that still an issue?
 

Answer:Solved: Hooking up 2 SATA drives and an IDE boot drive

No need for a RAID.

If these are just files and folders then a simple copy/ paste will do the trick.
 

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Hi all,

Please forgive a dumb newbie if this question has been asked (and solved). I have googled the problem but have not found a solution. So here I am.

My problem is simple. I am running a 2.7 GHz Pentium 4 PC with 400 MB RAM using Windows XP, IE7 and Norton AntiVirus 2007 and am on a broadband net connection. All web pages load fast EXCEPT my two favourite forum sites. One site takes 40 secs to load each forum page (although the home page loads fast) and the other site (including the home page) takes 20 secs to load each forum page (or edit post page, or quote page etc etc). This problem has only occurred in the past few months. I previously had no troubles with the forum pages loading. I suspected IE7 and "undid" it but that didn't help.

I have checked these forum page load speeds at a friend's place. He uses the same ISP, and has basically an identical PC to me, yet has absolutely no problems with the two forums that I'm struggling with. I checked every single setting in his IE7 Internet Options and they are identical to mine.

I have tried using Firefox as my browser and I have even tried turning off my the antivirus software in case it was causing the hassle. I always clear my cache, delete cookies and browsing history. Nothing has made the slightest improvement.

It is extremely frustrating when a snappy interchange is occurring on these forums and I am 20 to 40 seconds behind everyone. In the end, I just don't bother.

This Tech S... Read more

Answer:Solved: Slow loading forum pages

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My new laptop has currently 8.1 installed to a 500gig 840 EVO SSD, I replaced the 1tb hard drive it came with and did a clean install.

I'd like to utilize the M.2 sata port with a Crucial M550 500gig drive for windows, and re-install the 1tb hard drive for storage.

I have an external USB 2.5" SATA enclosure I can create an image of my current SSD/8.1 to, then I assume using Acronis or some such, restore the image to the M.2 SSD once it's installed.

I suspect Windows is going to object to having been moved from a regular SATA SSD to the M.2 SSD.
I'm not sure how Windows see's a M.2 (non-pcie, it's regular SATA M.2) VS a "regular" SATA port.
It's an HP Envy i7 laptop fwiw so it should be all Intel hardware.

Any thoughts/experience? Am I over-thinking it?

Answer:Move Windows from SATA SSD to M.2 SATA SSD on laptop

That should work fine, as long as bios recognizes the M2 drive. Have done similar with many msata's, all went well. Restore the image, remove the original drive, and see if it boots, no harm can be done by this.

Am recommending having a windows installation usb stick available, can be used to fix windows boot settings if needed. And keep the original image safe for some time until one is 111% sure all is well. Good luck.

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Hi. I have a Intel 915GAGL Mobo. There are 2 SATA Hd's installed and an ATA CDR drive. I would like to add a Segate Ultra ATA Hd. It is a ST120026A-RK/100. I was given the new Ultra ATA drive so I might as well use it. My case & PS are big enough.

Thanks, Steve-x8086
 

Answer:Solved: Using SATA - Ultra ATA drives on an Intel 915GAGL Mobo

The answer to my question is YES, the 915 board can run the Ultra100 ATA drive. The board has 2 PATA ports as well as 4 SATA ports and all can run up to 150.

I was able to install the Ultra ATA drive and it worked fine with the SATA drives.

Thanks, Steve-x8086
 

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Part two of my new build saga...

Motherboard is an M2NSLI-Deluxe. I have two WD drives and two Seagate drives, all SATA, and one SATA DVD drive.

I reformatted and reinstalled Windows 2000. During the F6 part of the install, I used the driver from the floppy I'd created from the disc that came with the mobo.

In Windows Explorer, two of my carefully partitioned drives show up as Local Disk, no partitions, and unformatted. My boot drive's partitions show up normal.

I was able to gain access to one drive (it was only one partition to start with), by going into my Security settings, seems the drive retains the settings from the previous OS. That drive's name is Multimedia.

I have two other drives though, one's a 200GB Seagate, the other a 250GB Western Digital. Both show up as unformatted 128GB drives.

Tried through Computer Management, Storage, Logical Drives. Some give me "you only have access to view security...", and show Everyone with Full Control (greyed out), or there's no Security tab at all.

They have a ton of data on them! Yes, I have backups, but I know the partitions are still there, because the Win2k install program saw them!

I'm guessing this is a permissions issue, but I renamed my Administrator account to the name it had before, plus recreated my user account, this has not worked.

How do I get Windows to recognize them again?

Thanks for any help!
 

Answer:Solved: Urgent! Win2K not seeing multi-partition SATA drives

I'm going mad from frustration here, anybody have ANY ideas?
 

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I'm looking for any advice on the replacing of my existing 80Gb raid drives which are 90% full. I've got two Seagate 250Gb internal drives on order and I'm using Windows XP Pro. I wish to do a fresh new install instead of a backup replacement to help weed out some "gemlins" that seemed to have crept into the PC over the years and don't want to leave. I've backed up all My Documents and other data programs and will install them after I get XP Pro up and running along with the upgrade to IE7. I'm looking for any caveats and other suggestions. Thanks in advance.

 

Answer:Solved: Replacing existing 80Gb SATA raid drives

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Hi

my start up is unreasonably slow (over three minutes at times) - what can I do'

Thanks

Miguel

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I have a topic that seems to be in the wrong forum. It's in the Computer Software forum but needs to be moved to the Virus, Malware, Spyware forum. How do I do this?

Answer:How do I move a topic to a different forum?

only moderators can move topics.you can make a new post in the malware forum with the same content and then report your previous one as a double-post.Don't worry, I doubt you'd get in trouble 

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Please check this post I believe that this is a case for , . . AM I infected.

Windows XP Home and Professional
Have Some Problems ...Please help, svchost.exe , comp gets stuck at welcome screen , click click sound

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to a different server in a new location, and this will result in some disruption to normal service over the next twenty four hours or so. Once we start the move we'll suspend activity in the threads, and we'll stop the registration section of the site. This will happen tomorrow morning (Thursday 18th March). Oliver Dell and his team have worked hard to ensure that things go smoothly but moving huge databases and complex code is always a slightly tense procedure, and I know you'll bear with us during the down-time.The move should result in a more stable site, and the JRun server error messages that we've been seeing of late should be a thing of the past.Thanks for your continuing support - we'll look forward to seeing you all on the new server.

Answer:We're shortly going to move the forum

Fingers and toes well and truly crossed and wishing the staff all the best of everything for the move. I don't envy them the job.

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to a different server in a new location, and this will result in some disruption to normal service over the next twenty four hours or so. Once we start the move we'll suspend activity in the threads, and we'll stop the registration section of the site. This will happen tomorrow morning (Thursday 18th March). Oliver Dell and his team have worked hard to ensure that things go smoothly but moving huge databases and complex code is always a slightly tense procedure, and I know you'll bear with us during the down-time.The move should result in a more stable site, and the JRun server error messages that we've been seeing of late should be a thing of the past.Thanks for your continuing support - we'll look forward to seeing you all on the new server.

Answer:We're shortly going to move the forum

This site is special, but with a little luck it will be back to normal by Friday.Meanwhile shall we all bow heads and hope for no dire problems at all!

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I know this is an older computer and doesn't have much memory. I only use it in the living room for fun.
I reloaded windows xp, did all updates, added microsoft office and adobe reader. It kept locking up so I did system restore and then reloaded microsoft office. I then reset IE 8 and still no help. FYI this post has taken me ten minutes due to internet locking up. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. Oh and also I haven't done any scans or added any firewall, antivirus etc. because my computer has such limited memory I wanted suggestions on which programs would be best suited for such low memory.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.50GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 247 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 57223 MB, Free - 49792 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0W9260
Antivirus: None
 

Answer:Solved: IE 8 running slow and locking up exhausted all forum search suggestions

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hi all-

i have somewhat of an annoying problem that i was hoping the experts out there can help me with. i have a sandisk cruzer mini usb device (512mb) that i have been using for about a year without difficulty, and unfortunately my computer no longer brings it up as a drive (along with my hard disk) when it is plugged in, even though it plugs and plays fine on another computer and on the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in the lower right hand corner it is said to be working properly. i think this is probably some software issue as my computer is also not able to recognize a second usb drive.

i am running windows xp2 and had recently reinstalled secondary to other problems....but this was an unexpected gift, if you will

many thanks in advance for your help!

cheers
k
 

Answer:Solved: computer not recognizing USB drives, even though Safely Remove Hardware is working

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I've used SpyBot S&D to remove "Antivirus 360" and "Security Center" but I still have my browsers hijacked & MBAM and HJT are shut down immediately everytime I attempt to open or install a new copy. If I try to access almost any webpage containing HJT or Malware, IE7 auomatically shuts down (including alot of the instruction pages @ BC, and the programs' websites).

Likewise, everytime I try to open the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, IE (Safari, too) shuts down GRRRRR

So, I'm posting my DDS log here, hopefully someone can move it to the proper forum, with a note saying to PM me the info since I cannot access the forum at all!!
DDS HJT log:

DDS (Version 1.1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by thomas c at 15:05:45.60 on Tue 01/06/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_05
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.471 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
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Answer:PLEASE move this, I can't access the HJT/Malware forum! HELP!

Hello.Seems you have a badly infected machine. Since you probably can't access the net using your infected machine, please use your clean machine to download Combofix and Microsoft's package to install the Recovery Console if you haven't already and run Combofix. Instructions can be found below.Download and Run ComboFixDownload Combofix from any of the links below. You must rename it before saving it. Save it to your desktop.Link 1Link 2 Link 3Refer to the page below for further instructions on running ComboFix. This includes installing the Recovery Console. Note that you do not need your Windows XP disk to install it.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofixDouble click on Combo-Fix.exe & follow the prompts. When finished, it will produce a open a report for you. Post back with it. It is at C:\ComboFix.txt.Do not mouseclick the ComboFix window while it's running. That may cause it to stall.Post back with:-Combofix log-DDS/hijackthis logWith Regards,Extremeboy

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I am a frequent visitor to the forums at this site wclick here At the weekend they moved to a new server and since then I can not get on to the forum. I can browse all other areas of the site but not the forum.I have cleared my DNS, cache, cleaned the registry , performed a ping test which was ok, rebooted several times, defragged, removed all links to the site via favourites and hotlinks.I rang my ISP (orange) but they could not help.I don't understand why I can not get on seeing as my dad can on his pc.Does anyone know why this is happening??

Answer:Can't access popular forum after server move!

When you click on the forum link what happens?What message is returned?

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I have 2 IDE HDs installed and added SATA drive lately. SATA runs in IDE mode in CMOS. Problem is, even though SATA drive is recognized by BIOS, Disk Manager, Norton Ghost & System Works, it doesn't show in My Computer, causing problems with saving and opening files. Tried a couple of tricks (changing the drive letter,disconnecting & reconnecting the drive, reformatting etc. ) nothing seems to work. I use this SATA drive for storage and for now I have to drag the files down there manually.
I don't know if it's of any importance, but I have nVidia GeForce graphics card onboard.
Has anyone encountered this kind of a problem ?
Thanks Carl

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I have two separate instances of Win8 running on two separate IDE hard drives (both Win8's restored from same exact backup image).

The one on the hard drive comected to the SATA port (via an adaptor) runs fine, but the one on the IDE connection (motherboard's only one), does not respond properly when a manual shutdown is initiated. Instead of shutting down the PC, it goes into sleep mode. This does not happen if an application (my backup software, for instance) is set to perform a shutdown after completing it's job. Only affecting manual shutdowns, but all of them.

So I am wondering if Win8 is lacking an IDE driver of some kind, and if there is a way to deternine this.

Seems strange to me that while both hard drives are IDE "underneath the hood", that the one connected throgh an adaptor is more easily being recognized by Win8, and curious if there is an easy fix.

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Hi: we have a Supermicro server with an Intel C600 series controller and we would like to use some of the ports and their disks as removable devices, to allow to copy media from one server to another. I mean:
- The controller has 4 ports with 4 disk on each, 16 disks in total
- The first 4 ports will remain the same, not removable (OS in Raid 1, Media in Raid 0)
- The other ports (2-4) will be used with SATA SSD drives and we need to remove them via Eject hardware (as an attached hard drive) and then being able to attach them to the backup server to read the media.

So far as I know, there's a DWORD I may need to add in the registry, but a little help would be more than welcome to solve this.

This is the opposite way, to not allow the HDD to be ejected.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\asahci64\Controller0\Channel0]
"TreatAsInternalPort"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\asahci64\Controller0\Channel1]
"TreatAsInternalPort"=dword:00000001
Thanks in advance!

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Hi guys, computer's running a lil bit slow and wont allow me to install my new mobile phone software as c drive memory is full, i've tried my best to move things to the d drive hard disk but its still really full...

is there any safe way of transferring most of the programs and files over to the second hard drive?

many thanks,
jen
 

Answer:Solved: how do i move files from c drive to d drive (both hard drives)

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Hey, I have a Belkin Wireless 54g with 128mb highspeed router. I have a Compaq Presario V4000. And my ISP is NDO.

Right the problem I have is that I disconnect from the internet quite often and it annoys me so much.. At first I thought it was router but it is not at the moment i have a friend around and about 10 mins ago I DCed and he did not.. Wierd? Why do I disconnect often yet he is using same network etc as me and he doesnt? I gathered it must be a problem with my computer recently I have scanned my PC with Ad-aware SE personal and removed some tracking cookies I am about 95% sure its not viruses as I keep my PC clear and I have a decent anti-virus (NOD32 full).

Please can you help me sort this problem I don't know where to start to be honest.

Thanks
Ryan
 

Answer:Internet Disconnection issues. (please move if wrong forum)

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I have a samsung sata HDD HD080HJ http://samsung.com/Products/HardDis...es/HardDiskDrive_SpinPointPSeries_HD080HJ.asp

I suppose there is some problem with it, as it has a VERy slow read and write speed, and takes about 12 - 15 mins if i duplicate a 1GB folder on the same drive.

I have tried formatting and checking but the speed remains the same.

HD Tach Benchmark... (Antivirus disabled)

note where the sata should be and where my drive is...

I ran dos programs like MHDD to check, also samsungs HUTIL and SHUTIL, and they say the drive is fine.... But it is REALLY SLOW.

Also when i burn a DVD (using SONY DVD R DRU 802A) it takes about an hour to burn a 4.7 DVD R GB at 16X. Nero shows writing speed as 16X and writes at some pathetically slow speed. I've switched writers and checked, it seems there is some other problem (probably the HDD)

Can someone tell me why the drive is slow and how to fix / troubleshoot / verify that there IS a problem.
 

Answer:Solved: Very slow Sata HDD

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On my Windoiws 7 Ultimate desktop PC, all my SATA hard drives are show up as removable from day 1. This is not a big problem but an anonyance. When I click "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media", all my fixed drives are listed along with the USB drive. Anyway to change the drive type of my internal drives to the proper type?
Thanks.

Answer:Internal SATA drives are treated as removable drives

mine does the same thing. each of my partitions show up.

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I have a pc that has 2 400g hard drives in raid 0. The motherboard is bad and needs to be replaced. The drives in raid 0 are sata drives; I want to mirror the drives onto 2 400g pata drives before replacing the mobo so in case of disaster I would still have all the info. What would be the best way for me to do this? I have another machine running that has raid capability but is not using it. It has 4 sata connections and 2 ide drive connections, currently only using the 2 ide connections and no raid. I have Partition Magic 8 and Paragon Hard Disk Manager 8 Pro. Is it possible for me to use my current up and running system, and one of the 2 software programs to mirror these drives?
 

Answer:Can I copy sata raid 0 drives to pata drives?

MOBO is bad and you still want to recover info which might get corrupted in the transfer process.
 

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Hello all, I've just purchased a T400 (my 4th Thinkpad) and I'm planning to swap out the hard drive with a newer one.  I have two quick questions: 1. Can the T400 accomodate SATA-II hard drives internally?  Will a SATA-II HDD perform better? 2. I'm getting an Ultrabay Slim SATA HDD Adapter II (#43R198). Will a SATA-II hard drive perform better than a SATA hard drive, when used in the Ultrabay? I hope one of you Thinkpad gurus can shed some light on this... I've been unable to find any reliable information on the forums / web so far. Thanks!













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:SATA vs. SATA-II hard drives for T400

seraph wrote: Hello all, 1. Can the T400 accomodate SATA-II hard drives internally?As long as it physically fits, yes.seraph wrote:  Will a SATA-II HDD perform better? Will a SATA-II hard drive perform better than a SATA hard drive, when used in the Ultrabay?The answer is no in both cases.  There are no single (mechanical) hard drives on the market at present which can use the full capacity of any SATA interface, so for single hard drives using either a SATA or SATA II interface makes no difference to performance. Cheers, Bill B.

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So, I got a new computer. It's not built yet, but tracking info says it's at my house. I just thought about something... I have my current computer up as a Samba server, considering I use XP/Ubuntu (mainly Ubuntu) and I have the other computers back up their info via mapped network drive to my Ubuntu machine.

Well, I was thinking. In the next three days or so I will have a spare Socket A AMD system (786 RAM, onboard audio, video, 1.1ghz) sitting around. It doesn't have SATA II connectors, but I was thinking... if I find a PCI card that has 2 internal SATA II connections, I COULD just throw the backup drives in that system and run that system 24/7... couldn't I? That way I can boot into XP, game away, and not worry about the others in the house having a problem with the disconnected network drive. Granted, they really don't write to my computer that much, so me being in XP wouldn't be a problem... but if this spare computer could serve a purpose to be existent 24/7 for backup purposes, then I think that'd be a good idea.

Trick is, I need to find a PCI SATA II internal card. And uh... I'm poor.

Any ideas? Or thoughts pertaining to my little idea here?

Answer:Socket A AMD system + two SATA II drives... PCI SATA?

Newegg.com - pci sata Tons of em' Just go look around, there's plenty of PCI SATA 2 cards out there for cheap.

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Okies, working with a Compaq Presario V5000 here.
Did a fresh install of windows XP home edition and proceeded to install the chip-set drivers, successfully. Following this I attempted to install the Video Controller driver. It gets halfway through the installation, at which point it blackscreens and I have to hardboot the PC.

The driver in question Intel 945GM Express Family Chipset, and so far I''ve used the 6.14.10.4436 Rev.A , 6.14.10.4670, and the 6.14.10.4764 Rev.A versions unsuccessfully.
I've downloaded the drivers through the manufacturer, the intel website, and driveragent.com; So its not an issue with 1 of the driver installers being corrupt. I have also tried different resolutions while installing the drivers in case the PC was incapable of handling the higher resolution it was set on during the install, after the install.

So my question is, whats causing this, and does anyone have a suggestion as to how I can successfully install the driver?

Notebook: Presario V5000 p/n: EZ429UA#ABA with windows XP home.
 

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Hey everyone. A few months ago, I built a computer. It was an absolute nightmare. (About four parts were sent back for replacement during the long process. REALLY bad luck combined with poor troubleshooting. Blame my dad.)

Whatever. The thing works, but the SATA drive (7200 RPM) is slow. According to PC Pitstop, the average transfer speed is about a third of what it should be.

We did bump the SATA cable multiple times with a very big graphics card during installation. (The drive is now out of the way) so I'm wondering if that could be the issue. Testing the drive with the Maxtor utility showed that it was fine. I'm thinking its the data cable, but because of how unlucky we were during the build, my dad doesn't want me to open the computer again. What could the issue be, and should we be worried about opening the machine up? It's my second build.

(By the way, most of the problems we had during the long build can be attributed to the motherboard. It was broken. (That link goes to the model we got)
 

Answer:Solved: SATA drive is slow

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xp pro toshiba laptop has slowed to a crawl. have run the gamut of virus scans, ad aware, spybot, and other attempts to find the issue... can someone take a look at the hijackthis log and see if anything is amiss there? much thanks!!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:10:38 PM, on 4/26/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\EzButton\CPATR10.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CePMTray.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TouchPadNF\TPTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Drag'n Drop CD\BinFiles\DragDrop.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Max Registry Cleaner\MaxRCSystemTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1134083862\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys\WPC11 Config Utility\WPC11Cfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0\waol.exe
C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0\shellmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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Answer:slow, slow, slow machine -hijackthis log {moved from security to xp forum}

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Hi

very bizarre :
- 3 of my 6 drives SATA connected to internal SATA connectors on board ( Z87 Deluxe)
- are shown in explorer "my computer" as hard disks ( while correctly DVD and USB are in removable drives list)
- however these 3 drives appear in the list of removable drives Under the W7 utility "safely remove" !

That could lead to confusion when removing removable drives !

Any explanation ? Can I correct this ?

I think that it is possible that these drives have been formatted and partitioned whiel on a SATA-to USB dock ( when PC was Under repair). Have tried to delete all partitions on one of those drives, and recreate partitions Under W7 with Acronis Disk Director, but no change.
Or should I remove them from Computer Management ?

TIA for help please !

Regards

Answer:SATA drives : internal appear as External drives !

It is not bizarre but a result of drives being connected to ports that allow hot swapping (set to AHCI)

One possibility is to install the Intel AHCI drivers instead of the stock drivers that are part of the Windows 7 DVD.

Another is this:

FIX: AHCI/SATA drives showing in "Safely Remove Hardware"

This works for the Intel controller.



If you are connected to another controller, go to the Device manager and right click on that controller and select properties.

Then under the Policies tab, you should be able to uncheck the box that allows safe removal.

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Hello, so far I ma batting a 1000 w/ all my questions fixinf my problems, so here is another, I am tired of 56 hook up on the internet, went w/ DSL, (hope a good choice) suppose to be faster then some cable hook ups, the question is sprint sold me their modem (free) but said i need a nic (network interface card) where can I get one? I looked at best buy web sight but did not see one, cause i dont know what i am looking for, also a router and modem for the other 4 computers in the house here. So do I need a nic for each? what is a good router and modem for these and where can i find them? hope this is not rambling... ron
 

Answer:what hardware for DSL (right forum?)

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Hey people,
I havent installed anything new that I know of nor added any hardware to my existing setup, but for some odd reason it burns everything at a fixed rate, which is super slow. Yesterday it took my burner 40-45 minutes to burn a DVD, so I can imagine how long a DVD+DL will take. Here's my setup and the log file generated when I burn something.

Windows XP Pro w/SP2
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
GeForce 8600GT
4GBs Kingston 667MHZ DDR2 RAM

And here's the log...no Firmware upgrades were applied as I was already running the most recent one.
 

Answer:Solved: SATA DVD+R drive burning EXTREMELY slow..

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I have a maxtor hard drive SATA 200GB as my main drive and a second drive D.
Very recently when I have noticed that my computer took longer to boot into windows. Applications seem to take a bit longer than usual to load.
I have XP SP2 installed. I defragment my drive every few weeks so its not a defragment problem however when I try to defrag it now, it takes many times longer to do so.
Also for a scan disk of C: (chkdsk on boot) it took 6 hours to get to about 25%. So there must be a problem. I can hear the hard drive loading sound for a few seconds and then there is a very long pause maybe about 10-20 minutes. It should only take a few hours the last time i did it maybe about 5 hours. Something is wrong.

When I transfer a large file like 1gb into my drive D it takes 15 minutes. Which is a bit long for a SATA enabled hard drive. I have had this drive for about 2 years now and it has never gone this slow before.

I have downloaded the seatools from the maxtor website which diagnoses the drive. The tool ran slow but my hard drive passed the tests.

Also when I ran that scan disk, it did say there was a mirror copy of something and also some other things. I think it had the word security in it so it deleted somethings. It mentioned indexes and some files.
I forgot most of it.

I have checked my D drive and it is running fine and unaffected.
Also I noticed during bootup that on the windows logo screen, the one with the bar moving from left to right that it freezes for about 5 ... Read more

Answer:Solved: Maxtor SATA hard drive slow all of a sudden

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Let me first welcome you to the hardware section of Tech-Forums, we hope you are enjoying your visit with us.

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I've been asked to add this forum by many users for specific issues with computers / hardware / software.

This is the preferable place to ask those questions
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I started a thread in Hardware-Other titled No keyboard action for one user. I was instructed to check first for malware and have followed your 5-step procedures. Here are the requested logs, etc.


Incident Status Location

Spyware:Cookie/Tribalfusion Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Mary\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt
Spyware:Cookie/Hbmediapro Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Taylor\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
Spyware:Cookie/Azjmp Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Taylor\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt ... Read more

Answer:Sent by hardware forum for cleanup

Haven't had a response for almost a week. Is help on the way?

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This is a definate, not just a possibility. But the powers that be want our input!

Here's a link to a thread asking for suggestions.
http://techist.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=62285

Go there, read it, and post your feedback.

Together, we can make T-F a better place.

Answer:Splitting up the Hardware forum

I can't post there!

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Hey guys i have 2 sata hard drives and i need to know how to duel boot windows xp home with windows server 2003?
 

Answer:Solved: Dule boot windows 2003 server with windows xp home on 2 SATA hard drives?????

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Hi,I need to add a large 500GB drive to my PC which does not have a SATA motherboard, I have found many SATA 1 PCI controllers on ebay, but most the drives I have found have been SATA 2, my question is will a SATA2 drive function if connected to a SATA 1 PCI card, I'm aware I will only get a transfer rate of 1.5GB/s instead of the SATA 2 3.0GB/s but this would be fine if it works, I need the drive for video editing so SATA is preferable. I have asked many of the sellers on ebay, but they all say "dont know". I take it from looking around that no standard PCI SATA2 controllers exist, I take it that PCI cant support the speed.Any advise would be greatly appreciated as I dont want to spend a large wedge of cash to find it wont work.Many thanksKev

Answer:Sata 1 controller with Sata 2 drives

click here

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I have a curious problem with a slow boot time when any USB storage device is connected. Boot time with Win7 increases by 4 min from 1 min. Does not matter which USB port I use, front panel, PCI card or mobo ports. No noticeable change under XP (dual boot system). Does not matter if it's one of two different USB Seagate hard drives (150G or 500G) or my 4G Patriot flash drive. No problem with all other USB devices like printers, scanners, mouse, etc. Only storage devices increase boot time. If I remove device mid delay, it immediately resumes to normal speed. Intermittently I get an "unrecognized device" error if I connect late enough in the boot cycle, or even after fully booted but can't seem to reproduce that now. It's like it's spinning it's wheels trying to ID the device, but once fully booted the drives work fine.

Never got an error msg with the flash drive, only hard drives. Both hard drives pass all diags (built-in Seagate Manager diag + SeaTools diags). Delay is inserted between display of the box reading "Starting Windows" and the swirling balls that spin around then become the Windows logo. Normally the delay before the swirling balls is 2-3 sec, now it's 4 min. This is a new phenomenon in recent weeks as I've had one or the other USB drive connected for many years. All drivers are current. When I go to the GByte driver site, it only wants to update the sound driver. System is ~ yr old. Also, all Microsoft upgr... Read more

Answer:Solved: USB drives cause slow Win7 boot

I discovered the same issue when I upgraded to Windows 7, only in my case the boot process hangs & will go no further until the external drives are disconnected. I never did get to the bottom of it so I took the easy way out & now I just make sure no external drives are connected when I turn on my PC each day.

Curiously, the problem never occurred when I used Windows XP.
 

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It's beginning to irritate me when people post questions about disk drives on here...

Answer:This forum is about drivers, not drives!

Quote from: contrex on October 10, 2007, 01:32:30 PMIt's beginning to irritate me when people post questions about disk drives on here...If that is all it takes, then you are too easily irritated.   

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What do I need to do to move/clone W2kPro from an ATA drive to a SATA drive?I wanted to add a drive for more space, but the power supply is insufficient to handle the additional load so now I am trying to swap the ATA(38GB) with a SATA(500GB).The Dell GX270 boots to either ATA or SATA, but logging on to windows is the issue:windows just loops continuously logging on and off.Please advise.Thanks, TraceyI used Partition Magic to copy the partitions from the current boot drive to a SATA drive.

Answer:move W2kPro from ATA to SATA

I booted from both enabling the boot log (IHTH)...Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ipsec.sysLoaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\kmixer.systhe bootlog ends here when using the SATA drivethe bootlog continues here when using the ATA drive: Service Pack 4 6 5 2014 11:31:49.500Loaded driver \WINNT\System32\ntoskrnl.exeLoaded driver \WINNT\System32\hal.dll...

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I have a computer running w2k with a pent 933 when I turned it on yesterday it went to the bios and said the the frequency was wrong although I looked and it was set to 933 any suggestions?
 

Answer:{Moved to Hardware Forum} - what happened????

Did the system get jarred or bumped? Maybe a jumper on the board came loose??? Just a guess don't know what else would cause that.
 

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I posted a problem on the XP forum. I got the answer to the software issue, but the other problem was a hardware issue. If anyone can help in this part of TSG I would be greatly appreciative.

Check out the link please.

XP Post for Hardware... OOPPSS

Lance.
 

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Hello,

I have a DELL Inspirion 6000 laptop.

There are a few problems...

First.

The key board is not working. It was working initially and then I deleted a few things to ward of the security threat then it doesnt work anymore.

Second.

A little tougher to explain..
Lets say I am typing in the 2nd line and the mouse arrow is in the 1st line position, then after some time the cursor poistion is shifted to the 1st line, even though I have not changed it. I thought intially it maybe I have pressed some key on the keyboard but it keeps on happening, so I am pretty sure its not any keys pressed on the keyboard. So if anyone can please understand and help me out, thank u very much...

Third

When I visit some web sites the ad images are not appearing at all. A example is attached in the word document. The problem areas are marked in red circles...

Please do help me.


Thanks

Answer:Not sure which support forum - but need help [moved from Hardware]

Let's make sure you are malware free before we look into the remaining issues.
http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...sting-log.html

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Do microphones count as hardware here? If so...

I bought an ATR20 microphone today and attemted to hook it up to my PC only to find that when I tried adjusting the mic's volume, it gave me the basic options but in the bottom portion it listed the old microphone I had (Realtek AC97 Audio... I think this is a mic anyways). Anyhow, I tried using my new mic to no sound whatsoever. It was on and it was plugged into the mic input, so I was wondering if there was anyway to fix it.
 

Answer:Do mics count as hardware on this forum?

did you sort this out please?
 

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What kind of slot does the Xeon processor fit into?
 

Answer:{Moved to Hardware Forum} - Xeon

Greetings

This is a hardware question, so I am going to move it inot the correct forum (the Hardware forum).

Cheers

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Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Website: www.xperts.co.za/multiboot

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...
 

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Hi everybody :
I'm going through my options of adding a second hard drive. I have a Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H Motherboard. Windows 7 Professional-32 bit. My "main" drive is a WD5003ABYX 500Gb Western Digital HD.
I'm thinking about the option of an SSD. I noticed, on my MB, there is a connector for a SSD drive. It's labeled "mSATA". I did a little research on this. Is it still possible to buy an mSATA drive ? I did some checking, and some of the prices on "regular" SSDs aren't that bad....some around $89. I'd post a pic of this connector, but between the size of the photo file, and being able to attach photos in this forum (I don't think it's possible). I know this much, with a "regular" SSD, I'd probably have to get an adapter, so I could use one of the bays in my tower. Even, if it's NOT possible to be able to find an mSATA, it's not the end of the world.
garystan
 

Answer:SSD Drives (Moved from the Windows 7 forum)

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Hi. I have a Gamers Republic Formulas ii motherboard with 3x 1.5Tb SATA hard drives but I would like to change both of my IDE DVD/RW drives to Dual layer DVD SATA drives. Is it possible? The motherboard seems to have spare SATA ports which are a different colour to the ports that the hard drives are plugged into. Can anyone help?
Thanks

Answer:Can I replace my IDE dvd drives to SATA drives?

Probably sata 6 and sat 3 ports coloured differently no reason for the sata dvd not work to in either.

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Ok I've look around and don't see this addressed I'm sure I missed it somewhere

Here's what I need to know for sure.

I purchased a PCIe SATA 3 4 port card its running a Marvel Drivers
My spec on in the my spec section.

I have this card installed and drivers installed in windows 7

I have a clean install windows 7 pro running AHCI mode on a onboard SATA 2 Port

I wish to move this OS drive to this new SATA 3 4 port card

Currently I have 3 ports used Port 0 is a blank Liteonit 256GB SSD: Ports 1&2 2 WD 1 GB Blacks with data. and port 3 empty awaiting my Win 7 OS Samsung 830 SSD.

My Plan is to set up a win 7 pro and win 8.1.1 pro dual boot

What I need to know is it possible to move my Win 7 SSD to this PCIe card port and would it boot or is there something I can do to make it boot. I want this win7ssd booting before I set up the win8 dual boot.

I am more than nervous about this as installing this card broke my previous Dual boot and broke both my Win7 install and win 8 install. Restoring Images and Repair installs would not make either boot, I believe this was due to the fact that I had both these OS SSD on my 2 onboard Marvell SATA3 ports I'm assuming the new Marvell drivers conflicted with the older ports. I now have these 2 ports disabled in my BIOS and Win7 clean installed on an onboard SATA 11 port

Answer:How to Move Win 7 OS to a PCIe SATA 3 card.

All you should have to do is the following:
1) shut down the PC
2) connect the Win7 SSD to the first SATA port on the PCIe card
3) boot the PC and enter the BIOS settings
4) set the BIOS such that the first SATA port on the PCIe card is at the top of the list of drives
5) save the BIOS settings
6) reboot

When you then reboot, the PC should boot into Win7 on the SSD.

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