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ThinkPad Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter III as primary hard drive?

Question: ThinkPad Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter III as primary hard drive?

Hello everyone, my working laptop is a T 400 running on Win XP. I would like to run a Windows 7 installation on a physical hard drive which won't be possible with my employer in the near future.My idea is now to have a second HD in the Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter III (let's say theThinkPad 320GB 7200 rpm Serial ATA Hard Drive) on which I would install Win 7. I would then configure the bay adapter to be the primary HD to boot from. I would reconfigure the system to use the internal HD everytime I need Win XP together with my other company stuff.I don't want to install Win 7 just in another partition as I don't want to risk anything happening to the XP machine ;-) Is the above described scenario valid or do I have to take anything else into consideration? Thanks in advance!Sascha













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Answer: ThinkPad Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter III as primary hard drive?

yes you can boot from the ultrabay hdd adapater





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Hello there, i just installed a  ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter P/N 40Y8725 in my ThinkPad R61.I intended using a Samsung Hard Disk HM500LI. The Disk is being recognized by the Windows Visa System but not shown on my  Ressoures. I cant use the Disk.Is it possible that the 3,0GB/s Samsung drive is not compatible to the 1,5GB/s Adapter?Can someone recommed a good silent drive working in this adapter? This Drive seems to be quite loud even, when it doesnt work yet. Thank you for your help. Best regards,TN

Answer:Which SATA Hard Disk to use in ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter

The R61 can use SATA2 hdd but only at SATA1 speed of 1.5 gb/s........ you got to format the hdd first before you can use it.  

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I purchased the Thinkpad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter II P/N 43R1980 as one step to have a Raid configuration for my W500 with Windows XP.  My question is, will any serial ATA hard drive fit the adapter? Lest you think the answer is obviously yes, my former computer was a Toshiba Portege. Toshiba's hard bay adapter required a special fitting for the hard drive, presumability so one would have to buy the hard drive from Toshiba rather than a third-party vendor. Clever - a ten-cent part increased the cost of the hard drive by several hundred dollars. From the Thinkpad manual the adapter appears to have a standard fitting, but I would like conformation. Many thanks for an information. Rick

Answer:Hard Drive for the Thinkpad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter II

I have exactly that Media Bay Adaptor II for my W700. I purchased a 2.3 inch Seagate 320 7200 RPM for this adaptor. While it fits and works, with out the special attachments that apparently come from Lenovo with the drives yo9u purchase from them, it is slightly loose both vertically and laterally. I have been looking for the p/n for this skinny adaptor shims/rails, but have been unsuccessful. So I have just taken two rubber bands one for each side to limit the vertical fit and it did the same for the lateral. The drive is pretty snug in the adaptor.One of this forum's moderators, AndyP, has been very helpful on this issue. He has used the significantly cheaper HDD from other vendors with out having the Lenovo HDD special pieces and he said he has not added anything to minimize vertical or lateral motion possibility.Jim

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Help!  I've installed this but I cannot find where it is to back up my files.  It does not show as an extra drive.

Answer:ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter

are you using vista?

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Hello everyone, I currently own a T61p and I was wondering if this adapter will fit?  It only says T60 but not T61p. Link: http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/webca/LenovoPortal/en_CA/catalog.workflow:item.detai... Part #:  40Y8725 Cheers













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Answer:ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter

No problems, the adapter will work with a T61.

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I ordered one of these to see how the "official" accessory would perform. My expectations of a well engineered caddy were really shattered when I opened the box. The caddy is designed to take the HDD WITH the rubber rails and to contort it into the carrier. There is a top anti-static sheet that is placed over the drive when it is assembled. I installed the my original 500GB Seagate drive with the rails into the unit as per the instructions. I then inserted it into the empy drive bay with some effort. There was no gap at the top of the insert, but a 1.5 mm gap on the bottom. This was due to the rubber pads on the bottom and top of the caddy. There is no activity inidcator light on the unit! Now for the fun: I wanted to eject the caddy from the system. I was able to due this with much too much effort, but eventually I was successful.
 
I will be returning this unit for credit as soon as the sales department opens in the AM. My Newmodeus caddy is so much better engineered that it really should be the standard accessory that Lenovo sells. Truly disappointed at the fit and finish of the caddy and its fit into the W520.

Answer:ThinkPad 12.7mm Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III

 

Hi, guys,
 
    If you want to spend a lot on a caddy, then Lenovo or Newmodeus is the way to go. If you want a caddy that looks fine and works great, then spend $12 or less (you can bid if you want):
 
$12 or less caddy
 
   I bought this one to replace my Lenovo - the one with the gap. This one holds the disk secure and fits like a glove.
 
   $12 or $60, your choice.
 
    BTW: This caddy ships free. I got mine in two days flat.
 
    Here's the previous thread on this topic:
 
more on caddys
 
                                                  ZZ

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A new 12.7mm SATA III adapter is now available for the W520.
 
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/itemdetails/0A65623/38/2478535BAB3C417CA9D77F5867D31462

Answer:ThinkPad 12.7mm Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III

Great find!

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Hi, i want buy the ultray sdd adapter for my t420s, but I am not sure wether it can be suitable for 7mm Sdd plate. I know it will accept it, but i am afraid whether the space is too big to be stable for SSD of 7mm. Do anyone has the experience? In addition, I want to buy the 2nd adapter, not 3nd adapter, is that ok? thank you for help













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Answer:about ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter

Not sure what you mean by 2nd and 3rd adapters. If you mean Ultrabay II vs III, the 400/500 series must use Ultrabay III. No Choice there. Your 7mm thick drive will work.

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I purchased a Serial ATA Bay Adapter and Hitachi 120gb hhard drive with my T61.  Can't find help anywhere on how to get this thing setup.  The computer recognizes the hardware when installed.  Computer Management lists the primary drive as Disk 1 (Preload C and the 2nd drive as Drive 0 (Unallocated).  Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Answer:ThinkPad T61 Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter

Dive need to be formated , lol) Just right click on unallocated space and choose format...

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I would like to install a second hard drive in my T61. I saw a thread that advised I can do this by purchasing a "Thinkpad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter". The thread also had a link where one can be purchased. However, the page displayed by the link said that the product was unavailable. Do I have any other options for installing a second hard drive? Will this adapter become available for purchase in the future? I want to install solaris or Linux on the second drive and boot from it, I assume this is possible. Thanks.

Answer:Thinkpad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter

i don't think lenovo is producing these anymore, you will have to try your luck on ebay or get a second hand on marketplace on forum.thinkpads.com

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Does anyone associated with Lenovo know when the ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive 12.7mm Bay Adapter III (Part # 0A65623) will  be back in stock and available for purchase? It's not currently available on Lenovo.com.





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Answer:Availabiliaty of ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive 12.7mm Bay Adapter III

Save some money. http://www.ebay.com/itm/2nd-SSD-HDD-hard-drive-Caddy-For-Lenovo-Thinkpad-T430-W530-T530-/22106977677...

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Just received my new Lenovo ThinkPad T430s with 180GB Solid State drive.  I have a ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter II with a 500GB hard drive that I used on my old T500.  The new T430s does not recognize the Drive Bay when I slide it in.  Is there a BIOS setting that I missed or is this drive incompatable with my new Lenovo laptop? I run heavy testing with VirtualBox and my additional 500GB drive that I used in my old T500 contains all of my sandbox machines as well as ISOs.  This could be a deal breaker if I cannot get the system to recognize the drive bay at it's 500GB drive. Thanks for your assistance! Kavic













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Answer:T430s and ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter II

You need a different ultrabay HDD/SSD adapter.  You need the "ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive 9.5mm Bay Adapter III" part number 43N3412 or one of the good knockoffs on eBay.

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Hi, Will the LENOVO G50-80 and ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III work together?

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Does anyone know if this adapter will work for T61? So far I could only find this 'ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter    40Y8725' on the website that says work for T61.  But I thought Ultrabay options are supposed to be interchangable? Hopefully this is the case. I prefers to purchase newer model if this is compatible to T61.













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Answer:ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III 43N3412 for T61

this is the one for the T61. The ultrabay slim use a PATA connectio to the laptop's motherboard, so the adapter you are purchasing contains a SATA to PATA chip, to allow you to use a SATA hdd. While, the newer thinkpads, T400, T500, R400, R500, X200, W500 all use a SATA connection to the laptop's motherboard, so the ultrabay device for the previous machines are not physically compatible. This move was due to the need to allow for full SATAII support. 

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Hello all, I have recently switched out the 500GB drive originally installed on my T420 for an SSD. Instead of letting the spare drive sit there consuming dust, I have decided to purchase a hard drive caddy to utilize more storage. However, after reading the instruction manual for "ThinkPad 12.7mm Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter II", I realized that the bay adapter requires the hard drive casing and rubber rails, both of which my SSD currently occupies.  It's a bit perplexing... On top of the expensive caddy, are we still to purchase the rubber rails and the casing? If not, what are the alternatives? Thank you. I appreciate the help.













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Answer:ThinkPad 12.7mm Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III For T420

I have the 12.7mm adapter, and it does not require the basic drive caddy with rubber rails. In fact, there is not room for that.  The drive is fastened to the adapter with 4 screws on the back.  

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On the W510, is this hooked up to a SATA3 (300mbps) interface, or would running 2x Intel X25-M Gen2 be pointless?

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Hello, I woud like to know if T43 is compatible with Thinkpad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter (40Y8725), a re-seller told me that it is, but in Lenovo specifications can't find this statement. Anyone can help me? If so,  anyone with this configuration can share above all performance? BR.













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Answer:T43 with Thinkpad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter 40Y8725

After my coriuos was driving me #$%&@........... I decided to buy the Thinkpad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter 40Y8725 put a 320G western digital scorpio black sata drive and try to install it in my T43. It works like a charm, the only thing is that the 40Y872 comes with a plastic edge,  which makes the adapter don't fit in the ultrabay. After removing it with a plane knife fits well. Good news is that i dont have to reboot my T43 to swap to my media device.I think it should work on every TXX series model. Hope this helps for anyone who wants more storage capacity in a T series model.   

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Hi Team, I have ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter (1.5Gb/s) P/N 26R9246 in ThinkPad R60. I bought a new HDD 250GB (7200RPM), it is not getting detected when I lock in this adapter.. Any solution guys??? ThanksKarthick

Answer:ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter P/N 26R9246 in ThinkPad R60

Hi,

I think you probably need to initialize the drive, to do so put the drive in the adapter, insert it in the bay and follow initialization instructions:- http://www.brighthub.com/computing/hardware/articles/22069.aspx

Hope this helps.





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HeyI recently purchased a Thinkpad SATA HDD Bay for my T60, and then a Hitachi Travelstar 500 GB HDD 2.5 SATA which i sadly found out where to high in the z-dimensions.Are there in list or can anybody inform my about some 2.5 SATA HDD (preferable Hitachi) who fits in my bay and T60, with the highest harddrive capacity as possible.

Answer:ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter Comfortable list

Vinther, welcome to the forum,
 
all 2.5" SATA with max. 9.5mm height should work a treat

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Hello, I'm trying to purchase a ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter (Part number: 40Y8725) but somehow I can't find the reference on the Lenovo.fr site (it is on the .com site) I was wondering if the new ThinkPad Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter III (P/N 43N3412) would work in a T61p?It is specified for T400/500 but not the older models...(and is more expensive...) Thanks for any hint,PhG

Answer:ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III compatible with T61P?

Bonjour ph_gregoire, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
 
The Adapter III won't work.
 
The "Field Replacement Unit" part number for the 40Y8725 is 26R9246. You should find it on sale as a spare part here:
 
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-50319.html

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I am new in this Forum. I am a ThinkPad Fan. I brought ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter (40Y8725) to fit my T60 2613HBU. It works well. One week ago I ordered another Thinkpad T410 (2615CTO). Now I am still waiting for my shipment. I just want to know, whether my existing Storage Adaptor (40Y8725) could fit T410? If yes, I could use my existing Storage Adaptor (with SATA Hard disk) on my new T410 and that will be Great.  

Answer:Whether ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter (40Y8725) could fit T410?

Up.

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I have a T61p and purchased a hard drive adapter (pn: 40Y8725) and a 320 GB 5400 rpm hard drive (pn: 43N3403).  After ejecting the CD burner and inserting the adapter with new hard drive the system did say it was ready for use.  Problem is that is does NOT show up on the "My Computer" so I don't know how to access it.  I purchased the devices to back up the computer easily. How do I get it to register (if that is the correct term) on the My Computer so I can use it?  I am using MS Windows XP Professional.













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Answer:T61p Thinkpad Hard drive adapter and Hard drive set up question

do you see it in the bios???

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Hello Forums! I'm getting a new T500 and would like to run with the hard drive in the Hard Drive Bay Adapter II. Is this possible?What I'm planning to do is run the laptop with two different OS's and switch between them using the Hard Drive Bay Adapter II. Thank for your responses.

Answer:Can I use a Hard Drive Bay Adapter II as the primary hard drive?

It works like a charm. You'll need to hit F12 at startup to select the boot source.

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Drive 1 not found Serial ATA , SATA Primary Hard Disk 0 Not Found Help Please Barbarajo99
 

Answer:Drive 1 not found Serial ATA , SATA Primary Hard Disk 0 Not

Howdy and welcome. I've removed your poll, as it was unnecessary.

thanks,

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I have a Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III that was installed at the factory with a Seagate 500GB HD. I'm trying to get the HD out of the adapter, but I can't get it to pull out. I've checked the user guide and it talks about a retaining latch that should be lifted/lowered when installing the drive, but I sure don't see a retaining latch. Wonder if they installed it wrong at the factory. Suggestions? Picture attached:  Thanks.













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Answer:Unable to get HD out of Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III

Hmmm...the plastic retaining latch should be at the back across the drive, and it simply pivots up when you pull on it. Once it is up, you simply pull straight back on the drive to disengage it from the connector, and then it can be lifted out. 

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I have been looking into getting more data storage on my t410, and had some questions about adapting the dvd for HDD use. 1)does the t410 definitely support the adapter? 2)will the adapter support any 2.5'' 9.5mm HDD? can i still use a 7200rpm drive? 3)does this setup support shock protection, like the original HDD drive bay? 4)is there anything else i should consider? thx in advance













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Answer:t410 - using the Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter III

I bought mine off ebay from hongkong for about £15. It's not genuine but works well.  I've got WD Scorpio black 320Gb in there which is 7200 and 9mm thick ( I guess )  Do not know if shock protection is included within ultrabay adapter as I use as a desktop replacement. The only problem with my HD in the ultrabay is noise - WD Scorpio Black are quite noisy and vibrate a lot (7200). I suppose if you would use 5400 with higher capacity that would be a nice setup.

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Do any of you have the ThinkPad W700 ... with SSD as the Primary Hard Drive (and standard 7200 RPM drive as the 2nd hard drive) ... and if so, what kind of performace improvements are you seeing with this configuration, as opposed to a W700 with a standard 7200 RPM drive as the primary (boot) drive? Of course, I am assuming ... that the OS (Win7) would be on the SSD. Specifically things like boot time and other typical operations? And lets take a scenario wherein say you install Adobe CS4 Web Premium.  I'm guessing you would install the entire application on the standard drive? Or not?  And if so, I'm guess all the Registry entries of course would still be on the SSD?  So ... overall, how would this installation mix (for lack of a better term) affect performance of CS4.  Of course, I realize you could ... install it all on the SSD, but ... eventually that drive could start tapping out space wise ... or maybe not? thx.mx

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This error I am recieving is very annoying and comes up every time I resume my system. Anyone know how to possibly fix this issue?  Is there a way to adjust the power  manager to not try to eject the hard drive every time it suspends?

Answer:Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III resume error

Thought it needs a little more explanation. On the second hard drive (Hitachi) I have all the program files for only games. All other programs are installed on the primary. No games or programs from the second hard drive are being run before I suspend the system. I am unsure if the power manager has the capability somewhere to tell the system to not eject the second drive upon suspending.

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I have a M50 - 8187 Think Centre and I see on the motherboard and in the manual that there is a SATA 1 and a SATA 2 connection. I tried to hook up a SATA 2 hard drive but when I connect everything up using a SATA data cable, there is nothing recognizable in the BIOS. I took a 30 gig IDE hard drive and hooked it up as a slave and the BIOS recognized it right away. My question is, can a SATA hard drive be used on the M50 Think Centre series and if so, what do I have to do to get the SATA 2 controller recognized in the BIOS. I updated the BIOS to the latest version, but this did not help. I see no where in the BIOS to enable SATA. Any help regarding my problem is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!! Ken













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Answer:Installing a SATA 2 Hard Drive with the first hard drive being a primary IDE Hard Drive

You never will have to 'Enable' SATA for it to work, are you sure your plugging in the sata power cable ? The question may also be can your machine handle this drive, not can the machine handle sata. I would reccomend running a bios update, and then trying again. 

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HiMY T42 died and I have ordered a T500 with a 64 GB SSD, and got this adapter as well.The Adapter has come, the T500 has not.I extracted the 100 GB SATA disk -- Seagate 7200.1 from my T42 and would like to use it as a backup or extra disk in the T500 using this adpater.However, the adaptor has a relatively short connector whereas the Seagate has a set of pins that run almost the full width of the drive -- they dont seem to be compatible at all.Surprising.Any thoughts asto how to solve this problem?Thx in advance

Answer:T500 Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter II -- how to install Seagate disk in it

ulall, welcome to the forum, the adapter you received is only suitable for S-ATA hard drives, your T42 has an P-ATA hard drive and is unfortunately not compatible with the adapter. If you wish to use the drive from the T42 you will need to obtain an external USB caddy. An other alternative would be to obtain an S-ATA drive to use in the adapter you have.  Hope this helps  edit; typo Message Edited by andyP on 11-23-2008 08:23 PM

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HII have a T61p (8891-CTO). Windows Vista was installed and I used with a Serial ATA Hard drive Bay Adapter 40Y8725 with Hitachi HTS722020K9A00 and all was working fine. I bought a new HDD and installed Windows 7 Professionnal 64 bits. Now I have problem with the bay. When I did a cold start with the bay, if I want to remove it, it took several minutes and an error message appear that a program is using it. Then the LED is still on and the drive is not available.Does someone have the same problem? Thanks in advance 





T61p (8891-CTO) Windows 7 Professional 64 bits, HDD Hitachi 320 Go (7200 rpm)

Answer:T61p Serial ATA Hard drive Bay Adapter 40Y8725 problem with Win 7 64 bits

Is the new Hitachi drive in the main bay (the 320 GB) a 7K500 model? http://www.hitachigst.com/portal/site/en/products/travelstar/7K500/

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can the hdd in the subject line be used with a T40? thanks, al

Answer:ThinkPad 200GB Security (FDE) 7200 rpm Serial ATA Hard Drive 41N5738

it will not work in the primary drive bay.   your T40 uses a parallel ATA interface and the drive mentioned has a serial ATA interface.

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Hello guys!We are trying to install a Crucial m500 960Gb SSD into the hard drive bay adapter for the w540.While the drive fits, once it's connected is not snug and kind of "rattles" inside the bay adapter.It turns out that you need one of this little adapter/spacers that are present in the actual main SSD that came with the machine.We've searched everywhere for the part number or even it's name, with no luck.
Here's the picture of the part:
 
Link to image
How can we get one?
Shouldn't this part be included in the Hard Drive Bay Adapter IV?
Thanks so much for your help!Nicolas E.
 
Moderator note: images totalling more than 50k converted to links per forum rules:  Lenovo Community Participation Rules

Answer:SSD "adapter/spacer" missing in ThinkPad 9.5mm SATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter IV for W540

No one has ever wanted to install a Crucial m500 SSD in the Hard Drive Bay Adapter?

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I am planning to purchase the new ThinkPad P71, but I would like to replace the default optical drive with an extra HDD. Is the Ultrabay Drive Adapter III (P/N 43N3412) the correct accessory to do this? I cannot find mention to the exact part number to use in the user manual currently available from site. Thanks in advance for any help.













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Answer:ThinkPad P71 hard drive bay adapter

Hi Andrea,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding Hard Drive Adapter for ODD Bay for ThinkPad P71
This is P/N 4XH0L67917 used for ThinkPad P70 and I guess both system specifications & dimensions are almost identical so it should work fine.
You can also try with aftermarket Adapters which is much cheaper like this one
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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I purchased a new Samsung HM160HC hard drive and a Thinkpad 2nd HDD adapter for Ultrabay slim for a Thinkpad T40. When I install the PATA hard drive into the adapter do I need to configure the hard drive as slave, cable select, or leave as master? Any help would be appreciated.    

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I'm just wondering if anyone with a T440 (or anyone really) has the the newest model HD adapter, link below, for the optical drive? http://support.lenovo.com/en_AU/product-and-parts/detail.page?DocID=PD029625 If not, anyone with a T440p could help Would you be able to do me a favour a provide some measurements so I can determine if the adapter fits my E540? Even just measuring the optical drive of the T440p should work - as the adapter and it should be the same? Specifically, adapter/drive height:bezel/cover height:long length:shorter length before diagonal:shortest length after diagonal:width at (narrower) end:width before diagonal (wider part):bezel/cover width:And, is the bit sticking out at the back removeable? I ask because tech support do not have these measurements and officially no adapters work in the E series, even though the functionality remains i.e. it is possible to run a second hard drive I am guessing that the connector at the back is in the same location on the right hand side (when facing it) almost as high as the adapter itself. Thank you very much for your help. I am not too keen on spending $70 to test it.













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Answer:ThinkPad 9.5 Hard Drive Adapter IV or T440p

These are all approximate, measurements, so assume +/- 0.1cm. Also, I'm unsure if I measured the correct spots for you on cover/bezel height/width adapter/drive height: 0.9cmbezel/cover height: ~1cm. No good point to measure from.long length: 13.1cmshorter length before diagonal: 9.5cmshortest length after diagonal: 1.1cmwidth at (narrower) end: 10.2cmwidth before diagonal (wider part): 12.8cmbezel/cover width: 1.9cm on the side without the diagonal. To be safe, the interior width is 7.9cm.The bit sticking out at the back: Nope, not removable. It's a screw anchor, and it's molded with the rest of the casing.

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If I remove the primary hard drive and replace it with a new one, install the old one in an enclosure to make it portable, can I then transfer files from the portable to the new hard drive installed in the computer?

Answer:Removing primary hard drive and using it as a portable hard drive.

If its an IDE drive you can, thought I would then set the jumper to cable select.

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Hello All, I am not a very computer savvy person, but here it goes. I have added a second hard drive to my computer and I installed Windows XP OS. My primary hard drive has Windows 7. My primary drive is connected via a SATA connection and the the secondary hard drive is connected via IDE connection. I have set the jumper "pins" on both drives to match each other. The Bios has the Second hard drive set as slave. Upon start up I do not get an option to select an OS. It automatically goes into Windows 7. What do I need to do so that I can get prompted to chose an OS? Please help. Thanks alot.
 

Answer:Can't boot secondary hard drive that has different OS from primary hard drive

Apples and oranges. There may be tricks, but normally dual boots require setups all be on the same type cables and connectors.
 

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My primary HDD was failing so I backed it up and replaced it with a larger 1TB drive.  After reinstalling everything the new drive is displaying the same size as my old drive and the extra space available is unallocated.  I can allocate it as
a separate drive but I find that annoying and would prefer to just have my primary C: drive show up with all of the available space.  I formatted the extra space and made it available separately as drive G hoping that I could EXPAND drive C but that option
is not highlighted as selectable on drive C for some reason.  Should I just live with this extra space or is there a way to easily combine C and the new G space?

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I bought this ThinkPad 9.5mm SATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter IV from Lenovo part number is 0B47315. So I put my secondary hard drive in it and put it in the machine...and boot up my windows 7 440p laptop. I didn't pay attention at boot time, but windows 7 does a chkdsk on it and drops all the partitions on the drive..causing me to lose my data on it. Anyone have used this adaptor successfully? I don't see this part number on the unit anywhere: 0B47315the secondary hard drive adapter still has a very visible gap(at least 1/8th inch) between the frame and the hard drive all around so it allows for the hard drive to have a lot of wiggle room in the adapter.I see this part number on the unit: FRU P/N 04X1602. Thanks in advance. 

Answer:440p ThinkPad 9.5mm SATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter IV....anyone have used this successfully?

I have one.  I noticed the gap around the drive and used a piece of metal tape on the front edge to secure it to the base of the adapter.  That worked fine. That said, however, I quit using it and just got a larger capacity SSD as a single drive.  A spinning hard drive in the adapter makes both heat and noise.  There's no good exhaust path for the heat, and the spin noise is annoying.  Maybe an SSD in the adapter if you want.  But a terabyte SSD in the main slot is good enough for me.

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I have recently bought a ThinkPad Edge E555 and I am have looked at finding a SATA hard drive adapter bay that will fit in the dvd slot of my E555. Any Ideas as to what model of a SATA HDD/SSD bay adapter that will fit in the ThinkPad Edge E555?

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I just added an extra hard drive in my Advance Dock.  I initialized it and formatted it.  I can copy files to it.  Everything seems fine except that I cannot boot the computer with the hard drive inserted in the dock.  It locks up at the Lenovo splash screen - doesn't even get to the point that it's trying to load Windows Vista. Any idea how to move past this?  It's a pain to have to remove and reinsert the hard drive every time I boot.  Thanks!













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Answer:Thinkpad Advance Dock hard drive using ultra bay adapter

After spending about four hours on the phone with Lenovo support, installing updates (at their direction) that corrupted other programs, installing new docking station they sent, still no resolution. Called my dell support guy.  He had the answer for me off the top of his head.  No research, no digging thru KB articles.  I am posting the resolution here in hopes that it will help some other poor soul who experienced my issue. Go into BIOS.  Go to Config.  Go to USB.  Disable the option to boot from USB devices. Computer now boots fine with hard disk installed in dock.  No issues.  Now if I can just fix my other programs that got broken....

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To those in the forum I recently damaged my thinkpad edge laptop 15" after not long ago having to reload every program and everything onto it, it takes me sometimes a week to get things back to normal. It's damaged irrepairably but the hard drive is Ok. I've now bought a thinkpad G570. Can I simply replace the hard drive int he G570, with the pre-loaded harddrive from the THinkpad, and will it just load up and work? The solution that has been offered to me so far ist to buy the sata -usb cable, and attach the old hard drive to the new g570 and go through the one key recovery and transfer the whole system that way. Any ideas would be great. I'd prefer just to swap the new hard drive for the old.  

Answer:Replacing Ideapad Hard Drive with Pre-loaded Thinkpad Edge hard drive

Hi, RichardBarclay
 
Provided the hard drives are the same size and use the same connection, there is no reason that the new computer shouldn't recognize it. And provided the new hard drive is simply removed and not touched until you're sure the old hard drive works, then there shouldn't be any danger in trying. If, for some reason, the old hard drive doesn't work in the new computer, then I would recommend getting a SATA-USB cable to simply transfer the files. And you may want to do that anyway as it is, in my opinion, a useful device to have in case you ever want to transfer data between drives again.
 
Best of luck,
Adam
 
 
 





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Hard Drive not detected-Primary Master Hard Disk ErrorSystem went off while working and message above appeared. When attempted to restart I got a full screen with:AMIBIOS(C) 2008 American Megatrends, Inc.Copyright 2008 by Hewlett -Packard CompanyBIOS Revision: 5.01 BIOS Date: 04/18/2008CPU Type: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5750 @2.006HzCPU Speed: 2.00 GHz/FSB Speed: 667MHzCache RAM (L2): 2048 KBInstalled Memory: 4096 MB MB/PC2-5300 Dual ChannelMemory Bank 1: 2048 MB/DDR2 SDRAMMemory Bank 2: 2048 MB/DDR2 SDRAMInitializing USB Controllers..Done1st Dive None2nd Drive: TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-T633A01 USB mass storage devices found and configured.Primary Master Hard Drive ErrorPress F1 to ResumeI did but nothing happened.Thanks for your input. Hope I don't have to buy a new PC

Answer:Primary Master hard Disk Error - No hard drive detected

First pull ac power and then press power on button a few times. Then replace ac plug and see if it boots correctly.If not then use bios to see if there is a hard drive. Some have a sort of autodetect selection. If still fails then get the hard drive diagnostic for that brand. Almost every hard drive company offers great software that can run usually from a cd or dvd drive. You boot to the cd.Then maybe I'd go in the computer (after you remove ac and press power button a few times and use esd strap) to re-seat hard drive cables. Look for any wear or damage on the cables. Test the power supply maybe too. A Pit Bull is like a gun you can pet. And there is no safety on it.

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This all started when I used my backup hard drive w/Win2000 (seagate) as Primary & my newer hard drive(Maxtor) w/Win2000 as my slave. I bought a new HDD (Western Digital) & wanted to copy files.

Anyway with my old hard drive as a master I accessed my newer HDD with win2000. The files were like jibberish, folders and files were all named with letters & numbers. Anyway I ran scandisk on it. When I did that the hard drive changed & created a folder of broken file fragments & that's all that was showing on the drive.

I finally created a new OS on my Western Digital and made it my primary & put the messed up Maxtor as a slave. All I saw in the drive was the file folder with file fragments.

HOWEVER the Maxtor HDD says it still has 8+ gigs of data. The problem is I can't see any of the files & they are not hidden. Anyone know the problem & is there anyway to recover these files??

One more problem. I have another hard drive as a slave & sometimes when I bootup the drive is there & sometimes it isn't. Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Primary Hard Drive Cannot read 2nd Hard Drive

Anyway with my old hard drive as a master I accessed my newer HDD with win2000. The files were like jibberish, folders and files were all named with letters & numbers. Anyway I ran scandisk on it. When I did that the hard drive changed & created a folder of broken file fragments & that's all that was showing on the drive.Click to expand...

at this point a good file recovery app. is needed






HOWEVER the Maxtor HDD says it still has 8+ gigs of data. The problem is I can't see any of the files & they are not hidden. Anyone know the problem & is there anyway to recover these files??Click to expand...

0&0 recovery and file scavenger recovery app. are a few




One more problem. I have another hard drive as a slave & sometimes when I bootup the drive is there & sometimes it isn't. Any suggestions?Click to expand...

this drive may be on the way out
HDD regen is a application that may fix it up for a while
 

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Windows XP Pro displays the primary hard Drive set as the master on IDE 1 as drive F: instead of drive C:. I can not find the cause.....any ideas? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks
 

Answer:Windows XP displays primary hard drive as drive F: instead of Drive C:

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Hi,I can buy 2nd version of hard drive adapter. It's specifications are not avaible on Lenovo website. What are the differences between II and III version? I want to use it on T400 with SSD.

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Hello,

I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop. I have an image of the entire hard drive that I created when I first got the computer (using Acronis TrueImage), and I'd like to restore that image, returning the laptop back to that fresh, clean original state. I've done this two or three times before and it worked great each time.

But now there's a problem. Normally I would connect to the laptop a USB storage/backup drive that has the disk image, boot the laptop from a Rescue Media CD created by Acronis, then restore that disk image from the back-up drive onto the laptop's HDD.

When I tried it this time round, the laptop's HDD was not listed in TrueImage at all. I created a new rescue media disk, tried it again, and got the same result.

I then took the HDD out of the laptop, connected it to an adapter kit that let's you power up and plug in the drive via a USB port and external power supply, and tried the same procedure using my desktop to run the operation. Same result. The drive was not detected by Acronis.

The drive does not seem to spin up at all when it is connected.

** Keep in mind the drive still works when installed in the laptop -- it boots into Windows XP etc. **

When I plug the drive into my desktop, the drive does not show up in Disk Management (Start | Right-click My Computer | Manage | Disk Management). It doesn't show up in either of the two right-side windows. (so there's no way I know of to format it or d... Read more

Answer:Primary hard drive boots in laptop but isn't recognized when used as external drive

It's a power issue. Had the same issue taking a 2.5" laptop hdd and attempting to hook up w/ a passive usb sata hdd cable. my recommendation is to use a powered usb sata cable. like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812119475 having proper power will allow the USB bus to detect and power the hdd correctly. Hope this helps, take care!
 

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H Guys,Need help with this one. Got three Dell Latitude C810 Laptops and all three are coming up with the same message. Primary Hard Drive: NoneFixed Optical Drive: Not installed.I am very comfortable around computers / laptops  and thought I knew my way around them until now.The hard drives are all brand new 40GB IDE hard drives that work fine on other laptops (tested them). The laptops have the HD adapters fitted before I installed them in the laptops. Even bought three replacement adapters - just in case. Did not make any difference.When the units power up, they go through POST, spend ages on the splash screen and the error messages come up.The HD and Optical Drive is not registering in BIOS.I read somewhere to take out the battery, unplug laptop from mains and hold power botton for 30 seconds or so. Tried that no luck.Also read somewhere to have the Caps, Num and Scroll keys all on in or before going into BIOS and do the Alt+E, Alt+F and Alt+B. The Alt+B combination was supposed to be held until the laptop reboots itself. Held them down for almost a minute and nothing happened. Laptop did not reboot. The Alt+F did reset the Laptops Bios to default setting and dates, and nothing more. They still did not register the HD or Optical Drive.I have swapped out HDs, DVD ROMs, with or without battery, Swapped out RAMs - ram memtest on another laptop. They all came back okay.This is really thrown me and I'd realy appreciate some assitance.Cheers guys.KS

Answer:Dell Latitude C810 Primary hard drive : None Fixed optical drive : Not Installed

Dead CMOS batteries ? ?May be worth trying replacing 1 at least to see...

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I am looking for a hard drive enclosure for my Thinkpad 770Z hard drive.  I have done a number of searches, but I have not idea of what kind of enclosure to get that is compatible with my hard drive.  Any ideas?

Answer:Hard drive enclosure for Thinkpad 770Z 14.1 IDE hard drive

Are you looking for an external enclosure or for an internal caddy? You should be able to find caddies via Google and on eBay. IIRC the 770 series had a single USB port, however, this was a USB 1.1 interface. That severely limits the speed at which data transfers between the 770 and the drive. A better alternative IMO is to find a USB 2.0 PCMCIA adapter card and attach the external drive via it.

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Hi, Will the hard drive password work if I move the hard drive from a damaged SL500 to a SL510. I set a power-on and hard drive password when the hard drive was in the SL500 (before the laptop got damaged). Thanks for your help!

Answer:Hard Drive Password - moved hard drive to another ThinkPad

Hi tango91a,
 
Can't say for sure, but you'll definitely be able to disable the HDD password on another SL500, and IIRC POP is only tied to the system board and not the HDD.





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I have a Y500 model that originally came with a Samsung Spinpoint 5400RPM 1TB HDD + 16GB SSD cache mSATA drive. The original drive failed a few days ago, so I have decided to not only replace the new "spinning" drive with a 7200RPM model but I also bought a Samsung EVO 850 mSATA 128GB drive. At the moment, I have only inserted both drives into the laptop and they are both completely blank. I went into the BIOS and it shows 2 Hard Drives recognized both the 1TB "spinning" drive as well as the mSATA SSD. The mSATA was labeled Hard Disk 1 and the 1TB as #2. Unfortunately, I didn't create my recovery USB media until the original Spinpoint drive was at about 70% drive health according to Acronis Drive Monitor. I didn't receive any errors but I am skeptical on the stability of all of the recovery media that is contained on the USB flash drive. Anyway, what option should I take to make the mSATA SSD the primary boot drive with the OS and programs and the 1TB as the data only drive for everything else? I have been reading a lot of threads here about cloning with Paragon Backup & Recovery and also Paragon Migrate OS to SSD programs, however in this case I have both drives completely blank and basically starting from scratch.  Also, I have read some threads that say with Windows 8 and later you can create a clean install recovery media USB that will work from this Microsoft site (link). I was able to run Belarc Advisor to obtain a product key, however ... Read more

Answer:Y500 - hard drive failed, now ready to install replacement + new mSATA SSD to be primary boot drive

hi Cool_Man,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
You should be able to activate Windows using the Create installation media for Windows 8.1 link as the product key shoud activate both versions of Windows (8 and 8.1).
 
If you're already decided what type of installation you need (either legacy or UEFI installation), you can then pop in the USB installation media and install Windows on the mSATA drive.
 
More info:
Create Bootable USB or DVD with Windows 8 ISO
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
 
Note:
If you get problems activating online, you will need to activate by phone.
 
How to Activate Windows 8 and 8.1 by Phone
 
 
Regards

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Hello and good evening to you all. I have a slight problem and i'm hoping to get some help please. I have a nice samsung laptop, it came with 320gb hard drive, and when i set it up it was split into the following:
C drive: 45.9GB free of 112GB
D drive: 167GB free of 167GB
I've put some music and a few other things on the c drive, so its beginning to fill up, so I need to know HOW to increase the space on the C drive by getting more space from the D drive please.
many thanks

Answer:How to increase space on my Primary Hard Drive from secondary drive

use this but read carefully
http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm
eaesus partition manager
sanap

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Hello all. I have a technical background (hardware control systems), but am by no means a threat to any IT guy who actually understands DOS (Greek), or different OS platforms. In that regard, I will claim ignorance with a smidgen of knowledge---just so you know who you are dealing with and will correspondingly, dumb down your answers to my level (slightly smarter than a pile of rocks when it comes to absorbing this type of information).

I have a Dell GX630, 3.2 GHz computer with Windows XP Pro SP3 that is replacing my older 700MHz machine. I have painfully copied all programs, files, and added the peripheral hardware (printer, scanner, modems) to make this a duplicate replacement computer system with an addition monitor.

I have read all the posts for making a bootable flash drive (stick) and made both a Hirens bootable stick (three different sticks, Sandisk 4GB, Kingston 1 GB, and a generic 16GB) and a BartPE bootable CD disk?.my eyes bled, and the hammering base drum in my head has subsided. I?m Scotch/Irish/German with no desire to conquer the world, drink every Pub dry, and do it for little or no money, but I am stubborn, hard-headed, and tenacious to a fault.

My goal is to make a stand-a-lone Seagate FreeAgent USB (self powered) external drive, a working replacement "main drive (0)" for my computer with it?s own operating system
(XP Pro SP3). I used the Seagate software to clone the C SATA drive to this USB drive (NTFS). The reality is to have a cloned... Read more

Answer:Can you make an external USB hard drive, bootable and use as a Primary Drive

Hi

not sure what you are trying to acheive, from what ive read you cant get windows to boot from an exteranl usb hdd no matter what you do.

if its just for disaster recovery then do what i do.

you can ,make flash sticks bootable but i never could make a HDD bootable using windows, so i took the drive out of the enclosure and put it in my laptop, i booted from a win98 cd and fdisked and formatted the drive then sys'd it to make it bootable, i copied ghost onto it and wrote a small autoexec.bat file to set ghost running at boot up.

i then booted from it with it plugged into the laptop and ran a disk clone to a file onto the USB HDD.

when i want to restore it i just image the drive in from the USB HDD and im done.
 

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Okay so I know this may be one of those pain in the butt tasks but If it can be done it will help out a lot.
I currently have Vista 64-bit installed on my computer. I have been using the computer at work because we needed one in a pinch and now its the work computer. This is changing, but very important info and files are on this drive and it will be so much easier to be able to just put the hard drive in a the new computer and run it as the primary. Problem is, obviously, different parts. We could just install it as a slave but then you have Vista on it for no reason, taking up valuable and needed space.
Is there a way to do this? maybe by installing the drivers for the new computer before the switch? I don't know...any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Moving your primary hard drive to a new computer to be used as a primary there too???

Originally Posted by Squa190


Okay so I know this may be one of those pain in the butt tasks but If it can be done it will help out a lot.
I currently have Vista 64-bit installed on my computer. I have been using the computer at work because we needed one in a pinch and now its the work computer. This is changing, but very important info and files are on this drive and it will be so much easier to be able to just put the hard drive in a the new computer and run it as the primary. Problem is, obviously, different parts. We could just install it as a slave but then you have Vista on it for no reason, taking up valuable and needed space.
Is there a way to do this? maybe by installing the drivers for the new computer before the switch? I don't know...any help would be appreciated.



well....if you have a different motherboard, your HDD wont be able to run the OS installed on it as primary...

just install it as a slave drive, im sure you can run a ''repair install'' on the drive & use it in a ''dual boot'' config.

if thats not possible, install it as a slave drive & simply delete the OS files leaving only your data on the disc..

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Have an older HP Win 98 Media edition computer that I basically use for burning disks and downloading pictures. Yesterday, I went to turn it on and I hear what sounded like the hard drive clanking (arms hitting the platter type sound). I then got an error message on the screen saying "can't load OS" or something like that. I had some pictures and documents on that drive, but I know they're probably toast. I had a secondary hard drive installed that I would move pics and documents to so I could keep them away from the drive with the OS on it. Luckily, I had a spare 40gig drive laying around, so I unplugged both drives in the computer, plugged in the spare drive and loaded my copy of XP Pro, (I don't have a copy of media edition as it came installed on the HP when new). Everything loaded fine on the new drive, computer booted up into XP fine. So, I shut it back down, plugged in the storage drive and booted the computer. Booted fine, so i went to "My computer" and looked for the second drive which was there. Problem is; that drive that I KNOW had data on it (no OS on that drive) now says "drive unformatted, would you like to format"? I cannot access any data on it whatsoever. As far as the drives go, the replacement drive I loaded XP on was a bit older than my storage drive, so I had to connect it with the 80 pin cable, the newer drive is connected by (SATA?) single small cable. Digging around in properties for the second drive, I'm sure I saw somewhere that it said ... Read more

Answer:2nd Hard Drive Issue after Primary Drive Replacement

http://www.recovermyfiles.com/data-...I am a hardware guy not a software guy but i try to help.

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Hi all,

Hardware: Compaq Armada 7400, 300Mhz PII, 64Mb RAM , 20 Gb USB ARCdisk (External).

Ok, here goes...i have come just been given the above kit. It did come with its standard 10Gb IBM HDD which is unserviceable (numerous clicking etc - slaved it to my desktop and no joy at all so its hitting the bin).

After a bit of thought i realised that i have a spare 20Gb external USB ARCdisk so i have been trying to install XP Pro SP1 on the machine (using the USB HDD as the primary drive-no internal disc). The install sets of ok, going through "inspecting hardware config", starts loading the drivers and then reaches the point of selecting the partition to install to (there is activity on the drive as it inspects it (red light) and shows the exact size of the disk but then falls over after i select the partition saying "Your computers startup program cannot gain access to the disk".

I then thought "ahhh USB" maybe the XP disk didn't have the right driver so i restarted the setup and hit "F6" to install a third party USB Mass Storage Device driver but as soon as i hit return to load the drivers from the floppy i get a message back saying "the file txtsetup.oem could not be found". Back to square one.

I can't even seem to gain access to the BIOS as the older Compaq seemed to use a partition on the HDD to store part of it (according to HP website).

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I have two hard drives. Both have Win XP and both are NTFS file system. The one that has all my info on it is out of my old Dell Dimension. Here's the trouble. My old computer will recognize both hard drives is the Bios no matter how I connect them. If I connect my old hard drive as primary and the Dell drive as slave I can see both in Win XP. If I connect the Dell drive as master it will detect both in Bios but will only go to screen that says Windows will start in 30 sec. but freezes after the 30 sec.

Any advice? I need the Dell hard drive for the info on it.
 

Answer:How to set up old hard drive as primary

You probably can't boot from the old drive in the new pc because when it was loaded on very different hardware. Usually this results in a blue screen when trying to boot. Why do you just boot off of the new drive and copy the stuff from the old drive onto the new one?
 

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I am trying to access files on a hard drive from a different computer which will no longer load the OS. I have connected the hard drive using a usb adapter. When I plug it in, I get a notice that the device is ready to use, but it does not show up in Computer.

It is visible in the disk manager. There is no drive letter assigned and the options to do so are grayed out. Most of the options in device manager are grayed out, except for 'delete volume' and 'help'.

Answer:hard drive w/ usb adapter- drive shows in disk manager, not computer

Welcome to the forum,

Can you post a maximized screenshot of your full disk management window.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Last night my computer suffered from a blue screen. Due to the computer restarting the only error information I caught was, it was a stop error with the code ending in 7e or 7a or something similar and the message at the top involved the kernal. After rebooting, my computer informed me it could not find any of my hard drives. So I turned it off and left it for an hour, upon returning it informed me that there was an error with my primary hard drive.So I rebooted into my bios and tried to auto detect my hard drives. Only one of them was found and could not be booted from. Any ideas or help would greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Primary Hard Drive Failure

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My Laptop is not wanting to boot up. When I turn it on it says "primary hard disk drive not found, fixed optical drive not found. Under that it says No bootable devices. I have no clue what the problem is. I am running windows XP home edition. Please help!!!!

Answer:Primary hard disk drive

Do we get any clues about the machine. how old it is, what happened prior to this, etc.? See below.Go into the BIOS/setup and see if the drives are recognized there. It may be a failure of the devices (both at the same time from mechanical causes is unlikely) or the IDE controller and therefore the motherboard.Without more info we are just guessing, but it sounds like a trip to the shop is next.  

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I am going to be getting the M93P Tower with the standard 500 gb hard drive.  I purchased a Seagate 240 gb SSD which I would like to use for my software (windows 8 etc) and a 1 T Seagate 600 hybrid SSHD drive for my data.  Can anyone tell me where I might find the instructions to set up the new drives?  Thanks.

Answer:How to change primary hard drive

I purchased my M93p tower with the 1TB drive.  Privately I also bought a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD drive (which is 2.5") along with a mounting adapter so as to be able to install it in the 3.5" internal cage as a second drive. I planned to leave the original 1TB spinner drive exactly where it was in its 5.25" slot, copying the OS (on C and "system reserved"), i.e. the spinner originally) over to the SSD where a new C would then be. Actually, I partitioned the SSD into C and D, and initialized the 1TB spinner into four partitions E, F, G and H.  There is a second SATA6 connector on the motherboard that I plugged the SSD into (using a SATA6 cable that I bought), and there is an available SATA power connector coming off of the 280W power supply that connects to the SSD. Using Macrium Reflect to do the imaging BACKUP (from spinner) and RESTORE (to SSD) it was trivial.  Using Partition Wizard to do the partitioning it was trivial.  Getting into the BIOS to change the boot drive sequence to point to the SSD as "first", as well as setting the new "system reserved" partition on the SSD as "active", it was trivial. If you wanted to pull the stock 500GB spinner out of your M93p to replace it with your Seagate drive, it's just a matter of removing it from the 5.25" cage it is installed in.  Look for the "hardware maintenance manual" for M83p/M93p on the Lenovo support site to show you how to do it, but it's really easy... as long as you have a 5.2... Read more

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I had an older computer given to me it is an Intel Celeron 267 MHZ with 128 MB ram award bios not sure of the mobo.
It did not have a cdrom or hard drive in it so I purchased a 52x LG CD-RW and a Maxtor 40 GB Hard Drive.
I left the jumpers the way they were factory(master) I installed the IDE Cables correctly>>Put the Hard Drive into the Primary and the CD-RW into the secondary. I wanted to make my Hard Drive Primary Master.
So after hooking everything up I start up the pc and when it is detecting Primary master it just sits there on that and says press f4 to skip in brackets. I have gone into the Bios and made sure it was set to auto detect.
So after hours of messing with that still nothing. So i tried changing the jumper on the Hard Drive to slave actually I tried them all and the only way I can make it work is by putting the jumper on Cap Limit(cable Select) on the Hard Drive? So i did that and now when it loads up it says Detecting

IDE Primary Master = None
IDE Primary Slave = My Maxtor 40 Gig Hard Drive
IDE Seconday Master = MY LG CD-RW
IDE Secondary Slave = None

OK so i loaded a boot disk and fdisked set primary partition formatted c: loaded win xp seems to work
So is it ok to leave my hard drive as primary slave? I wanted to set my hard drive as Primary Master how do I do this and what am i doing wrong?
ALso now that windows will load up with these settings I look at my hard drive properties and came to find out that my 40 Gig Hard drive is o... Read more

Answer:I can't set my Hard Drive as Primary Master?

Hi,

Take a look at this and make sure you have ribbon cables the correct place as well as jumper information that you might want to read. See if that helps:


The master and slave jumpers must be set up correctly on your drives as displayed on the top of each drive.

DO NOT mix master and slave with CS (cable select) on the same ribbon cable. If one is Master the other MUST be slave. If one is Cable Select the other one on the same ribbon cable must be Cable Select. (Please note that the majority of hard drives are factory default as Cable Select)

Make sure the drive is placed correctly on the ribbon cable as shown below:

M
O
T
H ==Ribbon Cable=== Slave ===Master (end of cable)
E
R ..................................?? OR ??
B
O == Ribbon Cable==Cable Select==Cable Select (end of cable)
A ..............................( as Slave)??. ( as Master)
R
D


Ribbon Cables and colors of 80 pin cables look and are to be used like this:

Motherboard============Slave==============Master
???.....Blue??.....??.??..Gray?????..........???Black
.
Make sure a master is always present, because you can not run a slave without a master.

Cables must be the 80 conductor cables for hard drives and never any more than 18? long.

A friend recently told me that with Western Digital if it is the only drive on the cable, the jumper will need to be removed ( try removing the jumper and connect the drive by itself on the IDE channel ) I don?t have Western D... Read more

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Hi, i need some help i am trying to install my new hard drive eide, I already format the hard drive using Windows Xp and I already copy all the files but when the conputer restarts it says Primary Master drice fails, I already check the cables and sitch the jumper and nothing still saying the same thing, does some know what can i do at this point
 

Answer:Primary Hard Drive Not Found

You need to go into the computer's BIOS and check the "Boot Menu" to find out where your new drive is located in the boot order. Check you machines manual to find out which key to use to get into the BIOS, many times it's the delete key. The drive obviously was recognized by the machine at some point, or you would have not been able to install Windows.
 

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my primary hard drive don't show up in my PC

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I'm having some trouble with a PC which has not been booting up.Originally it was coming up with the 'strike F1 for reboot, F2 for setup' message. If I reset the machine a few times it generally booted up in the end.If I went into the setup, it just said Unknown Device next to the primary hard drive (it was set to auto detect).Yesterday however, it wouldn't boot at all depeite numerous times to reboot and then to disconnect and reconnect the HDD.I took it out and stuck it in another machine, only to be presented with the same problem.Putting it back in the original machine now comies up with the primary hard drive 0 not found message.Can anything be done with it? Or is the HDD knackered?I need the data off the HD if possible.Thanks,Sam

Answer:Primary Hard Drive 0 not found

Can you put it back in the other machine as slave see if you can access the data that way.

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Last night I booted up my computer, and it took about a minute to get past the bios screen. Once it had, it said something about "error reading startup disk," or something along those lines. I put in my Vista disk to do a restore, and once it loaded the files, it sat at a blank screen for half an hour. Then the hard drive started clicking, so I powered off, and the drive has been clicking ever since. I've thought up some options for replacing the drive, and I was hoping for some input as to which I should go for.

1. RMA the drive. It is should still under warranty, but I have never heard anything good about Hitachi drives from people at TechSpot. With this option, I am afraid that it would just die unexpectedly on me again.

2. Buy a new 500 gb drive.

3. Buy a new drive and a copy of Vista 64 bit with a Windows 7 upgrade. At some point I will be upgrading my video card to one with more than 256 megabytes of ram, and that will cut out of my 4 gigabytes of ram, which is already crippled to 3.25 gb's by Vista 32 bit. I figure it is more sensible to upgrade Windows when I know I need to do a fresh installation than to wait, and have to delete my perfectly good one when I upgrade my ram or video card.

4. Buy a 64 gigabyte budget SSD. For the price of windows and a 500 gb HDD, I can get one with about 135 mb/s read and 100 mb/s write. This will barely be able to hold all my software, but it will easily be able to hold anything that reall... Read more

Answer:Primary Hard Drive Replacement

(sort of) Good news

Well, I figured out that in fact my secondary hdd is dead, not my first, so all I had to do to get windows up and running was to fix my master boot record. Unfortunately, I hadn't had a chance to back up anything on that drive, so I lost about 7,000 photos from stop motion shorts I make, 10 full length movies, and seven gigs of downloads. I sure have learned my lesson about backing stuff up. Soon I'm going to get a 500 or so drive and an external one also. Man, my computer really hates me right now...
 

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My fiance recently reacquired his desktop from his parents as his brother moved out and no longer needed it. We found that the computer was somewhat no longer functional. Before moving out his brother had successfully gotten a nasty virus on it that made it so the hard drive needed to be wiped to work.

No problem there, we ran the format and the reinstallation of Windows XP onto it and now during the boot sequence it gives us the "primary drive 1 not found" line. I can think of some reasons for it, though I'm not sure if it could actually be the cause or how to go about fixing it.

When we got it back it actually had 2 hard drives in it. One that my fiance said was complete garbage that he took out and threw across the room angrily, and the one I'm currently trying to make use of.

After having broken the second power jack in a laptop I have been told that I am only allowed to use this desktop (once we get it fixed) and need it to get certain things done.

It's a Dell Dimension 2400. Any help is welcomed and needed.

Thank-you.
 

Answer:Primary hard Drive Problems.

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Hey everybody, my the first harddrive ( which is located on the top left of the laptop ) is acting up and I need to replace it. For some reason I can't find any resource about how to replace this driver. The only information I can find is how to insert a secondary drive or insert an ssd in the special ssd slot. I've got a W530. Bear with me if this question is a duplicate, but I seriously can't find anything about this. Best,mrzl

Answer:Replace primary hard drive

Hello and welcome,
 
Have a look at page 72+ of the Hardware Maintenance Manual .  Is that what you're looking for?
 
Z.

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I have formatted my hard drives. I have an old hard drive which is 30gb ST340014A. And is the Primary hard drive. My new hard drive that i want to make it as primary is WDC WD5000AAKS-75A7B0 which have 500gb

I formatted both of the hard drive. And i tried to make the new hard drive to primary(ide)

I only have 1 jumper thing. I place the old hard drive jumper to the second row. Still my WDC hard drive detects as SATA.

Is there any way to change my new hard drive to primary?

A helpd would be really appreciate it.
 

Answer:How To Place New Hard Drive As Primary?

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Im trying to replace the older hard drive that's in my computer (200gb Maxtor) with a seagate 300gb. I used discwizard to make the hard drive a boot drive and had all the files copied from my current hard drive. When I take out my old one out and replace it with the new one, the computer turns on with the disk boot failure screen. For some reason it still works as a secondary drive with my old one in installed. Im pretty sure it's set at as a boot disk because when I went back into discwizard to fool around with the hard drive, I recieved a warning telling me that the hard drive is a boot drive and if I were to mess with it, it wouldn't work. So what am I doing wrong?

Answer:Trying to install a new primary Hard drive

Have you gone in to the bios setup menu and checked the following:

Boot Order - Make sure the Seagate is listed in this order and not the drive that you have removed.

Hard Drive Priority - (not all boards have this) Make sure the Seagate is listed as first in this area and not the drive that you have removed.

Don't forget to save before you exit if you make changes. Also, it would help if we knew the specs to your rig so we could better guide you.

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I recently got a new CPU and from my old computer I took the hard drive from it and installed it into the new computer. When I launch the computer it boots off of a trial version of windows XP on my new hard drive (C: ). Since I have all my information on my other hard drive (now known as E: ) how can I set up my computer so that it boots from the copy of windows i have on my E: drive and not the copy of windows from my C: drive?
 

Answer:Setting Primary Hard drive

First you will have to go into your BIOS and change the boot order to boot off the second hard drive. Or you need to switch it so your old hard drive is the primary master and the new hard drive is the primary slave.

Read thru that, moving the hard drive to the new pc, is similar to replacing a motherboard
http://www.theeldergeek.com/replace_motherboard.htm

This has more information, but is more confusing.
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html

To put it simply, you will need to do a repair installation of xp to install the drivers for your new hardware. You will also need to reinstall sp2 and other updates.
To do a repair install you need a bootable xp cd, not an OEM disk.

If your old pc is still working, you can put the hd back in it, remove all hardware drivers from the device manager. Then move the drive back to the new pc and install all the drivers for the new hardware, that should work. See the end of the first link for more details.
 

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How do I...fix hard drive not found, F1 continue F2 setup, when I hit F1 it just goes on and operates fine.

Answer:primary hard drive not found

I would still download the hard drive manufacturers hard disk fitness utility, perhaps the drive is beginning to fail and should be backing stuff up while you can.

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hi i got a new wd hard drive i have connected it to my computer and ive cloned my original drive now i want to change the new drive to the primary one to boot from it as well and access all my files from it but i still want to keep the original there for space.

Answer:changing primary hard drive

What type of connectors do these HDD's have ? ?If SATA put the new drive on one of the 1st 2 MBoard SATA connectors...Some boards it'll be 1 and 2...some will be 0 and 1.Then move the old drive to SATA 3 or higher...this will stop the BIOS from trying to boot the old drive...you can then format it and use it for storage.If they are IDE the new drive should be jumpered as master/master w. slave...and the old one as slave...then connect them accordingly...MB=====================slave=====master.You can then enter the BIOS at boot and set the new HDD as 1st boot priority in the advanced options menu...press F10 to "save changes and exit" and the PC will re-boot.

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Recently my windows 7 froze at the welcome screen and I did a windows recovery from a disc provided for me. After I restored it, I wasn't able to see my secondary hard drive and I installed new programs. I finally got my secondary hard drive online and there was all my old data. If I restore this info from my secondary hard drive to my primary hard drive, will it wipe out all my new programs on the primary hard drive. There are pictures and video on it that I really want.

Answer:should I restore my primary hard drive or not

Nope, just drag-n-drop the files onto the location you want on your new hard drive.

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Hey guys. I have 2 hard drives and 1 is a lot bigger than the main one. I was wondering if I changed them around would my computer run faster and how I would go about doing this, what I mean is make my larger hard drive my default disk C if possible? http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a515/Conor471/2_zpse7002c3f.jpg
 

Answer:Changing which hard drive is primary.

Do you actually have two hard drives or one hard drive with two partitions? Please answer this with a screen shot of the Disk Management window. If you need help with a screen shot see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 8 or 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.
 

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I have an older pc I just plugged in to get info from and it is giving me the message, "Primary Hard Drive 0 Failure. Press F1 to continue or F2 for Setup"

Can anyone help me get this system working again?
 

Answer:Primary Hard Drive 0 Failure

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A few months ago, my mother's computer wouldn't load up windows XP upon rebooting the computer (I'll post the setup of the computer later), so she sent it to a family friend to have it fixed.

Unfortunately, it seemed this family friend didn't really know what he was doing, as he set our primary hard drive from the C:/ drive to the H:/ drive. Not a big deal, right? Wrong.

Our good old C:/ drive had about 250 GB of memory on it. This new drive? 10 GB. We're constantly running out of memory, and it is extremely difficult to download/install programs because they want to install into the H:/ drive but that is impossible.

So I guess my question is, how do I return my primary drive to C:/ (If that is the right terminology I'm using).

Here is the setup.

Microsoft Windows XP
Service Pack 2

250GB 7200RPM Serial ATA Hard Drive
630 Intel Pentium 4 Processor
1.0 GB SDRAM memory

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Changing Primary Hard Drive

I'm a bit confused...
:confused

There was a 250gb hard drive. It was drive C: It is gone.
There is now a 10gb hard drive. It is drive H:.
Right?

-OR-

Drive C: was 250 gb.
Drive H: is a 10gb drive, and has been set as the default primary drive. It is almost full.
The current status of the 250gb hard drive is unknown.

Where is the 250gb drive?

Please explain the situation a bit more clearly.

Whatever the current situation, if Windows thinks that drive H: is the default primary drive, then there is nothing you can do about it. It is impossible to change the drive letter that Windows was installed to. If you could, everything would go haywire and crash (if you need the technical reasons behind this, I'll explain it, but the "why" is not important). Your best bet is to find out where the 250gb drive went. If it's still in the PC, then your computer "expert" relative either created a 10gb partition for Windows, and a 2nd partition for everything else. There's a school of thinking that says this is a good idea. Whoever started this school of thinking should be shot. Why anyone would say "10gb is enough for a Windows install as long as everything else goes to a different drive" is beyond me. It's not only a bad idea, it makes installing programs, storing data, saving personal stuff (like music, etc) a chore because you have to make sure it goes to a different partition from Windows. DUMB.

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Hello All,
I have a situation here. My dell 2200 has been infected. I cant get past Primary hard disk drive 0 not found. When I check the set up utility, it shows no hard drive recognized. Can anyone help me?

Answer:Primary Hard disk Drive..HELP

Hello,
Help.... I need a new thought to fix my cpu. I want to repartian my hard drive. But first I need it to be recognized. Can anyone help?

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What would be the best way to set up my second HDD?(WinXP) disk management says they are both primary.Will this cause any problems?

Answer:Second Hard Drive.Primary or Logical?

No problems, Windows XP supports up to four Primary Partitions in a hard drive and there must be at least one. You wouldn't be able to create a Logical Drive in an Extended Partition if the second hard drive didn't already have a Primary partition.

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Hey, I'm running 7 on a logical drive (I have windows xp on my primary, which I don't really want anymore). It should be alright if I just format my primary hard drive partition yeah? If not is there any alternative to completely overhauling my OS?

Answer:format primary hard drive

I THINK you could image the drive Windows 7 is on.....format and partition your drive and restore the image to where you need it.

Get a second opinion before you do this, but I think it should work.

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Yesterday our AMD-K6 233 gave us the dreaded "Primary Hard Drive fail" message. The hard drive light goes on at start up and we can hear it running (took cover off)but it makes a ticking sound. Using system disk in A drive we get "Starting Windows 95" Message (though I had upgraded to Win 98 several months ago)and then an A: prompt. When we enter C: it says invalid drive. We have used our Norton Basic rescue disk and Emergency start up disk and it says there is an error restoring boot info to hard disk. (Also have gotten a DISK BOOT FAILURE message).
Not sure if this is related but several weeks ago I lost ability to access A: (floppy) drive. Then a couple of days ago the CD wouldn't open. Now the hard drive is inaccessible.
Someone said it could be the battery so we did get a new one but don't know if we'll lose anything important if we replace it. (do it while power is off or on or not at all).
Thank you for any help
Dancin
[This message has been edited by Dancin (edited 01-11-2001).]
 

Answer:Primary Hard Drive Fail

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My hard drive is partitioned into 2, and the primary one that everything goes on is full, so i want to set the 2nd partition as the primary one. If anyone can help me, it would be gladly appreciated.

Answer:selecting a new hard drive to be the primary

Unless there is an operating system installed on the secundairy Hard Disk Drive, you can not boot from it.

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I havnt had to bad of problems with my HD not switching on but sumtimes i turn my computer on and it will turn on slow or the HD wont turn on at all. i have a 350 watt power supply with 2 cd drives, 2 HD's, 3 fans, and a light kit. do i need more power is it a hardware problem?
 

Answer:Primary hard drive fail....

You probably do need more power because of the fans and lights, what do you have in your pci slots?
 

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Hi,

I have a Dell GX150. The hard drive failed and I am replacing it with a hard drive I know works. I took it out of my Compaq this morning. When I look in bios the drive is listed as 0 and it won't boot up. What am I doing wrong? It is a western digital hard drive and the jumpers are set at the end pins on the right by the power cord. How can I change it from the 0 drive to the 1 drive? My bios is A6 if I need to update the bios how can I do that when I can't get past the primary hard drive not found screen?
The old hard drive was running XP. The new drive is running XP.
Thanks
 

Answer:Primary Hard drive 1 not found

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A friend of mine has a Dell Laptop running Windows XP, everthing was fine and then she turned it on one day and now she gets the error message "Primary hard drive not found". Where should we start to elevate the problem. Hopefully this doesnt mean that everthing is gone. Thanks for any help that anyone may give.
 

Answer:Primary Hard Drive not found

Look into the BIOS and see if you can see the hard drive from there. If not, do an auto detect, that is if that feature is there. Remove the drive, “if your comfortable doing that”, and make sure that the connection is solid. It’s not unusual for a hard drive to just die like this. It happens a lot.
 

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Hi all,

I am new and daring enough to get myself into trouble, but would rather seek your help.

I have a "dell optiplex gx150" Windows 2000 Pro. I just installed Trend Antivirus and when I rebooted my system said "primary hard drive 0 not found" and directed me to go to setup utility. Well, I'm not sure what goes here: Primary Drive 0 is unknown and Primary Drive 1 is off. So is Secondary Drive 1.

I only have C drive installed. (Before the reboot, I had a few externals attached via USB but immediately disconnected and tried to restart again.)

What can I do to see my C drive again?

Thanks much.
 

Answer:Primary hard drive 0 not found

The Dell Optiplex GX150 is now very old

It is highly likely that either the HardDrive has in fact failed, or you have an internal connection problem to it (in most cases caused by dust)

I'd say, open the case up (power out, and adhering to all ati-static recommendations, in the manual), remove all internal dust, then reconnect all connections to do with the HardDrive
 

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is there any advantage with a serial ata hard drive over a ide 72000 hard drive or is it just a different style

Answer:SERIAL ATA hard drive

Yes,the SATA HDD is fast,typically 150mbs/s transfer speed,whereas ATA133 is slower.I have just installed a couple of SATA drives,and timed a large file transfer,its approx twice as quick over 2GB file moves to an ATA 7200 drive.

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I just bought a raptor serial ATA drive. I also have a fan that mounts on the drive bottom -- Is the fan necessary? I purchased it as an extra some time ago and I'm thinking of mounting it on the raptor - is this a good idea? Thanks.
 

Answer:Fan for serial hard drive

Can't do any harm and it will keep the gard drive cooler.
 

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