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by id_866 / January 16, 2010 10:59 PM PST

i am having windows xp,i am using asus P5GCMX motherboard,i am having three hard disks 1. 160 gb sata 2. 160 gb ide 3. 40 gb ide

1.i have connected 160 gb sata hdd to sata connector
2.i have bought ide to sata converter and connected my 160 gb ide to sata connector in motherboard
3.i have connected my 40 gb ide hdd with dvd drive in ide connector

so i am experiencing problem like often either 40 gb hdd or dvd drive not detecting while booting in bios,i have connected properly in ide connector

why this is happening?
anyway to solve?
and sometimes cables gone out,i have changed four cables in 6 months

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Let's cover the 5 design life issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 16, 2010 11:26 PM PST
In reply to: pc problem

While many hard drives exceed 5 years of age the ugly truth is that we are using 5 year design life parts. That 40GB is too likely to be over 5 years old so get what you can off it and think about moving it to some USB case for occasional use. That's what I did and it's a "don't count on it" usb 40GB stick.

I see sells a 750GB drive for 55 bucks so by the GB that 40GB is worth about 3 bucks. No great loss.

I'd eject the 40GB and put the DVD as master on the master connection of the shiny 80 conductor IDE cable.

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removed 40 gb hdd
by id_866 / January 17, 2010 12:56 PM PST

Now i formatted my pc and reinstalled thew windows xp.i removed the 40 gb hdd from my i have one 250 gb sata hdd,another 160 gb sata hdd which have windows xp installed and sony sata dvd writer.again beep sound came and the 250 gb hdd got disconnected automatically after some 5 hours.what may be the problem

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Beeps, disconnects
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 17, 2010 11:02 PM PST
In reply to: removed 40 gb hdd

Point to cable, power, motherboard, bios issues almost all the time. Pulling that 40GB out was a good move in my opinion.

The problem of XP and SATA will haunt owners for at least another decade (when I think most will give up?) But for me I try the IDE emulation first since XP and SATA drivers are too time consuming and finicky for me to waste time on that.


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Another issue
by id_866 / January 17, 2010 11:16 PM PST
In reply to: Beeps, disconnects

i am unable to use my 250 gb hdd now.because scan disk is keep on runnning on the 250 gb hdd partitions whenever i log into windows and the 250 gb drive automatically disconnected from my computer.but the 250 gb drive detected in BIOS.please help

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Same issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 18, 2010 12:01 AM PST
In reply to: Another issue

I noted the usual causes but can't see where you address them.

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by id_866 / January 20, 2010 1:28 PM PST
In reply to: Same issue.

That's i gave that hard disk for free i am getting new pc temperature normally starts at 45 to 50 degrees and it goes to 75 degrees at this normal or not?

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