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120 gig hard drive

by Chuck43 / June 14, 2004 4:58 AM PDT

okay here is the problem just installed a new hard drive went fine boots up great. now heres the problem what i get is when I open windows explorer or my computer folder i get the flashlite from hell takes 5 to 10 mins to find my drives. desktop comes up just fine and can go on the internet and run programs that are not hard drive intensive while i wait. and the computer runs fine after the hard drive is found. the question is is this hard drive failure to comunicate after boot or software problem.? the 80 gig i had on here ran fine.

amd xp 2.2 ghz
asus a7v8x motherboard lateset bios revision
via 4n1 patch has been updated
winxpsp1a and all the current updates

talked to both western digital support desk level and 2
there soultion is to either take the disk back to where i bought it and exchange it since they never heard of their drive doing this and all is installed right.

i'm not totaly convinced it is the hard drive yet and it is about 120 miles to where i purchased it from so looking for any ideas i may have overlooked!.

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Re: 120 gig hard drive
by rogleale / June 14, 2004 5:09 AM PDT
In reply to: 120 gig hard drive

Hi Chuck,
How is the HD jumper set? It can be confusing if you change the make of HD.
Roger

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Re: 120 gig hard drive
by Chuck43 / June 14, 2004 5:13 AM PDT
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set to single no jumpers. tried the alternet jumpers settings as well no go same problems. i recall win 98 doing this but has been a long time since i used 98 and can't remember the work around for it.

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Re: 120 gig hard drive
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 14, 2004 5:27 AM PDT
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1, How did you prepare the drive?

2, Did you turn DMA off and then back on?

3. If yes or no, then please do so as noted at http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/storage/IDE-DMA.mspx

4. Did you complete the procedure noted in step 3? If no, go to step 2, complete step 3 and read step 4 again.

5. Did you accomplish step 3? If not, why not?

Bob

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Re: 120 gig hard drive
by Chuck43 / June 14, 2004 6:25 AM PDT
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switched back and forth between dma mode 5 and pio mode still pesists.

windows xp preparded drive from raw mode and formatted to ntfs (single partion)

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Then the other hardware issues.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 14, 2004 6:47 AM PDT
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80 conductor IDE cable, with drives on same set to Cable Select.

Back to software.

No pests allowed (read http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm ) and if ANY share was made and is now offline, you will see delays. Fix? Eject pests, remove old shares.

Bob

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Re: 120 gig hard drive
by jconner / June 14, 2004 6:50 AM PDT
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Is this the only device on the cable? This is an 80 pin cable correct? and you are using cable select? Make sure nothing else is hanging/interrupting the bus. Disconnect all other dma and, or ide/ata devices to make sure.

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Re: 120 gig hard drive
by Chuck43 / June 14, 2004 6:58 AM PDT
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have spybot search and destroy and spyblaster installed.

used the new cable that came with the drive 80 pin with blue end to motherboard. ide 2 has a dvd burner and a cdrw connected both liteons.

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What happens when...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 14, 2004 11:11 AM PDT
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You right click on My Computer and select "Disconnect Network Drive"?

If you have such entries, the initial opening of Explorer will be very slow if the connection is slow or offline.

Bob

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Re: 120 gig hard drive
by Chuck43 / June 17, 2004 4:46 AM PDT
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Found the problem took me awhile had to disable services two at a time to find the service that was earrant in my system. turns out that the service Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) was the culprit., why not sure but disabling it fixed the error . seems it conflicts with the new audiology (Sound Blaster) driver and the new Hard Drive. had a 80 gigabyte Maxtor with same setup and no problems . go figure?.

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