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New hard drive makes consistency check for no reason

by NotReally86 / May 7, 2007 4:26 AM PDT

Hello, a week ago I bought a Newgate SATA 320 gig hard drive. However, now whenever I turned the computer on, it always perform consistency check on my new drive for no reason. Is something wrong with the hard drive? I tried chdisk and it's still doing it. Thank You

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I read a discussion like that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 7, 2007 4:36 AM PDT

It turns out the owner had neglected to install motherboard drivers for the OS they were running. And since Windows (are your running Windows?) was unsure about the drive status it would check on boot. There are also other stories about SATA drives of a certain make being incompatible without a drive firmware update but the details are missing from your post for anyone to check on that.

Bob

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But the hard drive was fine for a week
by NotReally86 / May 7, 2007 4:48 AM PDT

I am using Window XP, and my motherboard is Asus P4P800 deluxe, it should automatically be compatible to SATA. Thank You

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Newgate doesn't appear to make hard disks.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 7, 2007 5:20 AM PDT

Maybe they used some seagate or wd? See if you can supply a web link to that product.

Bob

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