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Unable to boot from Laptop Hard drive connected through USB SATA cable

Q: Unable to boot from Laptop Hard drive connected through USB SATA cable

I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop. I recently developed hard drive trouble and have had to order a replacement.

Instead of installing Windows 7 all over again, with all the drivers, etc., I want to clone my existing hard drive to the new one.

I intend to connect one of the hard drives to my system via a USB SATA cable with the other drive connected inside my system.

To test this, I removed my hard drive and connected it using the USB SATA cable that comes with Seagate Hard drives (Amazon.com: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Cable - USB 2.0 STAE100: Electronics)

I tried booting up my laptop using this setup.

The BIOS does detect the OS on the hard drive and attempts to boot from it, but flashes the BSOD when the Windows logo appears on the screen and reboots to a message that says that I should reseat the hard drive.
It then goes to a menu that asks me if I want to run startup repair or boot normally. Selecting "boot normally" repeats the process.

Any help? What can I do to rectify this problem? And more importantly, how can I make sure that my cloning process will go off without any trouble? I intend to use DriveImage XML for the cloning.

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Preferred Solution: Unable to boot from Laptop Hard drive connected through USB SATA cable

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.)

A: Unable to boot from Laptop Hard drive connected through USB SATA cable

Windows 7 will not boot and run from a USB drive.
However, that should not interfere with your ability to clone the drive using a USB connection.

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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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Originally my old hard drive now, had an OS issue that it would restart after windows screen appeared and would flash an error message.

I installed two new sata hard drives (hitachi and Western Digital) and was able to retrieve files, folders from one of my old hard drives (Western Digital), however the other hard drive (Samsung) with the OS issue would not boot past windows screen and would freeze up. It shows up in the BIOS. My system is booting from the new hard drive. When I try safe mode it hangs on gagp30kx.sys, which seems to be a graphics driver for ATI. I have an HP media center pc that had no OS disk that came with it. I got recovery discs and ran them on the new drives that installed a clean OS. This has been a nightmare to figure out and resolve. Please any help on how to retrieve the data from my old samsung hard drive, would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 

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I have a PC using:
ASUS A7NX8-deluxe rev2.0, updated BIOS
Maxtor SATA Diamondplus 9 hard disk drive
windows XP

Today it started producing some extremely erroneous behavior.

Whenever it boots, it gets as far as loading the OS, in either safe or normal mode, and then reboots.

So I have tried to get into the recovery console (boot from CD, set up SATA drivers, press R) or set up XP again. Each time i tried either of these- i get a BSOD. I'm looking at it now across the room; it says "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer..."
"...Technical Information: ****STOP: 0x0000024 ('4 8 bit hex values, seperated by commas')
*** ntfs.sys - Address F814B83D base at F813A000, Datestamp 3d6de5c1"

It also tells me to run CHKDSK, but i can't do this because i can't get into the recovery console and I can't find a way to read the SATA hard drive from DOS.

-

Can anyone recommend any action to take? I'm a bit stuck.

Edit: anybody know if it'd be worth swapping the drive into another PC- could it be a SATA controller problem?
 

A:Unable to boot, suspected SATA Hard drive problem

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I currently have an SSD with the OS on it.

I have a 500GB hard drive about to fail that has all my games and programs.

I have a new 2TB HD and a SATA cable.

My question is what is the best way for me to move all my programs and games over to this new hard drive?

Thanks,

H
 

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I have a sata 3.5? internal hard drive, on which I created one extended partition. In order, it contained a 1.7Gb Linux swap partition, 3 ext3 partitions for 3 linux operating systems and another ext3 partition for my data. Later I removed the first 2 linux partitions, filling their place with a new linx system. I then tried to burn a 1.7Gb iso file to my USB stick. However, it wrote the contents to that old hard drive.

I don't know if the original swap partition was bigger than the contents of the burned iso file.

I connected the drive to my Vista 32bit netbook via a usb port. The Disk Management software listed it as 'not initialzed'. Right-clicking it I tried to initialize it but it says the drive's not ready.

A:How to get a sata hard drive connected to a usb port?

Did you use a SATA to USB adapter for the connection?

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I just made a mistake and put a locking type SATA cable in my computer and now cannot get it out. The idea is good but the design leaves a lot to be desired. I am afraid of damaging the motherboard by just pulling this thing out of the socket.

I have another identical cable to look at and experiment on and pressing on the metal device on the sides of the head does not do anything that I can see.

Is there a secret to getting these out of the sockets? Once out, I will not be using these again.

Thanks
 

A:How to unlock SATA hard drive cable?

Actually, pushing the metal release does depress the two small latches. Try this. Depress the metal release, and put the connector INTO the board first and wiggle it around gently. Then, gently pressing it away from the metal catch, try to remove it.
 

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hi guys,

I have just built a computer with the following spec
intel 2.6 E5300 dual core processor,
gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2 motherboard with graphics and audio,
hanns g 19 inch widescreen monitor via dvi,
sony SATA dvd rw,
western digital 500 gb sata hard drive (WD5000AKS)
4gb corsair ddr2 ram
WIn XP SP3

In Bios my sata hard drive is assigned as IDE and if I assign it as RAID or AHCPI it gives an error and I cant boot to XP. No big issue there. The hard drive is connected via a sata cable and so is the DVDRW. What I want to know is if my hard drive is working as a SATA drive. WHat is the way to check this please ? Just wanna make sure that the pc is at optimal.

Also, my SATA DVDRW only has two connections, as far as I can see, sata and power. My motherboard has a CD in, how do I connect a CD in cable to the DVDRW or is this not necessary because it is connected via a sata cable ?

many thanks
 

A:sata hard drive and cd in cable for dvdrw

anyone ?
 

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Popped in my old sata hard drive into my new machine as a 2nd drive so i could have access to all my old data/music/video etc but its showing in disc management as NTFS Healthy (At Risk).

At risk? Oh yes and to the left it says 'contains errors'.
Now I'm worried. What to do about this, and whats the implications, is it likely to lose data or crash my system or something? (its not got the operating system on it).
 

A:2nd sata hard drive connected but says healthy (at risk!)

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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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I finally loaded my window xp media center on my brand new Seagate 320gb SATA 3.0g/s transfer rate hard drive 7200.10 series and the next day the computer wont turn on at all dead. My thoughts were first the power supply went bad or bad power cable to power supply but after checking all connections and possible options i found out that it was hard drive related. I thought it was my hard drive at first because only when the power cable was connected was when the computer wouldnt power up at all and it would shut off if i tried to connect it while computer was running. The hard drive also smelled like an electrical fire so i thought i fried the mother board on the hard drive or it froze on me. I sent it back in the Seagate warranty and they gave me a factory repaired unit. I used a temporary hard drive (WD 60gb IDE not SATA)for the time being with windows xp proffesional on it and worked completely fine no problems at all. As soon as i got the new hard drive i found out that the new hard drive didnt fix the problem i had before and in fact it got worse. The computer will run but somewhere where the red cable connector meets the hard drive power connector is where it starts smoking and burning up. So im thinking it could be the power cable itself because i was using the same SATA power cable as before but im not totally sure yet? any suggestions
 

A:SATA hard drive power cable shorting?

You can have a defective connector. As a test, use a molex>sata power adapter to connect the sata drive to a standard molex connector ie the same one you used for the ide drive.

Next have you given the sata connector a VERY close inspection with a bright light?
 

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hello! i recently got blackscreened on my old dell. it would boot up to the log in screen and allow me to pass but would not load from there. from what i read online, this SATA cable would allow me to access my hard drive on another computer to possibly save some files. when i plug it in to the new computer, it recognizes the drive but when I click on it i get "Access is denied." I tried to go to settings-security-allow user permissions to access. When I did that I could see some file names I recognized flash by on the screen but it still wont allow me access. any help is greatly appreciated!!
 

A:trouble accessing hard drive via SATA cable

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I recently bought a 500GB SATA WD drive. My mb did not have an SATA connection so I installed a PCI card with SATA connections. I installed the card first and the computer had no problems recognizing the card and installed the software that came with it. I then installed the new HD.(my existinging HD is an EIDE one). The problem is that when the computer boots, it goes by the bios ok but at the prompt to pick the O/S, it stops and won't go any further. I disconnected the SATA data cable and rebooted, this time it booted fine. I then connected the data cable with the computer on and now it sees it. It came us as a "dynamic drive" under computer management. I formatted it sucessfully and assigned it a drive letter. I rebooted, same issue, it stops at O/S prompt. Again I disconnected data cable and rebooted sucessfully. I reconnected and drive is there, I found and option by right clicking the drive from computer management, to change it to baisc which is how the other drive is listed. Again I formatted, same issue. I checked the bios and the boot order. I tried telling it to see it as drive 1 (other drive is 0), still does not boot with data cable connected. I spoke to the PCI card maker and they said to put a jumper on 5 and 6 to slow it down to 150. This made no difference. From what I have read, SATA drives don't have settings like "slave" and "master". Anyone have any idea what could be the issue here ?
 

A:Computer Won't Boot with SATA drive connected

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Hi, I'm looking for a reliable power cable for a SATA hard drive, which one(s) would you recommend?
 

A:reliable SATA hard drive power cable recommendation

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I just bought a couple Barracuda drives on eBay and want to install in my desk top LeNovo computer.
There is a couple cables free but only one fits the drive. The other 4-pin ones don't. There must be some sort of adapter for this.
Appreciate some help.
Thanks,
KJ
 

A:Cable(s) for SATA hard drive - Seagate Barracuda, in LeNovo

We would need to know which exact Barracuda drives you bought and your exact motherboard or atleast the model of the Lenovo in order to provide any useful guidance.
 

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were would I get a splitter canle for sata hard drive

A:Install second hard drive need a sata data cable splitter???

Hi, You can't split SATA data signals.  SATA power yes, but data no.

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Hi there, im wondering if there is anything wrong with running three hard rives off the same power source. Basically coming form my power supply (antec 550 watt) im looking to split a single molex into three SATA power cables for the three hard drives b/c i have the molex to sata power splitter to do so. This way the case can stay a bit neater. But am not sure of the reprcussions of doing so if any.

I can see in the case of a power surge that there might be an issue...but i think there would be an issue either way if there was a power surge. But other than that i think i should all right...i think. But id rather ask first and she what ya all say before i go killing three drives with one stone.
Also, with the SATA II data cables that have the metal latch for keeping from coming dislodged....can those work on drives that are only sata I. Well im sure they would work...but would the latch actually make the data cable from coming off easier if the drive isnt meant for it??
Any suggestions is greatly appreciated.
 

A:SATA / Molex Power and data cable hard drive question

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Hello, I have some issues with my c540 all in one touch. A couple weeks ago, I noticed a burning smell coming from inside the pc, and then a little smoke. There was also a clicking sound from the speakers after I turned it on. Of course I turned it off, and unplugged it all. I did some research then on my other pc, and found that this was/is an ongoing issue within this particular pc. Isn't anything being done about this, to ensure people don't end up being killed? Luckily, I caught it in time, and was able to purchase another sata cable on ebay, but I shouldn't have had to do that. What if I wasn't home? The whole house could have burned down, and our pets would have been here!! Again, I bought another sata cable, but I'm really on edge, fearing it will happen again.  I also have another question - where can I find a list of parts that are compatible with this all in one? I want to replace the ethernet card, if possible, as it's not very good, neither is the wifi. I would like to have someone within lenovo comment on the burned cable issue, and please don't say you don't know anything about it, it is apparently a huge and widespread issue.You can see the melted bit. This all happened after only being on for about 1-2 minutes.?This is the burned part on the internal metal casing near the MB. I scraped it, to see how bad it was.?

























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Hi, I offered my friend a hand to solve this strange problem with his serial ata port. It seems one of the Sata wont work properly, the hard drive has windows 8.1, with uefi bios available. The point is, after switching sata ports it boots from dvd by default, can I set to boot from hdd first,
? I tried a lot of times to set boot option #1 hdd
Boot option #2 to disabled but the system still boots from dvd, the next time I enter the bios appears by default dvd drive
I went to cd dvd boot option and set It to disable the drive
Then I went to hdd and set to default the hdd
I even disconnected and booted without the drive dvd
But there is not any changes. If I insert a boot capable disc into the drive, it boots from the dvd drive.
Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Hello, gigabyte motherboard after switching Sata cable would boot from dvd drive

Is the time and date correct?
 
This could be caused by one of these.
 
A connection problem between the motherboard and the hdd.
 
A problem with the operating system, like a problem with the MBR.  But you should receive an error message like boot device not found, or hdd not recognized.
 
A problem with the hdd.

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My systems are all rather old -- running Pentium 4 CPU's in 478 pin sockets. From the time I built them, they have run Windows XP (now with SP3 installed) on IDE drives. Rock solid and stable. Two are on ABIT IS7 -- one a V2 and one an E -- motherboards and two are on ABIT IC7 G motherboards.

Recently with the dramatic price drops on SATA drives I bought two of the Western Digital black 640 GB drives planning to make them the C drives in the two machines I use most to get a boost in speed. I had no trouble installing Windows XP to the WD drive and the speed improvement as measured by HDTach is very impressive. So long as the only drive connected is the SATA drive the system(s) boot and run perfectly. I had planned to reformat the old 500 GB Seagate IDE drives that used to be C drives and use them for file storage. If I connect an IDE drive to either of the IDE connectors on the motherboard where the SATA drive is set to be the boot drive, bootup fails with an error message saying no OS was found etc. I have read the manuals carefully and can't find any information on getting SATA and IDE drives to play nice together. I had assumed there was some place in BIOS to do this -- but so far as I can tell, there isn't. There doesn't appear to be a place in the BIOS to set boot to be SATA instead of IDE, and it is clearly defaulting to the IDE drive if an IDE drive is present.

I could just buy another WD SATA drive, but I have all of these Seagate 500 GB dri... Read more

A:Can't boot from a SATA drive when an IDE drive is connected

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My systems are all rather old -- running Pentium 4 CPU's in 478 pin sockets. From the time I built them, they have run Windows XP (now with SP3 installed) on IDE drives. Rock solid and stable. Two are on ABIT IS7 -- one a V2 and one an E -- motherboards and two are on ABIT IC7 G motherboards.

Recently with the dramatic price drops on SATA drives I bought two of the Western Digital black 640 GB drives planning to make them the C drives in the two machines I use most to get a boost in speed. I had no trouble installing Windows XP to the WD drive and the speed improvement as measured by HDTach is very impressive. So long as the only drive connected is the SATA drive the system(s) boot and run perfectly. I had planned to reformat the old 500 GB Seagate IDE drives that used to be C drives and use them for file storage. If I connect an IDE drive to either of the IDE connectors on the motherboard where the SATA drive is set to be the boot drive, bootup fails with an error message saying no OS was found etc. I have read the manuals carefully and can't find any information on getting SATA and IDE drives to play nice together. I had assumed there was some place in BIOS to do this -- but so far as I can tell, there isn't. There doesn't appear to be a place in the BIOS to set boot to be SATA instead of IDE, and it is clearly defaulting to the IDE drive if an IDE drive is present.

I could just buy another WD SATA drive... Read more

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The power went out while doing a Windows 10 update. I purchased a USB to SATA connector, connected it to another Windows 10 PC's USB port. The external hard drive that I removed from my other PC is not showing in Windows File Manager.
 

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The power went out while doing a Windows 10 update. I purchased a USB to SATA connector, connected it to another Windows 10 PC's USB port. The external hard drive that I removed from my other PC is not showing in Windows File Manager.

A:Unable to see External Hard Drive using USB - SATA Connector

Hello JohnRoss1969 Welcome to the Ten Forums!

The common problem is simply a drive not being seen at first when either replugged back in or moved to a new host machine until it is initialized in the Disk Management tool. This has been a common cause since XP days for any new drive external and even for adding in a new internal drive as well. Solution?

In most cases with an external enclosure and drive in it to be known to be good the quick and easy solution is a fast trip into the Disk Management tool itself to find the volume on the drive that should be seen as an unknown and right click on that to select the Change drive letter option and select a letter not already in use. J or K make for a good pair since flash drives and other internal drive like you dvd and storage drives will grab up the D, E, F, G, H, letters on the spot depending on how many there are. Here two permanent storage/backup drives see S and T used instead while another drive in a fan cooled usb/eSata type enclosure will see either J presently or K. That has "K"(c)onfidential type files stored there like online orders. etc.

If the volume isn't found right away when scrolling the window there you can go up to the menu bar>Action tab and select the Rescan Disks option to refresh the list of partitions/drives. If the size of the partition on the external drive is larger then the C drive then spotting it becomes a simple task. When and if the rescan is needed and the partition does appear you c... Read more

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hello;

I have an ssd and hdd already connected to one sata power cable and was wondering if I can connect a third (ssd)?

I'm sure my psu can handle it!? but I just need some reassurance it can

Thanks in advanced!

A:can you have 3 drives connected to one SATA power cable?

Yes, if the cable has 3 or even 4 sata power connectors on it, you can use them all, the PSU puts out more power when it has to.

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Hi,

I formatted and installed windows 7 64 bit in a pc which previously had windows 7 32 bit.
When i booted my 1tb dynamic disk was not detected. So I went into disk management and it had listed my disk as "Foreign Disk". So i imported the foreign disk.

The drive was detected and opened. So i rebooted the pc but now the drive is still not appearing in my computer. When i go to disk management the 1tb appears but there is no drive letter assigned. When i try to assign drive letter it statest that "Specified File cannot be found"

I am desperate please help me.

A:Unable to assign Drive Letter to Sata Dynamic Hard Diski

somebody please help me.

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My Lenovo thinkpad S1 Yoga 12 20DL0066ZA does not want to boot up when it is connected to the Dock and the network cable is connected. My Yoga has the latest Bios update: 1.30 and firmware update: 10.0.55.3000And I also have the latest drivers for the dock: V11019 and firmware: 2.33.000 Unfortunately there is no Network settings in BIOS > Config to disable UEFI IPv4 Network Stack Enabled or UEFI IPv6 Network Stack Enabled. In BIOS > Startup > boot  I have disabled PCI LAN ( it has 2 sub headings - LAN (0050B68AC40A) -IPv4 and LAN (0050B68AC40A) -IPv6) Can some help?

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Hi,
I bought a new Dell M3800 laptop and it worked fine for three month.
One morning it refused booting. The Dell Windows Recovery CD will not load either Just goes to black screen.
I tried everything I could think of and everything I found on google with no luck.
Yesterday I removed the HD and connected it as an external drive changed the Boot options and it worked.
But it still will not boot when connected internally. The Dell diagnostic tool does not find any problems.

Dell M3800.
SSD 250GB drive.

Please help. What could be causing this?
Ben

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Since changing to 7, I've had a really hard time cleaning infected hard drives. In fact, it's been impossible. With XP, I could connect the infected drive using a SATA/IDE-to-USB adapter, take ownership of the drive and get rid of the offending files. With
7, however, the drive isn't recognized until I initialize it which, naturally, will blow away everything on the drive. 
It's another MSoft catch-22. If I back up the data so it's safe to initialize, then I have to be able to access the data to back it up so I can initialize it, right? If I do that on the infected computer, chances are I'm backing up the virus anyway.
Same goes for old hard drives I have lying around. I'd love to see what's on them but I can't unless I first initialize them which precludes my ability to see what's on them. I don't have an IDE port on my desktop so some of these drives cannot be connected
directly.
Finally, I don't do this kind of stuff all the time anymore due to health reasons so it's not worth building a retro machine just for this purpose.
Is there not some kind of work-around for this or is another shining example of planned obsolescence? 



I'm out of my mind, please leave a message

A:Cannot "see" hard drive connected via SATA/IDE-to-USB adapter

Something must be wrong with your disks, there should not problems with connecting old sata disk with a sata-to-usb adapter.

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I hve a 200gig maxtor SATA hdd, which I was running as my master, and I believe that I have a boot sector virus. I am unable to boot into windows, or safe mode for that matter. Upon trying to use the recovery console, the computer restarts to "avoid damage" upon trying to access the drive.

I have a lot of data that I was hoping to save. I have had this exact same problem before, perhaps 6 months ago, I brought it to a computer repair, and they successfully saved my data, and were able to reformat the drive for me. My main question is, how can I access the drive to save my data? Even when I try to boot windows from a different drive, it will not boot if the infected SATA drive is connected. My motherboard brags that it supports "PC Cillin Anti-virus", which led me to believe that I could disable that in my bios, however, I could not find anything in the bios that would allow me to do so. Can anyone help me? Thank you.
 

A:Boot sector virus on a SATA drive, unable to use recovery console

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My motherboard brags that it supports "PC Cillin Anti-virus", which led me to believe that I could disable that in my bios, however, I could not find anything in the bios that would allow me to do so. Can anyone help me? Thank you.Click to expand...

The AV is just another program which runs in Windows. Has nothing to do with your MB or the BIOS.
 

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Issue: Its seen that computer having a samsung hard drive of 320 GB and 500 GB will give black screen with a cursor at the top left corner and it wont boot.
The reason behind this is these hard drives contains a scanner inside them which periodically scans the hard drive to check for error and tries to recover them.
Resolution: Enter the Boot device menu(By pressing the F12 or F9 key on the manufacturer logo).
Change the Boot Device
Select HARD DRIVE as the 1st boot priority and press enter. The system may or may not boot.
If the system boots, go to : http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R180581&SystemID=INSP_DSKTP_D530S&servicetag=&os=WLH&osl=en&deviceid=13763&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=1&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=2&libid=41&fileid=246131
Here you will find a patch which will delete/disable the scanner.
If the system wont boot even after selecting the Hard drive from Boot menu., wait till the scan completes and then run this patch.
Do not Reinstall OS or replace your hard drive for this issue.

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Hello,

I've recently purchased two 30GB SSDs which I have set up in a RAID 0 array and I have installed Windows onto these drives. I have a second, 2TB Seagate Barracuda Green HDD that I have used to put my user profiles and additional programs/games on as it wouldn't fit on the SSD.

Everything was fine for a few days after installation. Then this morning I rebooted the computer and it just stalled on the flashing cursor (underscore) in the top left corner of the screen. I did the basic fixes (Windows repair, checking RAM) and nothing worked.

Then I thought that I should try disconnecting all but the SSD with the OS on it. SUCCESS! It booted to Windows but couldn't find any programs/user data so it created a new "profile". I shutdown the computer and tried reconnecting just the data hard drive...it hung again.

I have two additional hard drives (used for backups) that don't affect anything at all when I plug them in.

Does anybody know what could be the problem? I'm at a loss and I need the computer
for this weekend.


Help!


Thanks in advance for any advice that you can give me,
Kyle

A:Windows 7 won't boot with second SATA hard drive

Hmmm. just did another test by moving the data HDD to a different SATA port (port 6 instead of 5 on my ASUS Crossfire Formula IV MB). Windows booted no problem.

Now the question is: does anybody know what would cause this behaviour?


Thanks again,
Kyle

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i have a project at work that i need some help with. the boot menu does not see the hard drive attached to sata 1 but the BIOS main page does, windows also does not see it. the OS is vista enterprise sp2 build 6002 x86, the MOBO is an asus p5k, the BIOS is american megatrends 0603, 7/3/2007

i know this may not be a lot to go on but this is my first attempt at troubleshooting and fixing a problem like this so if you guys can help me fix this that would be sweet.
 

A:Boot menu not seeing SATA 1 hard drive

The only thing that springs to mind is that SATA drivers are not installed, and you need to set the BIOS to run the drive as IDE.

Windows won't place the drive in Explorer, (My Computer), until it has been formatted (!) or (?).

Look for the drive and format it from: Control Panel > Performance & Maintenance >Administrative tools > Computer Management > Storage >Disk Management.

(With Control Panel in "Category View").
 

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I had to replace the power supply in my computer and now I cant get it to boot up to windows. It has a Sata hard drive which worked perfectly fine before the power supply died. I recall looking at the bios once and noticing that it didnt detect any hard drive, but since the computer worked fine, I didnt worry about it.

this computer was given to me, so I dont know how it was originally set up nor do I have any of the driver disks.

I have tried some different boot orders, etc but to no avail. How do I make it boot from the Sata hard drive?

A:Can't boot from Sata hard drive anymore

try tightening the sata cable to the hard disk, maybe it's just loose. =/
hope i help

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Hi all,

I'm trying to install a new SATA HDD (2TB WD Caviar Green) as a backup drive. This is the 5th SATA device on my system (DVD/RW; 2HDDs + Primary SSD drive.

I've plugged in the new drive (with a little difficulty as it's getting crowded in there now!) and it is found in the BIOS. I've made sure that the boot device is still set as my SSD; however when I try and boot with the new 2TB drive plugged in I get the error message "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device".

As soon as I disconnect the new HDD (with no BIOS changes) the PC will boot fine again.

Am I looking at a busted HDD? Or is there a setting change I'm overlooking?

I have read that the WD Caviar Green 2TB drives need third party configuration before they will work with Windows XP; but I was under the impression that Windows Vista and onwards supported them by default?

Any help much appreciated.

Cheers
 

A:New SATA Hard Drive Failing Boot

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I had windows 10 on hard drive G. Then, I clean installed windows 7 on hard drive C , an SSD. Before all of this I had other hard drives that H and D ( same hard drive , partitioned) , I don't remember how or why I partitioned the old ones...

Now, I wanted to delete win 10 from G, but i read sometimes that when you install like I did, the new windows boot process needs files from the old hard drive. So to test this I disconnected the old hard drive (G). I couldn't boot. So I reconnected the old hard drive, and still couldn't boot to windows 7 on the new ssd (C), however it would boot to the old windows 10 (G). I finally put in my windows 7 disc, and let it run a startup repair, this recovered my windows 7 on C.

So here I am, and I want to completely wipe hard drive G, and make my primary, and only booting drive, hard drive C. possibly also un-partition h and d , make it just be one drive.

A:ssd I want to boot from can't boot without other hard drive connected

Also, just for clarification, I would like "disc 2" to be my primary boot drive.

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I have my laptop hard drive out and I am trying to open the users onto my desk top. The drive is recognized but when I click on the users it says I need permission. Then it will sit and attempt to load over and over and over but never opens. Is there something I can do differently? Thanks
 

A:Laptop Hard drive sata to Pc problems

This way may be an easier method: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...ership-to-explorer-right-click-menu-in-vista/
 

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I have been trying to recover files from a corrupted hard drive. No OS will boot on it, scandisk freezes on trying to correct index errors, HDD Regenerator shows no bad sectors.

The only option left that I can see is using an adapter and trying to pull the files off through a pc, but this hard drive, Seagate Momentus ST9160821AS, has a interface that I am not farmiliar with.

I do have an IDE converter for laptops but it interfaces with pins, and I cant find a converter that fits with this one, probably because its SATA NCQ. Is there another name for this kind of adapter that i can't find?

Here are some pictures of the interface, hope somone can give me some info on it.



 

A:SATA/NCQ Laptop Hard drive adapter

You could buy an external USB Sata enclosure for the notebook drive, and access it that way. This Seagate drive should be replaced under warranty (5 year)
 

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I have two hard drives, a 240 GB SSD with the OS, and a second internal hard drive, a WD black edition 2 TB drive.

Everything worked fine until I temporarily attached a friends hard drive (OS drive running Windows 7 prof) to my system in order to recover some files. After removing the friend's hard drive, my system hangs-up after the motherboard splash and will not boot. If I disconnect my WD drive, the system boots normally. If I disconnect the WD drive until the Windows logo appears, then connect the WD drive, the system boots normally, and the WD drive works fine.

What do I need to do so I don't have to disconnect/reconnect the SATA cable from my secondary drive(WD) every time I reboot the system?

A:System will not boot with secondary hard drive connected

Could you post a shot of Disk Management with both drives connected please.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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Hopefully someone can help with this problem. I have an external USB hard drive to back up documents and photos, but now the PC refuses to boot if the device is connected. This is a recent problem despite using the same hard drive for some time...it's as if the PC is trying to boot from the external drive which of course doesn't contain the relevant files. As soon as the Windows start up process has begun then it can be connected again. Is this something to do with the Windows boot configuration, if so how do I change it? If it's relevant my operating system is Vista Home Premium SP1.

A:Boot problem with external hard drive connected

You can go into bios and see if the external drive is in the boot order.
If so take it out.
Ive had that issue with a few boards, namely asus, a little funky at
boot, and sometimes will not boot if the drive is on. The cure for me
was to just keep it turned off unless Im using it..
Maybe someone else has a better answer.

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Hello,

I removed my hard drive containing Windows 7 from my computer, where it boots properly. I placed the drive in an enclosure and connected it via USB. It refused to boot, instead flashing a blue screen for less than a second and then asking if I wanted to attempt system repair.

Upon returning the hard drive to the inside of the computer it works correctly as before.

I regularly boot various Linux operating systems with hard drives connected internally or externally on this computer, so I believe that my BIOS settings are correct and that there is not a problem with the hardware.

Does anyone know why Windows refuses to boot unless it is connected internally?

Thank you for any help or advice.

A:Windows 7 does not boot when its hard drive is connected externally

Windows doesn't boot via usb natively. It is possible to fiddle with it to get it to work. Not sure of the point.

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Hopefully someone can help with this problem. I have an external USB hard drive to back up documents and photos, but now the PC refuses to boot if the device is connected. This is a recent problem despite using the same hard drive for some time...it's as if the PC is trying to boot from the external drive which of course doesn't contain the relevant files. As soon as the Windows start up process has begun then it can be connected again. Is this something to do with the Windows boot configuration, if so how do I change it? If it's relevant my operating system is Vista Home Premium SP1.
 

A:Boot problem with external hard drive connected

Enter the bios how ever it says to when the computer starts(press Delete, F1, F2 etc) Find Boot or Boot Options and make sure internal hard drive is selected as first boot device. CD or DVD drive can be first but make sure it is not set to boot from external or USB devices.
 

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Hello,
The ubcd4win bootable cd I made doesn't recognize sata hard drives. What drivers can I use to integrate into ubcd4win and how so my bootable cd will recognize my sata hard drive. Please help. I am a newbie.
Thanks
 

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My Win XP aro PC has two internal SATA drives. The OS is installed on drive C. Drive F is the other one, used for data

I was moving some files from drive C to Drive F and the machine crashed, giving me a delayed data write error. After that the F drive was not accessible. It either wouldn't open or I'd access denied errors.

I tried running chkdsk f:/f, which has always worked in such situations on external drives. It didn't work at first, giving me access denied errors, then I rebooted and I ran it - it didn't work the first time, I got unrecoverable sector errors.

Finally, after 3 attempts chkdsk seemed to work, but after that the Windows immediately froze. I shut it off and now it won't boot up. I get the windows splash screen then it just freezes on a blackened screen.

Please help!

A:SATA Hard Drive failure, system won't boot

I just ran the drive diagnostics from the setup screen - I get Drive I... Fail. Return Code: 7.

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I installed a Seagate ST3320613AS 320G hard drive with the intention of duplicating the contents of my small 80GB main hard drive onto it. With the computer off, I connected the data and power cables. When I turned on the computer, Windows XP SP3 would not boot. Instead I got the message, "We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software ..." Selecting any of the options offered (Start Windows normally, start with last working version, start in CMOS) failed, eventually returning me to this same screen. If I unplug the data cable, of course the computer boots with no problem.
With the new Seagate data cable plugged in, I have entered CMOS at startup and found the new 320G hard drive not detected. My main 80G drive is detected as Master 2. Opening Master 3 and asking the BIOS to find a new hard drive works in the sense that it does find the new hard drive and shows some weird set of symbols for it. But the screen freezes at that point. I cannot escape it nor save my settings. CTRL + ALT + DEL takes me back to the sequence outlined above.
What am I doing wrong?
Computer = Systemax Ascent HA2800 w/AMD Athlon 64 processor 3000+ 2GigHz; motherboard = K8M800-8237; K8VGA-M; BIOS = Phoenix Tech LTD 6.00 PG 10/18/2004; main hard drive is SATA.
 

A:Solved: backup sata hard drive won't allow XP boot

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My wife's laptop. She occasionally does something that causes her hard drive to slip out of its connector and I have to open the case and re-seat it. i have done this 4 times now. Is there a spacer made of rubber or an insulated material that will not cause a short or fire?

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There are these kind of converters available. I don't understand how such a converter can fit into the hard drive space for instance T43? Is there any kind of converter which fit?

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I would like to upgrade my factory 128GB M.2 SSD Sata 3 on my OMEN by HP 15-ax206na  as the factory M.2 Sata 3 is slower than my old laptops Samsung 850 evo Sata SSD.I believed that the M.2 format is supposed to be faster than a regular Sata SDD.I am interested in a  Samsung 960 EVO M.2 SSD NVMe I understand this is a different pin out configuration, the factory 128GB M.2 SSD Sata 3 being M + B and the the  Samsung 960 EVO M.2 SSD NVMe being M only or B, i'm not sure which. My question is, if this new NVMe drive does fit will i get the full NVMe speeds?and is there any other compatibility issues i should be aware of?













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A:M.2 Hard drive upgrade laptop is Sata 3, Samsung 960 EVO M.2...

Thank you for the info, this helps greatly. One final question, how did you migrate the original m.2?

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