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Hdd problem

by aniketkulkarni / December 19, 2007 3:43 PM PST

Hello Friends,

I have problem regarding my hard disk!

I have 2 hdd's. 160gb segate barracuda (SATA) & 80gb segate barracuda (SATA).

I was having windows vista. My computer was running smoothly that time with 2 hdd's.
I formatted my PC and installed windows xp.
While installing windows xp i didn't connect my 80Gb hdd..

But after installation, when i tried to connect it , my computer started hanging.

160Gb is my primary hdd and 80gb is secondary hdd.

I never had any OS on 80Gb. My computer hangs at windows xp boot screen.

I tried at my friend's place also... tried all jumper settings also but no use...

what could be the problem?

My system specifications are as follows:
Intel C2D 2.0Ghz E4400
Intel D945GCNL
1 Gb Dynet RAM
Intel GMA 950

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Reinstall it again
by Dango517 / December 19, 2007 4:00 PM PST
In reply to: Hdd problem

Could have been a glitch in the install. Is the DVD disk clear? Any scratches?

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by aniketkulkarni / December 19, 2007 6:53 PM PST
In reply to: Reinstall it again

Thank you for your reply! Happy

btw...i connected that hard disk to my friend's computer also!

but same problem! Sad

can it be problem regarding to MBR ??

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Reinstall the OS
by Dango517 / December 19, 2007 7:29 PM PST
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I think it just installed wrong.

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by aniketkulkarni / December 19, 2007 7:34 PM PST
In reply to: Reinstall the OS

So what could be the probable solution ?

Because when i remove that 80Gb hdd, my computer runs smoothly!

What experiment should i carry out with that 80Gb hdd?

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Restart computer
by Dango517 / December 20, 2007 10:22 AM PST
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On boot screen press and hold [Esc] key, once your in scroll down using the mouse key to your "usable" drive press enter. Anything?

This might be an option. Use at your own risk. This might get it started, NO GARANTEES. Look it over carefully. I have it on my computer for worst case scenarios. This might be one of those for you.

I have not used this software.
This is Linux based, there is a WinGrub

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Re: hdd problem
by Kees Bakker / December 19, 2007 7:44 PM PST
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If this hard disk gives problems in another PC also (assuming it's an IDE drive: are you sure it's set as slave and connected to the corresponding place on the cable, or cable select if supported) it's not a problem of your Windows but of that drive.

Even if it's a problem with the MBR, it must be connected to correct that by - for example - erasing it with dban and reinitalizing it in Disk Management. If Windows hangs before you can get there, it's a real problem.

You can try to boot into a Linux CD with the drive connected. Or use the drive as master and use the partition manager or the repair options of the Windows XP CD to repair it. Or consider it a loss and replace it. Or bring it to a shop and see if they find anything that you happen to overlook.


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