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HELP! MY PC won't everytime I used a higher Hard Drive.

by Cable2020 / July 6, 2007 7:08 PM PDT

Help! somethings wrong. it wasn't like this before my default PC set up is:

ASUS P4VP-MX
CPU - 2.4 Ghz
1 Gig Ram
80 Gig Primary (Windows XP)
10 Gig Secondary (Back up)

Problem occur when we have a power outage last week... I turned my PC on it was dead... I removed the 80 Gig Drive and reinstall XP on the 10 Gig Drive and my PC is okay again.... now I thought the problem was my 80 Gig was busted but when I tried to put the drive on the other PC it was Okay... so I bought a new HDD 250 Gig just to be sure that this will be okay for my PC but then again MY PC wont boot when I put my 250 GIG... it just boot on 10 Gig HDD... Any body Help me!!! Please... I tried resetting Bios and it's still the same.

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Probably...
by ozos / July 6, 2007 9:27 PM PDT

The power supply in your system has finally shown its true colors and bit the bullet. Whats the specification of this power supply?

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PC won't boot pon Higher Hard Drive
by Cable2020 / July 6, 2007 11:57 PM PDT
In reply to: Probably...

I have a 300 Watts PSU... so is this the problem? or my mohter board? because everything seemdss to be running fine on a 10 Gig HDD... but INstalling a slave drive with 80 and 250 Gig of HDD it wont let my PC boot... Thanks for the quick response

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I'm guessing its...
by ozos / July 7, 2007 2:19 AM PDT

The increased load from having more harddrives. I'd at least look at getting a new PSU, if your system is ATX standard, there are a number of very reliable units in the $60 to $110 range.

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hmmm doesn't all Hard Drive have the same...
by Cable2020 / July 7, 2007 2:50 AM PDT
In reply to: I'm guessing its...

Hard Drive all have the same wattage right?
10 Gig, 80 Gig, 250 Gig... they all run on the same range of wattage right? Before I buy a new PSU... How come the 10 Gig HDD can boot and the other 2 bigger HDD can't, coz I tried booting the PC with only the 80 gig or 250 gig alone without the other HDD attached on the cable... I just hope the new PSU will solve this problem... I was thinking the mobo was at fault first... welp thanks for the response

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