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Windows does not start after connecting any drive to new PCI-SATA cont

Q: Windows does not start after connecting any drive to new PCI-SATA cont

I installed a IOCrest Sata III 6GB PCI Express Card into my "Dell Inspiron 560". I installed the necessary drivers, as per the instructions that came with the controller card. It is now registered as a: "Marvell 92xx SATA 6G Controller" under Storage Controllers section in the Device Manager.
Here is a link to the card: SYBAUSA - SI-PEX40064 >> 4-port SATA III PCIe, x1, Revision 2.0, (Full & Low Profile); Marvell Chipset

I do still have 3 drives connected to the motherboard -- SATA... 'AHCI'. Assuming I get this card working. I was planning on moving two of those drives over to the new reportedly 'faster' card. My motherboard is only 'SATA II'. This is with the idea of not using my motherboards Sata Connectors anymore.

However the moment I plug in a new SSD drive or any other drive into the device with a 'brand new' SATA cable. Windows becomes stuck at the start screen. I get 'Starting Windows'. But no swirling logo. I tried letting it sit for about 10-15 minutes.

But - The Bios Post screens do recognize the SATA drive, and it's size as 450GB. (That is when I attempt to connect it) Or any other drive I attempt to connect to it.

I've tried going into the BIOS, and seeing if there were any settings to mess with. The A06 Dell-Inspiron bios is rather limited.

When stuck: The only recourse I had was to 'unconnect the Sata-cable'...Then hard-turn-off, and then turn-back on. Then Windows starts normally. I haven't tried any Safe-Mode stuff.

Event-Viewer? - I figured you might ask... I've looked, but haven't found anything that might be noteworthy. Maybe I need a better clue of what to look for.

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
Dell Inspiron 560 - Q8400 2.66
3 Drives Sata connected to motherboard
Attempted 1 Drive connected to this aformentioned described Sata-Controller

I tried both the new and one of the old drives together, plugged in. Then I tried just plugging in just one of the old hard-drives, that's not a boot drive. Same error everytime. In the bios I make sure each time, that it is still booting off of the old motherboard connected 320GB drive. As I always have. The SATA controller I purchased is bootable, but I'm not attempting to boot from it yet. I can't even get it to read a standard HDD drive yet in windows...just crash.

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Preferred Solution: Windows does not start after connecting any drive to new PCI-SATA cont

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


I connected a Sata III 240G SSD drive to my computer as an extra drive and it prevents Windows from booting from the other main "C" boot drive. The bios boot sequence is configured correctly. The system hangs on a black screen with a dash. The bios can see the SSD. I can also boot into other programmes from a CD like Aoemi backup or disk genius etc and they can read and copy partitions from the Sata III. Is there anything I can do to be able to boot into Windows and use this Sata III SSD drive?

Kind regards

A:Connecting a Sata III SSD drive prevents Windows 7 From Booting

Was there another disk in the machine that this SSD replaced by chance?

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I got this new Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 Sata drive 250Gb drive as my storage drive (no OS install). Windows xp won't start with this drive pluged (after formatted), windows will start up fine if this drive is not plug or in safe mode or unformatted. It always stop right after the floppy drive light goes off then stop (normally the HD light will come on after the floopy drive light goes off and then windows desktop shows up) but the screen not freeze.

When the drive is not formatted windows xp can see it, i use disk manager to partition (more then 2 partition) and formatted it, but as soon as i reboot it, then windows won't start.

I tried disc wizard software from seagate to formatted as a whole drive (no partition & make this drive as boot drive) then windows start ok, but if i partition it into 2 or more partition then windows won't start. windows will see it in safe mode.

do i need to install sata driver at all ? when i don't need it?do i need to change setting for sata controller

if i reinstall windows xp on this drive do i need to prees F6 key to install scsi or raid driver? where can i get this driver from & how to make it if i need to make one?

My both ide channels are full. My primary master (boot drive) = hitachi deskstar +slave WDC 120 gb, 2nd master are asus cdrom + Slave plextor px-716a.
mobo ECS RS400-A, p4 630 3ghz, 1gb pc3200 (2 strips @512).

I tried other sata ports (on my mobo)= fail.
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A:Windows won't start with Seagate Sata drive

when computer is turn on, it went through P.o.s.t. page, then windows logo comes on (the page with windows logo & scanning bar below it), then the hd light comes on, a while later, next is floppy drive light comes on, as soon as the floppy light is off then windows stop (but the scanning bar still moving, i can move the mouse cursor) no error on screen at all, just windows logo. Ususally as soon as the floppy drive is off then the hd light will on & then windows desktop show up.

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All, Please help to ensure or setting SATA contoller mode in bios to be  IDE mode for HP EliteDesk 800 G2 SFF?. I am not found Storage tab or Storage options in bios.

A:HP EliteDesk 800 G2 SFF - how to ensure or setting SATA cont...

Why would you want it to be in IDE mode? 

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Hi there, i have recently bought a new Sata DVD drive for my desktop machine, it came with no instructions or cables.

I have a Sata cable which connects into my PSU, does the drive also have to be connected to the motherboard?

I have attached a picture of the cable i have.

Many Thanks

A:Connecting Sata DVD drive

You'll need a SATA data cable to connect the drive to a SATA port on your Motherboard. If your motherboard does not have SATA ports, you will need to install an adapter in an available PCI or PCI express (preferred) slot. Search for "pci sata card" or "pci express sata card"
a picture of the connector is here:

You can get just a data cable, or a combo data/power adapter, a picture of that is here:



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Hi, I currently have a IDE dvd drive, and now want to install a Sata DVD drive. I had a card adapter (for sd, xd cards etc), but I did not have another Sata cable, so I have disconnected the card reader, and used the cable for the DVD drive.

Now when I start up the computer, it is continually coming up with "disk boot error please insert system disk and press enter". I have searched google and this forum, but don't understand a few things.

Firstly, I am using IDE cables for one of the DVD drives, and a Sata cable for the other. I was reading that is might be changing it to a master... Not exactly sure what this means, but in Bios, is says 0 Master: Old dvd drive, 2 Master: New DVD drive. What am I doing wrong for this to be coming up? I know the new one should be coming up as 0 Slave, but its not...???

I have disconnected the new dvd drive, and connected the old one (as it was), and it is still coming up with the same error... Have I dont something wrong?

Thanks in advance. I apologise if I haven't included all the information you need. Just reply back with what I have forgotten.

A:Connecting a new sata DVD drive - problems

Hi and welcome. Did you disconnect the hard drive?

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I purchased a Dell Inspiron 531S desktop and wanted to move my IDE 200 MB HDD from mo old PC to the Dell.

We tried connecting the IDE HDD as an external drive but the Dell would only recognize the case and not the HDD.

The TechSpot Q & A have saved me in the past so I hope someone can give me a solution

A:Connecting IDE Hard Drive to SATA PC

It dosen't have any IDE connections at all? You could always try a PCI card that will allow you to use IDE drives, however be warned that it would only be like ATA66.

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I connected a second Sata drive and it now seems XP is trying to boot from that drive instead. When I disconnect the second drive it boots normally. The thing is it worked fine until I installed Linux (Debian) alongside XP but I'm not sure why that would cause the issue.

Anyway, what happens is after I connect the drive I get the following:
"strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility"

When I go into setup utility and drive configuration I see the SATA primary drive is the new drive whereas the original drive which I want to boot from is listed as the primary master drive. SATA secondary drive and primary slave drive are listed as "off". Do I need to reconfigure this is some different way or is there perhaps something else going on?


A:Having problems booting after connecting second SATA drive

Sounds like your new drive is probably connected
to a sata connector that has priority over the other.
You should just need to change the first boot device
back to the original drive in the bios.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G2030 @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3967 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1791 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 448568 MB, Free - 399972 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0XFWHV
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2013, Updated and Enabled

I am trying to connect an internal SATA HDD as an external drive for use as a backup medium for my system.

To connect the HDD, I am using a cable-set, consisting of a power-adapter, a cable adapter (6" long, 4-pin to SATA power fitting), two-sided femaile receptacle and ribbon-cable data fitting with a shielded UBS cable attached, 6" ribbon-cable.

With no power on, I connect the power-adapter and assorted cables and adapters to 125V AC power and to a USB port of my computer and to the SATA HDD. Everything seems to fit, mechanically.

I apply power to the computer and to the assembled SATA HDD components. The computer starts normally, but I do not notice any vibration, stirring, whirring of the SATA HDD. Also, when the computer is full booted, and I look at My Computer with Windows Explorer, I find that it does not recognize the presence of anything at a USB port, particularly not my SATA HDD.

I have tried fully booting the computer and connecting the HDD to the USB port afterwards, as I might a memory stick, but it is not recogniz... Read more

A:Connecting internal SATA HDD as external drive

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Hello, My WS external hard drive mini usb connector fell off.

Iv'e tried to weld It back to the usb adaptar on the external hard drive, but without succssess.
thus Iv'e totly dissconnected the usb adaptar from the hard drive and tried to connect It directly to the pcs motherboard via a SATA connection.
The Drive shows up on my computer as D: and seems to be empty...
From what Iv'e read from the web, WD drives could It be the encrypted, In that case how do I deal with It?
If you know somthing that might help, It'll be great.

Please help the info on this drive Is very important

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Hello, this is my first post here. I have an HP Workstation x4000 I use at work for Designing CAD Models. This is an old computer. My problem is that I am out of room on the Hard Drive. It is a 58 GB SCSI,68pin HP Hard Drive. My IT support guy purchased me a 1GB SATA Drive,Raid Card,enough Memory to fill the MEC Card, and Norton Ghost to flash over the new Drive. My problem is, the Card he bought will not fit into the Mobo. The ribbon in the Computer has an empty plug and a power plug,but they are for a 68 pin SCSI Hard Drive. Is there a cable made that I can use to simply plug the SATA Hard drive into the 68 pin ribbon,or do I need a card? Do they make such a thing? My boss is extremely frugal and doesn't want to hear that the best thing would be to replace the 12 year old computer! Thanks for any help you guys can give me

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i have 2 old hard drive's with some data in them and im trying to retrive it back to my current computer.
one of the drive's works perfectly, but when i connect the second drive it kills the cable totally.
i cant use the cable anymore.. even for the first drive.
it happend for the second time already so i figured out the hard drive is the problem..
any ideas how to fix the problem? what should i do?

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HI there, i'm having trouble with a new hard drive i bought, it's a seagate 80gb sata, my motherboard only accepts ide connectors so i bought a controller card with sata ports connected one cable (bought seperately) to the hard drive and another through a convertor to the power. When i start up windows it recognises the raid controller, that in turn recognises the hard drive but it seems to be under a seperate interface, the normal bios does not recognise the hard drive as slave or master or at all for that matter! Have i connected it wrong or is there something i'm missing? Thanks in advance for any help!

A:Problem connecting Sata hard drive via controller card

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Anything to know?



A:Solved: Connecting an IDE slave drive to SATA motherboard, with converter kit

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I purchased an adapter on Ebay that was supposed to allow me to connect my ide hard drive to my sata mobo connectors. My mobo has primarily sata but it has one ide which is already connected to my ide hard drives.

I have tried everything I can think of. connecing this and that, reversing connections, nothing workd. The instructions I was given were awful and the person I purchased is not helpful in answering questions. He hasn't responded.

Once connected I can't get it to show up in the bios The hard drive is an IDE Seagate 400gb drive. I am connecting to a sata connector on my mobo. I already have two other sata devices connected, they are two dvdr's .

My computer specs are listed above in the computer icon. The converter I purchased is listed here:

Is there a trick to doing this?


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Hi, i'm new to this site but very familiar with technology, i built this machine myself.
im currently running off my old HD but i want to reinstall windows onto my new SATA hardrive (160GB) this one is an IDE. The BIOS and Nvidia Raid config recognize the drive but the windows installation does not. I was reading this thread on this site that i foudn from google


because he has the same MB as myself but different hard drives. I am currently in the process of trying what he did but i do not have a floppy drive. I only have a 1 CD drive and a 16GB floppy drive. i'm going to try these routes first for the configuartion software but if not im going to see if i can find one laying around.

IF i cant find one and the CD/flash drive don't work is there another way to try the methods described in the previous web link?

*Hard Drives are Western Digital Caviar

A:Installation Problems of Windows XP onto SATA HD. SATA Drive not recognized.

Most newerBIOS allow an Alternate method for SATA . . Go into the bios and check the "Sata Operation" setting, change it to "Raid Autodetect/ATA if it is not already. Now try to install XP ( Verbage will vary by manufacturer )

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HI Guys. Im new to this forum so any help will be very appreciated. I recently built me a new pc. Everything went fine and I managed to install windows 7 64 bit. Couple of days later, I needed to re-install windows again. So I changed the bios so that it would recognise the dvd drive and boot the windows cd. However, this doesn't seem to happen. Once windows is installed, the Sata drive is recognised in windows and is usable.

I managed to get a workaround by using an ide dvd drive to install windows but I would like to be able to use the Sata drive that I have put in the machine.

Any suggestions?

A:Sata DVD Drive not bootable during start up

Hello wpickett, welcome to Seven Forums!

Does the Optical Disk Drive (ODD) work correctly when connected to another SATA port?

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Hi all,

I am totally stuck on trying to find a solution to my proplem.

I bought a used hp tower with twin xeon dual core processors a few months ago. It was a great machime but only has dvd rom.
I wanted to burn a disc but couldnt, so I tool my old ISE Dvd drive out of my old computer, bought new only about 1year ago.
I insterted it and a screen came up say that my system configuration had changed and press F1 to accept the changes.
I did this and then it faild to boot!!!

I have removed the dvd drive and tried again but the same, will not boot.

I then removed the original dvd drive and you guessed it, still wont boot.

I have run windows repair but nothing.

How can I get it to boot without reinstalling? I only have 1 hard drive (sata) and stupidly havent done a backup (doh!!)

Please help

A:System wont start after connecting IDE dvd drive

Sorted it out, cheers guys.

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Hi, thanks for looking at my question.
I just built a new (and 1st) computer and am having trouble booting with my hard drive. I have a SATA drive (detected in the BIOS) and an ASUS motherboard, heres the messages I get.

It starts up, showing the motherboard graphic
Then says the BIOS is Initializing...

Then it displays 2 messages on the screen saying
(The |'s indicated where the screen cuts off)

|pter 1
|ks Information:
| No hard disk is detected!
|pter 2
|ks Information:
| No hard disk is detected!

Then goes on to the next screen and says
Reboot and Select proper Boot device
Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key

I put my windows vista install DVD in my cd/dvd drive (also detected in BIOS) and pressed a key but the message just repeats 5 seconds later.

In the BIOS is says

Primary IDE Master/Slave are both [Not Detected]
SATA1 shows my hard drive I have

The SATA drive is detected in the Boot Device Priority and is set to 1st and the DVD drive is 2nd. Still wouldnt run the disc even when I switched it to the 1st. Maybe my drive is screwing up?

I have no idea how to fix this so any information would be great, thanks!

A:Solved: Built my first rig, cant get SATA drive to boot or disc to start.

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I'm having a couple problems with my pc. First off it takes 20min to reach the welcome screen from the windows loading screen every time, but once it does everything seems to be working fine except that my pc no longer recognizes my 2nd sata drive. its pretty frustrating cuz i got alot stuff on that drive that i wanna access. I've realized the possibility the the drive has faided, but why hasnt the one with the OS? i bought 2 the same at the same time. I'm hoping its just a virus that deleted some system files that gives me access to the drive and is causing this super long startup.

the AVG full system virus scan says no viruses, but theres this exe in AVG autostart that wasnt there before. "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\mshta.exe "%1" %*". I dont know how to fix this problem whatever it is. So some help would be awsome.

- Vista x64
- Q6600 2.4GHz
- evga 780i mobo
- 8800 GTS 512MB SLI (
- Patriot Extreme DDR2 4GB @1066MHz
- Samsung SyncMaster 245B 24in @ 1920x1200 60Hertz
- Creative SB X-fi (
-- x2 500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST350032 0AS SCSI *NOT IN RAID*
- AVG Internet security v9.0.851
- HighjackThis v2.0.2

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:50:22 PM, on 16/08/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18928)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Lite\daemon.exe
C:\Program File... Read more

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If you've seen my thread below, you know i need to know if i could have a new hard drive even though i already have a drive. However, when i do buy the drive, and if i somehow manage to assemble it, can i, hmm, what's the word, i think it's ration, or is it spread, never mind. What i'm trying to say is can i divide the new available space, ugh. I can't say it in a sentence, okay how bout' this. If say i bought a 100 GB drive, and my old hard drive have approx. 18.5 max space. I want to say add 15 GB space to my old C: drive. So, when i usually have 4,8 GB space in my C: drive i now have 19,8 GB because of the space from the new hard drive plus the old drive. Okay if some of you didn't get it here's another thing i need to know. I have 4 drives ( C, D, E and F drives), okay.How do i make a new drive and i need to know if i could specify the amount of available space on that particular drive. ex: I wan't to make an I, J, and K: drive. I want to make drive I: have about 40 GB from my 100 GB Hard drive, and i want to make drive J: to have, say about 20 GB, drive K: to have 40 GB. I NEED HELP! I'm just a 13 year old who doesn't have a clue 'bout these kind of things

A:Hard Drive Greed (Cont.)

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Okay, if you have seen my previous forum i need to know if i could rename my C: drive to I: and my I: drive to C: so the computer would write the important files (Win32, Documents and Settings, etc) to drive I:. Can i do it manually or can i only do it using a program. If no, how about this, what if i copied everything from drive C: and paste it to drive I:. And then i simontaneously rename C: to I: and I: to C:.

A:Hard Drive Greed (Cont.)

You need to rename them using three steps. Open Disk Manager and change C to X, change I to C, and change X to I.

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I managed to get hold of part 01HY319 for my trusty T460 and all works fine. It looks like this and converts from an NVME M.2 drive (M-key) to SATA Express connection on the motherboard.  SATA Express is only x2 PCI lines (rather than the 4 you get with "full" NVME support) so I was interested in performance. Performance before with a 1TB Crucial MX500 SSD SATA drive was like this  Performance afterwards with the 01HY319 part and a 1TB Samsung 960 Evo NVME drive was like this  Hope this helps anyone considering the upgrade.

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SATA drive detected as an atapi drive by windows xp setup.

I’m wanting to install windows xp for backwards compatible with order programs.

1st primary partition is W7 size is 243.71 GB NTFS maximum it will shrink down.
2nd primary partition is setup as 99.97 GB FAT32 (can expanded space later after installing SP2)

After installing XP,
I will use the windows 7 system boot disk and do the following from the command prompt
Bootrec /fixmbr
Bootrec /fixboot
Bootrec /rebuildbcd

Is it ok to install windows xp, since it sees the drive as an atapi and don't need to worry about the sata driver?
Is the boot fix correct?

Thank You
I also added a logical partition which has been removed. Out of curiosity I put a windows 98 setup cd. It didn't see the Fat 32 2nd partition but it did see the logical fat 32 partition as a normal dos primary partition. It makes me wonder on SATA drives if windows 98se can be installed onto logical partition. There was a size limitation, it only saw around 35 GB

A:SATA drive detected as an atapi drive by windows xp setup.

2nd primary partition is setup as 99.97 GB FAT32

Why FAT32?

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

Use EasyBCD 2.0 in Win 7 & Win XP.
EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies

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Can anybody talk me through installing a slave drive on my gateway gm5483e motherboard model 945gct-m3 made by elitegroup also known as ECS

A:windows Vista sata hard drive slave drive


It should be as simple as installing a couple of cables. Hopefully you've got a nice flat cable either with the new slave drive, or a spare with the motherboard: it's normally red, but can be other colours, about 1cm wide and 1mm thick. That needs to be plugged in between the drive and one of your SATA slots on the motherboard. They'll normally be black, and unlike most, will have a slight 'L' shape to them. If you get a torch on your motherboard, you should see SATA1 or SATA2 written very close to them. If you've already got a SATA drive, then it should be easy to spot, so just use the second port.

When you start the machine up, go into the BIOS by pressing the appropriate key (it should come up with a screen just after displaying what graphics card you have / testing memory, telling you what key to press - normally F1, F2, F12, Esc or Del),

Then find your way to the 'Boot Order' section (sorry, not sure quite where it'll be for your chipset - but it'll be either on the first screen, or more likely a menu off of it), and make sure that it's still on your CD/Floppy/original drive first and hasn't swapped to your new SATA (it shouldn't have done, but some prefer a SATA drive by default to an IDE).

Any probs or questions, please come back. You'll do fine!


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I have an Asus P8z77-v LK mobo using a OCZ vertex 4 128gb SSD. Everything worked fine until today when i try to start my computer it gets stuck on the starting windows screen. so i make sure everything is plugged in and restart and go in to the bios and my SSD and Disk drive arent being recognized. so i mess with it a bit and try using my ssd on sata II and it gets recognized and boots instantly. i did a CMOS reset and now they're being recognized using sata III again but it still wont go past the starting windows screen, the screen doesnt freeze or anything. it just doesnt continue to boot up

A:Windows wont start when using sata III

Is the BIOS set for AHCI or SATA mode? If the setting in the BIOS doesn't match what it was when Windows was installed on the drive, it will do as you have described.

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So my laptop (running XP home) suddenly stopped working one day and after a series of trial and error attempts, I got it running again, except that it still won't start unless I have SATA disabled in BIOS. It works fine now except noticeably slower. I tried reinstalling chipset drivers, but it still won't start with SATA enabled.

Any thoughts would be much appreciated!

A:Windows XP won't start with SATA enabled

Laptop model would give some more clues. Same problem on Dell Laptop with XP install. Had to revert to ata compatible. Had to install using nlite to get sata drivers on XP as XP don't come with sata drivers.

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Hi, Is this possible? I have tried numerous times on my PC to install Windows 7 onto my Sata Drive to no avail. Yet as soon as I plug in my IDE HD it installs fine.

I have unplugged all external peripherals USB and internal Card Reader. Set my Bios ok as it sees both the Hard Drive and DVD fine (Both in the bios and during selection of hard drive during windows 7 installation). Yet when I come to install it, it craps out at a random percentage saying cannot read from source or worse yet it crawls so slow through the percentages (I really don't think Windows 7 should take 6 hours to get to 15%!!) Yet both the hard drive and dvd are fine and the disc works great on my other PC without the sata drive in. I'm pulling my hair out here!!!

My motherboard is a Biostar G31-M7 TE with latest bios now what is odd is that I recently updated the BIOS to the latest one so does my problem come from here or was it always going to be a problem on this board? Also when I do have win7 installed on the IDE drive when I plug in ther sata drive inside the whole system goes belly up (from freezes when transferring large files to just not seeing the drive)


A:Install Windows 7 with Sata Hard Drive and IDE DVD ROM Drive

Have you checked out all of our Questions list ?

Questions to use for help with Installation Issues

One of my favorite tips is to pre-format the HD on another computer to the partitions that you want for the new install on the new computer. Sometimes SATA drivers are required during install either from Disc or USB flash drive containing the correct Sata drivers needed.
Also check your Bios setting for AHCI, SATA, IDE.

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I have Windows XP sp2 on a Hitachi 80 GB SATA drive partitioned as drive C: and drive E: with ntfs. The operating system is on the C: partition and other programs are on the E: partition. I purchased a larger 250 GB Hitachi SATA drive and installed it as drives D: and F: I want to transfer Windows xp from the 80 gb drive to the 250 gb drive and activate the 250 GB drive as the boot drive.

I copied the files from the E: partition to the F: partition. How do I transfer Windows from the 80 gb drive to the 250 drive and boot from the new drive.? I want to use the 80GB drive as a Linux drive and multiboot Windows xp and Ubuntu Linux .

Romeo Dais

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K so it's still happening. I'll alt tab or windows key out of a game, blue screen, music sounds like chainsaw noise, and my comp restarts. Here's the error code I get.


BCCode : 100000ea BCP1 : 89DE4020 BCP2 : 8961FA08 BCP3 : BACEBCBC
BCP4 : 00000001 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 2_0 Product : 256_1

So someome please help me resolve this.. If you want what happens in full detail then refer to my older post just search er up :D

A:Windows Crash. Cont'd

Bugcheck EA is video card related. Do you have the latest drivers?

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I face problem uses windows 10 - 320bit windows can't update error code  help: (0x8024002e)

Yahya Athamneh

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I want to transfer data from my hard drive in my laptop (Lenovo Y480) to a hard drive in my desktop. the cables for the sata adapter do not fit the hard drive from the laptop. Is there a different form for a 2.5 hard drive and a 3.5 hard drive?

A:sata to usb adapter cable dosen't fit sata hard drive in laptop?

Does the drive have an adapter need to remove to expose the SATA conenctors? I don;t see anything about the Y480 not having a standard SATA drive and laptop and desktop SATA connectors are the same.

Maybe post pictures of both the drive and your SATA cables.

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I have to replace my original hdd on my 9 year old Dell XPS 8100. The desktop  has an i7 chip so I'd hate to replace it with a new i7 PC because they are expensive.The bad drive is an esata drive. I notice that current crop of hdd's seem to be sata III drives. Will the old Dell PC mother board  on the desktop support the new sata III drivesIf I replace the bad hard drive would I be able to restore the W7 OS and all my data by using a macriumbackup file on the desktops external  backup drive?
Thanks for your help!

A:Can old oem sata hard drive be replaced with a new current generation sata III hdd on an 8 year old xps 8100 with an i7 chip??

Any 3.5" SATA drive will work.
As long as the system is in working order, and you purchase a SATA data cable for the additional drive, you should have no trouble cloning the existing drive to a new one.

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Hi, hopefully should be straight forward enough...

I have just bought one of these space saving Acer Revos which does not come with an Optical drive.

I have a Blu-ray reader (dvd writer) which is SATA, but the Revo only has USB or eSATA.
So... i was wondering what is needed to get this (SATA) drive to work via eSATA or usb?

Is it as simple as a SATA to eSATA cable or will this not give the necessary power to the drive?

Or do i need an eSATA enclosure, and if so what size for an optical drive 5.2?

Cheers for any help.

A:New PC with no optical drive or SATA connection (can i use a SATA drive in it?)

Ya no problem use it. For more details contact us at www.sacatech.com

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Hi guys,
My old A215-S4747 has a Toshiba SATA drive (200 GB, model name: MK2035GSS) in it. However when i look at device manager, the drive appears to be configured over IDE bus, rather than SATA bus. I know, old motherboards were providing such option in order to eliminate compatibility issues with older OSes like XP, however this machine has Vista (SP2) by factory default.

I wanted to upgrade the drive (it's really aged) with a new faster SATA drive, but i couldn't find any option to configure it as SATA (not IDE) under BIOS!

I'm attaching screenshots here, and really disappointed about it. If i bus brand-new SATA drive, will it be forced to run over IDE channel (UDMA 5 max) which is really slower than SATA.

It seems Toshiba left no such option in BIOS and configured drives automatically as IDE eventhough they're actually SATA-provided.

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I have 2 drives connected thru IDE to my Asrock dual SATA2. And I just purchased a 250gb SATA drive. I connected the drive to my board and it doesnt show up under my computer. I looked in the Bios and there were references to it and if I wanted to setup a raid array?? I have no experience with the new hard drives(SATA, SATA2. seting up RAID arrays). If someone can help me with my current situation and point to a guide to the new drives that would be great!!!! Thanks!!

Heres the link to the drive... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144701
Also, can this drive hook up to the SATA2 connector on the drive??

A:Connecting IDE and SATA help please......

Have you installed the SATA controller driver for Windows?
Also go to Control Panel-Administrative Tools-Computer Management-Disk Management and see if the the new hard disk shows up there.You will have to configure the partitions of the new hard disk.

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My MB is the ASUS M2N MXSE. It has only two Sata ports. When i brought my computer, I installed a Samsung Sata HDD 160 GB and a Samsung Sata based DVD Rom drive. Now, i want to install a SATA 250 GB HDD but there are no ports left. In hindsight, i should have installed an IDD based DVD rom drive. Now, what options do i have? Should i discard the Sata based DVD Rom drive, and replace it with an IDD based one, or should i buy a SATA port. I am a newbie, and i dunno how the latter works. Will it be compatible with my MB. Which is the cheaper alternative?

A:Connecting Sata DVD rom to PCI

You could try a SATA PCI daughterboard - such as http://www.ebuyer.com/product/48670
As you don't tell us where you are I cannot suggest a supplier for you.

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Hello so i have a asus rampage IV black edition, 64GB corsair dominator plat 2400 Ram, 512GB Samsung SSD, 7x 2tb wd black edition hdd. PRORAID 1x 24tb raid hdd enclosure with 8x 3TB, PRORAID 1x 8tb raid hdd enclosure with 4x2tb. i7 4960x 3.6Ghz, 2x msi r9 video cards, corsair cosmos full case.h100i cooling system.corsair RM1000 PSU.
so basically i had this computer for little over a year. i had 7x 2tb hard drives installed inside for my personal datas. which were fine. and my ssd was just for my operating system.
just last week i got 7x 3tb hard drives to replace the 2tb as they were getting full and they were pretty old so i thought i change them before they start to fail and i lose my data. 
once i copied all data from old hard drives to new ones, i replaced them and placed the new ones inside with new sata cables and cleaned my fans.
now for a while ive been having a little problem that started before i changed my hard drives which was my operating system use to take about 10 min to load operationg system which was due to having to bypass all the hard drives and and my 2 raids. so after i decided to  replace the old drives i thought i can figure out what was causing the problems. so 1st problem that i incured was i couldnt see the whole 3tb, so i fixed the problem by changing the partition to GPT, and that solved the problem. next problem once i transfered all the data again i set all the hard drives inside and connected them. i turned... Read more

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I need to reinstall my Windows 7 from cracked to legal. My PC has 3 HD in it. 200 GB SATA, 200 GB Primary IDE and 160 GB Secondary IDE. It is currently loaded on the 200gb Primary IDE and the other 2 are for backup and saving data. Would I be better off installing Windows 7 on the SATA drive and using both IDE drives for backup and saving data? If so is the easiest way to just disconnect the IDE drives until Windows 7 is installed then format the original OS drive to use for backup?

A:Windows 7 SATA or IDE drive

My computer boots to W7 pro SP1, 32 bit, in 60% of the time, using a 120 GB 5 series Intel SATA drive, compared to an 80 GB Western Digital 7200 rpm Cavier Black Drive.
AMD II x2 3.6 GHZ cpu
4 GB ram

I have no data; only anecdotal information that all tasks [ I am NOT a gamer ; no offense intended if you are ] will be [ edit are for me end edit ] faster. W7 updates zip by on the screen.

Your computer will boot faster with the boot drive being smaller than the data drives.


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I would be so grateful if anyone could help me with a problem with my laptop.  Everything was working fine until I booted up yesterday morning and it took absolutely ages - at least 10 minutes.  On finally booting up, the desktop icons had turned huge and the laptop was generally very slow.  
I ran chkdsk and since then the laptop now boots up and the icons are correctly sized, but I get a message in the system tray saying 'unable to to connect to windows service' and it still takes ages to boot up.  The design of windows has also changed to a basic version.
In addition to running chkdsk I have performed scans with superantispyware and malware bytes, no issues, just tracking cookies which I deleted.
Could anyone please help?  I use my laptop for work (I am self employed) so could do with sorting this out asap.  I don't have a huge amount of files, so while I'd prefer not to do a complete re-install, this is an option if needs be.
My laptop is a sony vaio running windows 7 64 bit, 4 GB, Intel core i3 CPU.  My knowledge is fairly basic so if any further info is required please let me know and I will provide it.
Thanks an advance for any help

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The time has come for me to wipe the hard drive and re-install Windows 7 following a recent disastrous download that's effectively knocked out my Internet Explorer 11 and rendered Internet browsing difficult. My system has since become unstable and progressively slow and unfortunately, for some reason, I am unable to Restore to any previous installation. As I have loads of files I want to access, I've decided get a new Hard Disk and run the original H/drive (if possible) from a SATA drive Docking Station. So essentially, I would like to know if my Dell DXC061 will run and support a new Seagate 1Tb SATA3 7200rpm Barracuda. My BIOS is Ver. 2.4.0 dated 05/24/07. I have opened the CPU to see that the current drive connectors appear similar to those on the SATA Docking Station and think my old drive will fit it. However, it's now occurred to me that its possible the newSATA 3 drive may not be compatible with my BIOS or Motherboard. Any help or comments please? Incidentally I have most of my most useful files backed up on an external drive, so all, hopefully is not lost.

A:Upgrading Hard Disk from SATA to SATA 3 Drive

You need a SATA3 port to connect a SATA3 HDD to be fully compatible.

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I have 2 IDE HDs installed and added SATA drive lately. SATA runs in IDE mode in CMOS. Problem is, even though SATA drive is recognized by BIOS, Disk Manager, Norton Ghost & System Works, it doesn't show in My Computer, causing problems with saving and opening files. Tried a couple of tricks (changing the drive letter,disconnecting & reconnecting the drive, reformatting etc. ) nothing seems to work. I use this SATA drive for storage and for now I have to drag the files down there manually.
I don't know if it's of any importance, but I have nVidia GeForce graphics card onboard.
Has anyone encountered this kind of a problem ?
Thanks Carl

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Hi guys,
My old A215-S4747 has a Toshiba SATA drive (200 GB, model name: MK2035GSS) in it. However when i look at device manager, the drive appears to be configured over IDE bus, rather than SATA bus. I know, old motherboards were providing such option in order to eliminate compatibility issues with older OSes like XP, however this machine has Vista (SP2) by factory default.

I wanted to upgrade the drive (it's really aged) with a new faster SATA drive, but i couldn't find any option to configure it as SATA (not IDE) under BIOS!

I'm attaching screenshots here, and really disappointed about it. If i bus brand-new SATA drive, will it be forced to run over IDE channel (UDMA 5 max) which is really slower than SATA.

It seems Toshiba left no such option in BIOS and configured drives automatically as IDE eventhough they're actually SATA-provided.

Screenshots here:






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I'm wanting to upgrade to a better mainboard. I don't know much about SATA, but I've been using a SATA I hard drive very successfully through a pci controller card.

My question: If I get a new motherboard with SATA II headers, will it readily accept my SATA I hard drive? I can see how the reverse might not work, that is, not being able to connect a SATA II hard drive in a SATA I header, but maybe I'm wrong on that...?

A:Will SATA II mobo headers accept SATA I drive?

Yes, sata 3gb/s ports(commonly called sata II), are designed to be backward compatible. I'm using a sata I hd on my sata 3gb/s port on my chaintech vnf4/ultra, so yeah, it works.

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I have built a new computer, and managed to install Windows 7 on it. That installation worked perfectly, so when I reached the desktop I activated windows and downloaded updates. After that, though several problems appeared:

If there is no windows disc in the DVD-drive and both optical drive and hard drive are powered and connected with SATA, on startup I see an error screen saying "Windows failed to start". The message says I can fix that with my installation disc and startup repair, the problems with that are detailed further down. This same screen offers me methods to boot into windows using Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, Last Known Good Configuration and Start Windows Normally. If I select either safe mode, the system hangs up when loading "crcdisk.sys" and reboots, and under the other two options I see "Starting Windows" with the animated logo for less than a minute, and then the system reboots. After rebooting it returns to the same error message. Also in this configuration, the BIOS tells me it does not detect ANY drives at all, and will not recognize a Windows installation disc (it goes to "loading operating system" with or without a disc and performs the above error. My boot priority is set CDROM -> Hard Disk -> Floppy). This has been repeated both with an identical hard drive and a much older IDE hard drive, both yield the same results (even though either drive has no OS to begin with). Again, through all of this... Read more

A:Unending reboot cycle, no SATA drives detected, Windows fails to start

Try this, as it was a solution for several people I know suffering the same issue: (not guaranteed to work though)
1.) Start the computer and choose "Safe Mode."

2.) When it freezes at "crcdisk.exe," press the computer's power button ONCE.

3.) The computer will appear to have shut down, but should restart itself in Startup Repair Mode.

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I just changed my disk setup from:

1 SATA HDD Primary OS Disk
2x SATA HDD Backup Disks in RAID 1


1 SATA SSD Primary OS Disk
1 SATA HDD Backup Disk

Everything worked great, no problem. So, since I don't have a RAID array anymore, I decided that I could change my BIOS setting to AHCI instead of RAID. I have a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R v1.0 mobo.

These are my steps:Settings > Integrated Peripherals > "SATA RAID/AHCI Mode" = RAID
--> Changed this setting to AHCI
Windows Start screen shows up, but as the color orbs are spinning into focus, BSOD and immediate restart
Repeated reboot several times, same outcome

Next Step:Launch BIOS settings
Integrated Peripherals > "Onboard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode" = RAID
--> Changed this setting to AHCI
Windows Start screen shows up, but as the color orbs are spinning into focus, BSOD and immediate restart
Repeated reboot several times, same outcome

Switch both settings back to RAID, reboot, and Windows starts up just fine, no issues.

What am I missing? Why can't I set it to AHCI mode without BSODs?

A:Switching BIOS SATA RAID/AHCI setting causes BSOD at Windows Start

This is a hard one. As I'm sure you know, there should be no difference (to Windows) for RAID vs AHCI. It is normally the same driver, and the same registry setting.

So here is my WAG: maybe you need to have all 3 hard drives connected to break the RAID and change to AHCI.

Once completed, you would then remove the extra drive. Hopefully you have not formatted or changed that drive at all.

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