Hi, I had a look inside and the Z Turbo drive appears to be connected to the motherboard (location 23 on the motherboard map in the manual) and not using a SATA port or any of the four main PCIe3 slots. Only one of the PCIe3 slots is being used and that is for the NVIDIA graphics card, and only one of the SATA ports is being used and that is for the Slim BluRay drive (connected to SATA3). That means there are 3 x SATA ports available, and 2 x 3.5" and 1 x 2.5" bays available, by the looks of it. My question is, is it possible to put 3 x HDD/SSD drives in it, i.e. 2 x 3.5" and 1 x 2.5"?
I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.
I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/directdownload.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
@jeffparker? Yes I believe you can add them. Check the quickspecs below:http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c04762288.pdf The following are supported.500GB SATA 7200 rpm 6Gb/s 3.5" HDD LQ036AA1TB SATA 7200 rpm 6Gb/s 3.5" HDD - LQ037AA2TB SATA 7200 rpm 6Gb/s 3.5" HDD - QB576AA3TB SATA 7200 rpm 6Gb/s 3.5" HDD - QF298AA500GB SATA 7.2K SED SFF HDD1TB SATA 7200 rpm 8GB 3.5" SSHD (hybrid) - M7S54AA And the following SSD'sA3D25AA 128 Gb sata 3A3D26AA 256 GB sata3D8F30AA 512Gb Sata3F3C96AA 1Tb Sata3G7U67AA 256 Gb Sata3 SED OPALT3U07AA 240 Gb Ent class 2T3U08AA 480 Gb Ent class 2http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Adding-drives-to-HP-Z240-SFF-with-a-Z-Turbo-drive/td-p/5710925
I installed a Z turbo drive on my new HP Z440 as a data drive. After installation my WD My book external USB 3.0 hard drives either disapeared or would not read/write. I uninstalled the external hard drives, then reinstalled and have the same problem. I removed the Z Turbo drive and the external hard drives are working normally again. There is obviously a coflict somewhere. How do I resovle?http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Z-turbo-Drive-Compatability-Issues-with-External-Hard-Drives/td-p/5619952
Hi all A friend of mine recently had his computer stop working and he has a lot of photos on his hard drive SATA that he wants saved I took the drive in hopes of plugging it into my computer and then copying his pictures over and burning them to a disc My computer has Windows XP SP a Gigabyte nForce Sli mobo two IDE hard drives and two external USB hard drives Before starting I installed the updated mobo drives from the Gigabyte Adding IDE drives? two hard a existing a with drive PC SATA to website and then I used a cable from my original mobo box with a four pin connector on one end and the plug for the SATA drive on the other Then I used to cable labeled as SATA and then plugged it into the color coded connector Adding a SATA hard drive to a PC with two existing IDE drives? on the mobo I rebooted and Windows recognized new hardware and said Adding a SATA hard drive to a PC with two existing IDE drives? it needed to install new software drivers I assume It installed software and exited without errors but XP doesnt list the drive I also dont see it under disk management I did Adding a SATA hard drive to a PC with two existing IDE drives? go into the BIOS and everything labeled SATA is set as enabled I am not sure what else I need to be looking at in the BIOS however My mobo also has a manual that has setup information regarding SATA RAID RAID Function I ll be honest and say I dont know what the heck that is and the manual looks difficult for a user like me A couple of people told me that it should be plug and play with XP so I really wasnt expecting many problems with this I would really appreciated any help on this as to what I should be checking Thanks nbsp
If the drive is physically fine the drive should work fine plugged into the motherboard. Does the motherboard have RAID and standard SATA connectors? It may be that with the drive connected to the RAID connector that you need to do some type of configuration prior to having the drive seen in Windows.
Another option if you still can't get it to work would be to use one of the SATA > USB docking units like:
Already have the PNY Attached 32 GB 2.0 Model FD32GATT2 which has performed very dependable for a little over a year now. It usually writes at around 10 mbs for what I do. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820178698
Would like to get the PNY 64 GB Turbo Plus Attache USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model P-FD64GTBOP-GE which should write, hopefully at around 4 to 5 times this (mix of smaller and larger files) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820178683
Anyone have the PNY 64 GB Turbo Plus Attache ? Would much appreciate some ideas on it.
Reviews were not exactly kind for it, though its not real clear given some of the feedback. My lurking concern is reliability of storage.
Hi All I have a new HP Z Turbo Drive 512 G2. I want to install this on my new HP Z840. I have upgraded the BIOS to the latest 2.14 Rev. I have installed the Turbo drive as according to the HP Z Turbo Drive g2 installation guide. I am installing a new install of Windows 7 Pro with a USB boot drive. It goes through the install without issues until the point where it needs to know the drive it will install the OS, but its does not recognise the Turbo drive. I have ensured that this is the only drive installed for the OS. I have only updated the BIOS to the HP Z440/Z640/Z840 Workstation System BIOS 02.14 Rev.A. I am sure I have installed the turbo drive correctly. Can anyone please advise if you have succesffuly installed a tubro drive G2? RegardsHP4Evahttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Installing-a-HP-Z-Turbo-Drive-G2-on-a-HP-Z840/td-p/5640666
Hi All I have a new HP Z Turbo Drive 512 G2. I want to install this on my new HP Z840. I have upgraded the BIOS to the latest 2.14 Rev. I have installed the Turbo drive as according to the HP Z Turbo Drive g2 installation guide. I am installing a new install of Windows 7 Pro with a USB boot drive. It goes through the install without issues until the point where it needs to know the drive it will install the OS, but its does not recognise the Turbo drive. I have ensured that this is the only drive installed for the OS. I have only updated the BIOS to the HP Z440/Z640/Z840 Workstation System BIOS 02.14 Rev.A. I am sure I have installed the turbo drive correctly. Can anyone please advise if you have succesffuly installed a tubro drive G2? RegardsHP4Evahttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Installing-a-HP-Z-Turbo-Drive-G2-on-a-HP-Z840/td-p/5640666
I'm thinking of expanding my box to add another 2TB's internally. I currently have an Antec P180 with a WD Raptor 150GB, and 2 x 1TB WD Caviars set up in a RAID mirror. So what I want to do is expand that RAID mirror to 2TB's.
The first question is, I have a Seasonic S12 Energy Plus 550W UL ATX12V v2.0 Power Supply, so would that be sufficient enough for all these drives that I have? My motherboard is the nforce 680i sli and CPU is the Intel E6600.
Also, is my cooling sufficient? I have the cases fans on and I also purchased a Arctic Freezer 7Pro fan which is on the processor.
Any advice is appreciated! Thanks
Adequacy of the PSU would depend on what you have as a video card. The Q6600 is fairly high draw, (125 watts), but the 2 additional drives would be only about 50 watt. Your Seasonic PSU will likely deliver all the power on the label.
You can get a pretty good handle on your PSU needs with Antec's PSU calculator; http://www.antec.outervision.com/
Hi all having trouble adding a Primary Slave to a computer with windows NT The computer will add and see the HDD in the Bios but when i try to Boot windows nt it will give me error message whitch fills the page can some one please tell me how to do it! P.S Will load in to windows without drive!!!!
What is the configuration of your IDE ports? HD1, CD on one channel or HD1 on one channel and CD on 2nd channel? It might work better if the new HD was the master on channel 2 and the CD was the slave. Just a thought.
I recieved my new TB maxtor hardrive a week ago I connected it directly to the computer without Drive 1.5tb Installation Maxtor Problem! Turbo installing the software in order to use it simply as a harddrive Then I decided to make it into a RAID that allows for mirroring the data and keeping a back-up I erased all the data on it and installed the Retrospect Express software that came with the drive and followed the quick Maxtor Turbo 1.5tb Drive Installation Problem! guide to partition the drive one as Bootable Backup and the other as Data The next step asked me to press the ONE TOUCH button to continue to next steps BUT here is where the problem begins Pressing the button does nothing I am supposed to see an interface that allows me to designate the new One Touch volume as my backup drive But i don t see any interface at all I ve tried restarting twice following the set up instructions word to word but it seems that because I intially started using this drive as a simple harddrive before the ONE TOUCH button no longer works which means that I can t actually make this into a RAID anymore Can someone please help on this Thanks very much nbsphttps://forums.techguy.org/threads/maxtor-turbo-1-5tb-drive-installation-problem.562488/
Is the HP Z Turbo Drive G2 compatible with the Z620 workstation? I find this question asked in this forum before, as "Why HP Z Turbo Drive G2 not spec'ed for HP Z620", and the answer is that "this question is previously asked" but I cannot find this previosly asked question. Thankshttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Is-HP-Z-Turbo-Drive-G2-compatible-with-the-Z620-workstation/td-p/5609967
I've "successfully" installed the HP Z Turbo Drive G2 in a Z620 workstation. I can read and write to the drive using an Ubuntu Live USB drive, and it successfully partitioned and copied the setup files for Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop, but it failed on reboot.
Windows 10 setup can see the drive as well, and can repartition it. It errors out saying it can't be booted from and Windows doesn't let setup proceed. It suggests setting it up in the BIOS so that the boot controller will allow it to boot, but I havent found that setting yet.
Also, I updated the BIOS to J61 V03.88 prior to installing the card into slot 4.
Am I overlooking how to enable it to boot from the drive?
I m looking for identification data or a photo of the 512GB Z Turbo Drive module for a ZBook G2.I could only find HP spare part #: 813138-001. Not even a product number. I know that this option was introduced only late in the ZBook G2 lifecycle - in June 2015 Quickspecs. The price of the module sold as a spare part is way out of my range - approximately A$1,300 i.e. US$900. I am looking for a cheaper alternative - either as an HP option or a generic functionally equivalent part. I know that this part needs to support PCIe 2.0 x2, M.2 form factor, and size 22 x 60 mm. Your assistance will be appreciated.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/ZBook-G2-need-id-data-or-a-photo-of-512-GB-Z-Turbo-drive/td-p/5756544
I just received my new G3 ZBook and it has 2 M2 drives, Toshiba 512 GB Z Turbo and Samsung 256 GB Z Turbo drives installed. I can see both in the BIOS so they are being recognized, but only the 256 GB drive can be seen by Windows 7. When I look at Devices in Windows, only the Samsung appears. It does not show up in Disk Management. Thanks for your helphttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-Notebooks/Windows-Does-Not-Recognize-SSD-512-GB-Z-Turbo-Drive-PCIe/td-p/5712640
I am currently using IDE hard-drives but eventually used up almost hard-drives Adding more all of the space on them I found an old server computer that wasn t being used at Adding more hard-drives work so I took the two SCSI hard-drives and the card they were connected to which I guess is a SCSI controller card I screwed in the controller card and hard-drives to my PC hooked everything up and tried to boot During POST the SCSI card reads both of the drives and then my PC begins to emit a long and extremely loud beep sound The only way to stop the sound is to enter the controller card setup utility Is it even possible to do what I m trying to do I have no experience with drives other than IDE Update PM CST After fiddling around I found out that one of the SCSI drives was not connected well Is there some reason as to why both SCSI drives need to be connected in order for it to work After fixing the connection my PC would reboot itself after POST After more filddling I found that disconnecting my slave IDE drive solved this After booting into Windows it was only detecting one drive when I had connected both Can someone tell me why nbsp
SCSI devises are tricky. At the end of a SCSI string the end has to be terminated unless the controller is self terminating (Looped back and the end plugged back into the controller.) Also... the number of drives you plan on using has to be set either by jumpers or switches on the controller.
And using SCSI and IDE at the same time can be tricky.
Many systems simply wouldn't allow it at all.
If you can... let us know what kind of controller your using and from that thingsmay be able to be straitened out.
What would be required to add a third floppy drive to a computer? I know the standard is two drives and I currently run a 5-!/4 and a 3-1/2 on my floppy harness. Can I card the board using one of the ISA sockets, it's a Tyan Trinity Pentium board model 100AT, and then run a harness from the card to the third floppy? If this is possible, is there a plug and play card available for this purpose which would let the system assign the IRQ numbers or do I have go with an ISA style card and then go into the BIOS setup and physically declare/set/adjust the required default/IRQ's? I know that the easiest solution would be to just run the two drives and replace the old 5.* with a 3.5 but I like the notion of still having the older drive available for emergencies. Please advise.
Is there any way to add more than 2 IDE hd's? I'm quickly running out of space. Thanks!
Purchased the enw zbook 15u G3. Trying to image with WDS - Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit and it appears the storage Drive HP provides don't work as it gives the "Windows could not apply the unattend answer file's <DiskConfiguration> setting" error. Can someone help. I was able to image with SCCM but it bluescreens on startup suggesting a storage drive issue too.
Spencer01Did you ever end up finding a solution to this? I am currently in the same boat and nothing seems to fix the issue.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/HP-ZBook-15u-G3-Mobile-Workstation-with-Z-Turbo-Drive-s/td-p/5527959
AM ordering a z840 from HP and to have it with a HP Z Turbo Drive Quad Pro 526GB installed it has to be ordered with 2 of these. The problem is the Z-840 only hass 2 PCIe3-16 and I need 1 for a Navida Quatro 6000 Video Board. Could i take the memory sticks from one of the Quad Pros and put it into the other and only install one pro with 1TB?http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/HP-Z-Turbo-Drive-Quad-Pro-in-a-new-build-of-Z840-from/td-p/5804539
We are experiencing a serious performance degradation with the 256Gb NVMe HP Z Turbo Drive SSD in the ZBook Studio G3. It happens with 2 identical ZBooks we ordered so it's not onefold problem.When I received this machine early February, the SSD read performance (as measured with hdparm on linux) was over 2200Mb/s, now it's slighly over 1500 Mb/s and it seems to degrade continuously, based on past weeks' measurements. I did a manual trim on the drive using fstrim now and it trimmed 1.5Gb of data, but read performance is still "only" around 1600 Mb/s. I recall having similar problems with a Samsung 840 Evo drive previously - a firmware upgrade solved that case back then. Is this problem with the Z Turbo Drive something similar? Could it be solved with a firmware upgrade on the drive? Anyone's working on that already?
I am running Windows 10 and just did a test via Samsung Magician and its showing Read: 2065 and write:782 Edit: I have the 500gb version in my studio G3http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-Z-Turbo-Drive-performance-degradation-in-ZBook-Studio-G3/td-p/5538110
Hi HP technicians nbsp I am a HP Z Tower Workstation user G2 Z make to bootable Z230 a Nvme How drive on turbo from China First please forgive my poor English I nbsp am meeting nbsp the same issue nbsp you menthioned above I have tried a Z turbo drive G Samsung XP MZHPU HCGL- H How to make a Nvme Z turbo drive G2 bootable on Z230 and Z turbo drive G AHCI Samsung SM MZHPV HDGL- H Both of them could be detected on bios and bootable Now How to make a Nvme Z turbo drive G2 bootable on Z230 i am eager to running a G GB or GB nbsp Nvme version on my mechine nbsp I have found it could not be detected on bios but could be seen in the windows installation steps or made as a secondary disk running nbsp in windows nbsp Here I wanna know how nbsp you nbsp could nbsp help me slove the problem in oder to i can use a Nvme Z turbo drive G SSD as a bootablb nbsp one for my primary disk Need i change some configuration or settings for making it bootalbe or will HP give out the solution for this issue nbsp Regards nbsp Steinhttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/How-to-make-a-Nvme-Z-turbo-drive-G2-bootable-on-Z230/td-p/5754723
as you can see in the below image i have several drives. i'd like to merge the 1st, 2nd, and 5th drives into one large volume. i also would like to hide the new drive from this pc mount the parent folder names in this pc. so basically i'm looking to have this when i open this pc. i know i can mount the folders as drives using any number of apps out there, but i don't know if it's possible to hide the new merged drive from this pc. any help and suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
8.1.1 - drive
2635599's docs - folder
aac's - folder
downloads - folder
movies - folder
television - folder
vmware - folder
universal - drive
How to Combine Multiple Hard Drives Into One Volume for Cheap, High-Capacity Storage Have a look at this it might help if not then I would suggest researching about RAID that might be a good solution.
(For the link I suggest option 2 as it means you don't have to mess around with folders but just look at the HDD properties.)
I get to play with a couple of new HP Envy systems m n - c -- Windows GB RAM TB -- when they are not being used in the office XP drives and to 8 Adding newer Windows They are available at Costco for a good price and with -year warranties but see below This might be a good fast system I tried running Spinrite on each one and the Spinrite FD does not see these HDs I pulled one HP Envy HD and connected it to Adding newer drives to Windows XP and 8 a Kingwin SATA to USB Adapter and plugged this into my Win XP Pro laptop The laptop acknowledges an additional USB device but does not assign any letters Then I tried plugging in the HD Adapter into a USB port on the nd HP Envy system It did not recognize any additional drive Then I mounted the HD from the st HP Envy into the nd HP Envy as a second HD The BIOS saw the nd drive but Win did not see any additional drives Why am I doing this The st HP Envy is having problems -- redirection failures lots of pop-ups etc I want to scan its HD with some AV software installed on another system Q What do I have to do to enable recognition of additional Win -formatted drives on Win XP and on Win Q I was talking to HP India Tech Support last night The tech and his supervisor and then later confirmed Adding newer drives to Windows XP and 8 by Costco told me that if I install anything eg RAM or another HD or another card inside an HP chassis it voids the warranty What kind of garbage is this Windows systems are designed to connect to the World And HP chassis have additional bays and slots Is this just a warranty cop-out by HP Thanks for your help Daneel nbsp
Q1: XP won't have drivers for USB3. They will default to USB2
Q2: yes, a cop-out although I do sympathise with HP a little bit. The uncontrollable sort of things people will do that ultimately need a service call on a long warranty account for that.
For transmission of data and programs between XP and Win8 you will need to use the lowest common denominator, which would be USB2 pen drive/flash drives.
I'm afraid HP lost their premium hardware leadership many years ago, but still do some very proprietory things with PC's. Beware.
This is my first post and I am only semi-computer literate, so please bear with me. I am putting a new Home Theater PC together and am thinking about using a dynamic disk for a large amount for video media storage. I will be using seagate baracudas 750GB for the dynamic disk... my questions is will a be able to add more hard drives once I have made 2 of them into a dynamic disk.. I would like to do it this way so I dont have to buy all of them at once.. I hope to end up with around 4500GB of storage @ 6 Drives... will this even work??? and if so will i be able to start with 2 and work my way up to 6 without losing all of my data on the existing dynamic disk? Thanks for any help you can provide!
Some information about your PC is required... What Os are you running, and motherboard type?http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/adding-drives-to-a-dynamic-disk-241425.html
I currently have a Maxtor HD running Adding/swapping hard drives WinXP-Home I want to put in a Adding/swapping hard drives new Western Digital HD as master and use the Maxtor as slave First I connect the WD as slave and used Partition Magic to copy all partitions from Maxtor to WD and the WD s partitions are named H to L Then I swapped the HDs -- so that WD is master and Maxtor is slave The problem with WinXP is that WD s partitions remain H to L -- and all the links shortcuts marco s path name are no longer valid Is there a way to disable this feature in WinXP -- so Adding/swapping hard drives that the WD s partitions will be named C to G OR is there a better way to add swap hard drives I know I can rename the drives but that means I have to rename all partitions -- including those on Maxtor -- and that is a real hassel -- because if something should happen to WD and I need to swap Maxtor back to master I have the same problem again TIA nbsp
Start/Settings/Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Computer Management. Then use disk management under the storage option.
I am getting a 2 Terabyte hard drive can i break this drive down to smaller drives during install of Windows 7 home premeium OEM?
Not during install. Later on in Windows, yes then.
Use Acronis Disc Director Suite on manual mode.
I have a Virtual machine with 4 drives
Drive 1 has 80gb
Drive 2 has 100gb
Drive 3 500gb
Below drive I have the issue with :-(
Drive 4 80gb ( is used for sql data) I have extended the size to 126gb which is the limit is there any way to make it 500gb???
Idealy I would need drive 4 to be 500gb but it only allows to increase to 126gb? Why is this?
I just bought a new computer with Windows 7 Professional 64 bit . I added 2 hard drives from my old computer to the new one. The old computer was Windows XP 32 bit with a Raid 1 configuration. I just want the added hard drives as storage and non raid. The installation went smoothly but the new computer recognizes the 2 added hard drives as one drive. Also when I boot up, the boot screen from the old computer shows briefly with the intel raid 1 info. The question is if I format the old hard drives will they show up as two seperate drives and will the raid 1 info go away. Kind of confused on what to do - Thanks for the help, John
A format will restore the drives to non-raided drives.
You can also go into the BIOS and select RAID and delete the RAID 1 setup on the drives.
The simplest way is to just format them.
I just put a Scythe Karma Panel (multi card reader) in my computer and noticed that it has put a ton of extra drives in. My question is, are these drives necessary? If not how do I get rid of them. If they are necessary can I hide them? If I do hide them will it interfere with the performance of the card reader when I want to use it Any help appreciated
That's what happens when you install a reader. One drive for each type/slot. That is how you access the cards inserted.
Ok, I was burning a disc and it was going really slow for some reason. So I looked at its properties and the max burnign speed was 8x...(very wrong) so I downloaded the latest firmware for it (the firmware that was on the other drive and could burn (if it worked) at 52x) and then I rebooted, but I took out the busted cd-drive too, cause there no reason to leave it in there. Now whenever I boot it doesn't load the OS. I get a disc read error, I've put hard drive in first/second/third boot up option in bios. I can boot without the drives plugged in successfully, even though it does give me the error once but then I press enter and it loads. I can't boot with 1 drive or both. Thanks, think updating the BIOS would help? System specs are below.
Update: Checked, my BIOS is up to date.
Please be more descriptive of your boot problem. It doesn't really make much sense as you have it laid out. Which drives did you disconnect? I know you say CD-drive but then you say it boots with 1 drive but not the other? Are we talking about the system in your sig?
Hi I recently decided to switch from XP Pro to XP Media Center Edition Last night I did a clean install of XP MCE on XP drives Problem to SATA adding running IDE on my IDE drive Everything appeared to work fine all the drivers went in OK but my WinXP Promise FastTrak Controller is displaying a yellow exclamation point in device manager and will not start My setup is IDE drive and SATA drives As of now the SATA drives are not recognized by XP Problem adding SATA drives to XP running on IDE In my previous XP Pro installation the SATA drives were recognized just fine When I loaded MCE I did not hit f during setup to load a third party RAID drive as I figured it was not necessary since I was installing to an IDE drive The two drives are recognized during POST by the controller and are also present in the BIOS It should be noted that the two SATA drives are not setup in a RAID array and RAID is turned off in the BIOS Since the drives are not recognized I have tried the following solutions with no luck Reloading the OS and pressing f to load third party drivers obtained directly from MSI Even when I did this the drives weren t recognized by the XP setup program Reloading the drivers in XP for the WinXP Promise FastTrak Controller I tried both MSI drivers and driveragent com drivers Problem adding SATA drives to XP running on IDE Uninstalling the Promise FastTrak Controller and rebooting to let Windows find it Checking disk management to see if the drives are recognized but not formatted I have a MSI Neo PE motherboard and the SATA drives are Western Digital and Seagate Please help nbsp
You were right the first time. You don't need to F6 SATA drivers if you are installing XP to an IDE drive. However, after Windows is installed you have to install SATA/RAID drivers if you want devices connected to the SATA controllers to work. RAID may be turned off in the BIOS but is SATA enabled in the BIOS?
It's not clear to me what drive is connected to what. Can you go over again which drives are connected to the motherboard and which (if any) are connected to the Promise Controller?
I can run Windows -bit just fine with drives C boot D data and H DVD If I add another drive I can't boot - I get a flash of BSOD followed by a reboot The BSOD flashes too fast to read but just long enough to recognize it before it reboots I have tried three additional drives at the same time and individually with the same results I can plug the drives in while W is running and the drive is recognized and appears It installed drivers upon the first plugin But if I restart without changing anything I get BSOD I tried 64-bit version adding hard BSOD to when drives moving the DVD from E to H since that is how I had it setup in Vista and that did not change anything The three drives should show up as E F and G All are connected to the Intel SATA chipset on a Gigabyte GA-X -DQ motherboard There are no exclamation markes BSOD when adding hard drives to 64-bit version for the controller in Device Manager I also tried turing off all autostart functions when new drives are inserted Note that I am able to plug in a removable SATA drive via USB adapter drive R and leave it plugged in through a restart without trouble This setup ran fine in Vista My Win - install is on a clean formatted drive This is the Release version of W - it was released to OEMs on Oct All Windows updates have been applied through Windows Update
Quote: Originally Posted by madmartian
I can run Windows 7 64-bit just fine with drives C (boot), D (data), and H (DVD). If I add another drive, I can't boot - I get a flash of BSOD followed by a reboot. The BSOD flashes too fast to read, but just long enough to recognize it before it reboots. I have tried three additional drives at the same time and individually with the same results. I can plug the drives in while W7 is running and the drive is recognized and appears. It installed drivers upon the first plugin. But if I restart without changing anything, I get BSOD. I tried moving the DVD from E to H since that is how I had it setup in Vista and that did not change anything. The three drives should show up as E, F, and G. All are connected to the Intel SATA chipset on a Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6 motherboard. There are no exclamation markes for the controller in Device Manager. I also tried turing off all autostart functions when new drives are inserted. Note that I am able to plug in a removable SATA drive via USB adapter (drive R) and leave it plugged in through a restart without trouble.
This setup ran fine in Vista 32. My Win7-64 install is on a clean formatted drive. This is the Release version of W7-64 (it was released to OEMs on Oct 12). All Windows 7 updates have been applied through Windows Update.
couple of things. could you go into c:\windows\minidumo, zip the dump file (*.dmp) and upload it to us. If its not there try searching for *.dmp
Second. Are you using the same cable when you plug the last drive in? (bad wire, socket,?)
can you tell us about your computer so we know what hardware you have
Hello, I have a:
AMD Phenom II X6 1055t processor 2.80 GHz
ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO
ATI Radeon HD 4200
Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
I have a WD 500GB Drive (c) SATA and a Hitachi 500GB SATA (f) hard drive installed. I just bought a WD 3TB drive SATA. I unplugged the Hitachi drive and plugged the 3TB (pc was off), but it would not show up on "my computer". Called WD and they walked me through setup. But later had to disconnect the 3TB and reconnect the Hitachi because I have a docking station that will only read a max of 2TB drive. How can I install the 3TB drive ( if I unplug, pc wont boo and asks for boot cd to repair windows) on the "Hitachi" bay. I will use the Hitachi drive on docking station. ty.
I'll try my best to describe the issue that I am having. I bought a refurbished hp tower that came loaded with Windows 10. I took the 500gb hard drive out of it and replaced it with a 1TB hard drive from a friends computer. I am now trying to take the 500gb hard drive and add it to my parents older acer computer, which currently runs Windows Vista OS on a 250gb hard drive. I initially installed the newer hard drive by itself, but the computer would not boot, so I ended up installing both hard drives and the computer would boot back to the original vista os. It reads that the 500gb drive is installed on the :/f drive, but I have no idea how to transfer the windows 10 os onto the acer desktop computer. Thank you in advance for any advice or answers.
If you're dealing with OEM Windows, you're going to have problems. An original OEM remains with the original computer said original OEM was installed on. If the refurbished HP original HD which is now in the Acer desktop had an OEM Windows - you can forget it. Unless others have a better idea, you might have to spend some monies to purchase installable [retail] Windows at least for one computer if not for both computers. I could be wrong - let's see what others have to say.http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/49971-questions-about-adding-hard-drives-updating-windows-10-a.html
I need to add two 9.1Gb hard drives to a compaq 1600 proliant server that runs Netware 5. The drives are SCSI hot swap drives. What will I need to do in order to use the drives for expanding the data and sys volumes in Novell. Currently the server has two 4.3Gb hard drives. The server Hard drives are mirrored and I don't know what that will mean for me when adding the new drives. Thanks in advance for any help.
Windows XP service pack 3
Windows search 4.0
windows server 2008 with search service installed and indexing (local) network drives
In windows xp, every time I add a network drive via the "add location" option, it does not save the location after closing the window..nor can I add more than one network drive.
this is the second round for me on this the O S gets lost hard when boot login not 7 drives and/or adding will windows when you add drives to the system for what its worth it freezes at windows system classpnp sys when using safemode to try and boot in at first i thought it was related to my add in card and array but i just proved that wrong tonight by adding a single hdd via a regular old SATA cable same result win sits windows 7 will not boot and/or login when adding hard drives there hung up permanently at the glowing flag i was going to take the blame for this but its obviously a bug in so anyone have a cure for this so far the only trick i came up with is putting the PC to sleep hibernate perhaps a better term and sneaking the drive cable back in when the computer wakes it finds the new drive and popups up that half convenient half retarded 'what do i do' box its a hard drive do nothing ok but that will let me use the drive until i reboot then kaput so this is a boot bug i have no idea why its the first problem i have had in which until now i really loved so can you guys think of anything please help
Please post back a screenshot of your maximized full Disk Mgmt drive map and listings, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu.http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/160058-windows-7-will-not-boot-login-when-adding-hard-drives.html
I've recently reinstalled Win bit to my Mushkin enhanced Deluxe gb SSD This drive had a missing MBR I was finally able to reformat it and install additional Drives Boot Windows stalls when Sata adding Windows after changing the boot to Legacy Only in the Windows Boot stalls when adding additional Sata Drives Gigabyte BIOS After installing all the updated drivers and video drivers in the new install I turned to re-connecting all the other HDs in my build that were there before the original problem occurred These drives are a combination of SATA II and SATA III and worked fine on this build before my MBR problem That's when the boot of windows stalled I Windows Boot stalls when adding additional Sata Drives the tried connecting one at a time There are additional internal HDS with the same results The BIOS Windows Boot stalls when adding additional Sata Drives did see the one additional drive I reconnected on the second try When I go back to the single drve everything is fine at boot I even changed the boot back to UEFI and Legacy thinking that was the cause of the problem I'm at a loss to understand why these drives don't function in this my second installation of Windows in this build Some System Info Operating System Microsoft Windows Home Premium -bit SP CPU AMD A A C Trinity nm Technology RAM GB Dual-Channel DDR MHz - - - Motherboard Gigabyte Technology Co Ltd F A X-UP P C Graphics ASUS VS x Hz MB AMD Radeon HD D Dual Graphics ATI MB AMD Radeon HD XFX Pine Group CrossFire Disabled Hard Drives GB TOSHIBA MKNSSDCR GB-DX SATA Disk Device SSD C Optical Drives TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S N SATA CdRom Device Audio Realtek High Definition Audio I also have two External drives connected with no problems at boot If the BIOS saw one of those drives how come even that one additional drive causes Windows to flake out
Well mate the only thing I can think of at the moment is to check the Device Manager and see if they are there and any error triangles alongside.
Perhaps you need to update the driver s these particular drives and personally I use the manufacturers for that as I am not a fan of the Windows feature.
I installed Ubuntu on my computer a few months ago and created another partition for it on my 1TB hard drive.
I didn't really care for Ubuntu so I decided to delete the partition it was on.
That might have been a mistake.
Well, now there's 87.68GB of free space on my hard disk that I can't use and I don't know how to add it back to my c: partition.
There was another post about this a couple years ago, but I don't understand the instructions and am not actually sure if it worked. Can someone explain how to do this, please?
I'm not completely computer illiterate, but I'm not familiar with partitioning disks. It was just the one time with Ubuntu.
The unallocated area is actually an empty extended partition. You need to delete that first.http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/275065-hard-drive-partition-adding-free-space-back-c-drive.html
My SSD drive is 85% full so before having problem, I need to find a solution
In my old time, I know that it was not possible to expand C: drive by adding a new one, but it was in the pre-Windows time, yes I did work with DOS system with one 360k floppy drive...
But now, is it possible? Someone send me an article, about that, but it was in German. Even with translation, I did not understand.
Any help appreciated
You could clone to a bigger SSD.
How to clone your SSD drive to a SSD drive.
Solved How to Migrate OS to new Hard disk.
Hi Team, We are trying to install win7 on Z240 but due to some issue the SSD does not gets detected we have also tried installing Win7 via CD/USB but still no luck can someone help me regarding this issue.
If secure boot is enabled in BIOS, try disabling it and enable legacy boot.Also in case you are using NVME SSD, then you may need to inject the corresponding driverhttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Video-Display-and-Touch/Z240/td-p/5529208
I have a brand new HP Z240. I have installed the SSD in the M2 slot on the board and updated the BIOS 1.27. The board or the BIOS will still not see the SSD. it is a Crucial 500GB SSD. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Z240-can-not-see-my-M2-SSD/td-p/5769871
Hello We are going to be purchasing a lot of HP Z Tower Workstations from our supplier in the future and I have been given one to QA in our environment nbsp We currently use HP BCU to make available and enable the TPM on our current HP systems We are using version of HPBCU Today Workstation HP TPM PPI Z240 I have downloaded version of the HPBCU to begin creating a configuration file for the new Z workstations nbsp The problem I have is that the TPM PPI physical presence settings are nowhere to be found in the UEFI BIOS firmware user interface What we want to do is suppress the prompt that would allow users to deny HP Z240 Workstation TPM PPI modifications This is was possible in previous incarnations of HPBCU on different models of workstation in the form of the following setting nbsp Embedded Security Activation Policy nbsp nbsp F to Boot nbsp nbsp Allow user to reject nbsp nbsp No prompts nbsp Unfortunately this is not in the file created using on the Z and as I said nothing appears in the user interface I have checked under Security gt TPM Embedded Security but the only options I see there are TPM Device and TPM State nbsp Is it possible to configure the physical presence settings on this model of workstation using HPBCU If not then I will need to reccommend an appropriate alternative make HP Z240 Workstation TPM PPI model where it is possible nbsp We deploy scripts that run HPBCU through configmgr SCCM and can't have this prompt annoying our users and potentially allowing them to deny the change nbsp We also can't have technicians HP Z240 Workstation TPM PPI visit every Z to configure this manually Our I T estate is fairly large at computers so automatic management is crucial to us nbsp Any help would be massively appreciated nbsp Many ThanksC Solved View Solution
Updating the System BIOS/Firmware seemed to solve this issuehttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/HP-Z240-Workstation-TPM-PPI/td-p/5597459
Hi,I would like to know the MTBF of Z240 workstations.In one site I found MTBF as 2 million hours with SSD. Is it correct?http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/MTBF-z240/td-p/5744704
Hello, i just bought an hp z240 workstation (tower format).I'm trying to configure a transcend m.2 30GB drive. After installing it on the dedicate m.2 slot on the motherboard i can't see it in the bios and even in windows 7.the first drive is connected on sata0 (original 1tb hdd with win 7 installed on it)On bios settings the m.2 slot is enabled. any suggestion? Thank youhttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Boot-and-Lockup/m-2-ssd-on-hp-z240-tower/td-p/5639374
Dear Support Team,I want to procure HP Z240 workstation for one of my project. The online datasheet shows that it comes up with only Windows 7 or Windows 10. But my system requirement is with Windows 8.1. Can HP Z240 haedware allows me to use it with Windows 8.1, if I purchase windows seperatley.RegardsWaqas Khalidhttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Windows-8-1-for-HP-Z240/td-p/5767910
I need to upgrade from a Z220 to a Z240 using the same drives and o/s and software. Will those drives run on the 240 without crashing? If not, what drivers would I have to supply to use a program like Acronis Snap Deploy (set to restore to different hardware)?http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/z240-z220/td-p/5590254
Bios ver. N51 1.27 Does anyone know where the option is to turn on Num Lock for the HP Z240? I have looked throguh the service manual and there was no listing for turning on num lock like other models.Example: the z210 Bios does offer this. z240 https://cdn.cnetcontent.com/87/f7/87f7c232-7b8b-4ce0-b452-5de5da0d9e9b.pdfz210 http://h20566.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c02787107 Note: I am not interested in setting the forInitialKeyboardIndicators option in the Windows registy. I'm looking for an option similar to was is shown here. http://support.hp.com/doc-images/512/c02683746.jpghttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Z240-Num-lock/td-p/5738846
I nstalled a new SATA drive in my pc. I installed Windows XP Pro on it using the drivers from the ASUS disc when Windows prompted for the SCSI drivers. Now windows sees my IDE drive as a scsi drive and I can't access it. How do I get windows to recognize the drive as an IDE drive again?
Specs: P4 on ASU P4P800 motherboard.
I want to add a second hard drive as a storage drive, without installing an OS on it. Which kind of partition (logical, extended, etc) should I create on the second hard drive to best make use of its 180 GB capacity?
Should I use NTFS or FAT32? I plan on making multiple partitions, so should they all be the same type (logical, extended, etc)?
I want to do all this using Partition Magic Pro 8.0.
Thanks in advance!
I am trying to setup my new HP Z240 workstation, but cannot get the graphics card to operate at any resolution above 1024 X 768. The graphics card is an NVIDIA QUADRO K620. It is connected to the monitor with a DVI-D Dual link cable. The monitor is an HP w2408. The monitor has two inputs (DVI and VGA). I have the VGA input connected to another HP computer with a NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 card (this computer/card/monitor displays at 1920 x1200). When I checked the adapter modes (using the list modes option), the best mode listed is 1024 x 768. The NVIDIA spec sheet lists the max resolution with DVI-I as 2560 x 1600 or 1920 x 1200. What can I do to get the max resolution from my monitor (1920 x 1200)?
Update. Problem solved. When I realized that the monitor in DVI mode was not being recognized as PNP, it pointed to the monitor as the problem. Installed new monitor, everythng works as it should. Evidently the VGA input to the old monitor functioned properly while the DVI portion was defective (card or cable connection). Dave6666http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Video-Display-and-Touch/Graphics-resolution-on-Z240/td-p/5601923
Hi, I'm wanting to install 2 x 3.5" HDDs in my new Z240 SFF Workstation. There is a bay that already came with an insert and one of the new drives slots into that just fine. However it looks like some sort of insert/caddy is needed for the "External/internal shared 3.5" bay", as it is too big for the drive itselt to slot in. It looks like this bay is sized for some sort of optical disk. I've called HP and their spare parts people here in Australia, but no one can find the part needed. Can some one please help?http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Z240-SFF-caddy-insert-for-3-5-quot-HDD-in/td-p/5778715
I have a z with a i - CPU on my desk that refuses to recognize the attached monitor properly nbsp In the Xorg log file there is no mention of EDID data nbsp The result is that the HD display connected is set to x rather than x nbsp I'm running Debian and have updated the system BIOS to the latest N EDID Linux and z240, Ver nbsp I've also built the latest driver available from Intel for linux nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp z240, Linux and EDID nbsp nbsp LoadModule intel nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp Loading usr lib xorg modules drivers intel drv so nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp Module intel vendor X Org Foundation nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp compiled for module version nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp Module class X Org Video Driver nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp ABI class X Org Video Driver version nbsp Using an old PCIe x video card I have let me connect all of the ports on the monitors HDMI DVI and VGA and Debian correctly set the resolution each time and Xorg log showed all of the expected EDID data nbsp A different z system here is working fine using the onboard video nbsp Since I need to have up to RAID adapters in the system at once I can't just add a different video card nbsp I have not tried Windows to see if it works there though I am going to try to do that on Friday nbsp Is there a video BIOS update that might fix this problem nbsp or is the hardware broken nbsp thanksedc
I would guess you would have better driver support through windows vs linux for drivers.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Video-Display-and-Touch/z240-Linux-and-EDID/td-p/5697112
Hello, I have some problem to open a ticket in warranty for an HP Z240. I'm registered on HP Support and also HP Enterprise Support, but when I try to open a ticket after the serial number check the site platform give me an error: this is not the right site for this serial number. I get this error on HP Support and also HP Enterprise support. What is the procedure to open a warranty ticket for this workstation?????If I call the telephone support number is always busy......it is crazy Thanks,Alessandrohttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Warranty-HP-workstation-Z240/td-p/5840120
Have a new Z240 Workstation with a Samsung 950 Pro 256GB M.2 nVMe SSD.Windows 10 will install to the SSD from USB no problem but the machine fails to find the OS post install.The Samsung 950 Pro SSD does not show up in the UEFI section of the BIOS, but it does show up under Legacy devices.Secure Boot is not enabled. If I add a SATA HDD, Windows Boot Manager gets installed on the SATA device and the machine will then boot Windows 10 from SSD. How do I get the machine to boot from SSD without having to have a SATA HDD installed? I've updated the BIOS from 01.11 to 01.21 with no change in the above.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Z240-wont-boot-from-M-2/td-p/5587319
I am trying to find out why I am blocked from install WIndows 7 Pro 32-bit. Please advise.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/Z240-Stopped-from-installing-WIn-7-32-bit/td-p/5672460
nbsp HP Z Tower WorkstationProduct number L T AVTo update the Firmware I was provided this link by customer support http h www hp com hpsc swd public detail sp ts oid amp swItemId wk amp swEnvOid Using the link I was able Updating Firmware for Z240 to download and run sp exe nbsp Then Updating Firmware for Z240 a set of instructions appear as follows nbsp Another FWUpdLcl exe utility in the ME Flash Local-Win directory is designed to update the ME firmware within a -bit or -bit Windows environment from the Run box or a command prompt The ME can be updated by executing the following command FWUpdLcl exe -f BIN -generic Alternatively when running a -bit Windows environment use the command FWUpdLcl exe -f BIN nbsp nbsp -generic The ME Flash folder contains the binary update image to be used with the utility nbsp The update binary image and the Local-Win folder contents can be copied to any storage volume available within the Windows operating system nbsp nbsp Since I am using -bit Windows I assume I need to run the command nbsp FWUpdLcl exe -f BIN nbsp nbsp -generic nbsp My question is how do I complete this command i e how do I tell it which folder to look in to find the files nbsp Much thanks for any guidance nbsp nbsp
When you run HP service packs, they will expand and place their contents under an own directory within C:\swsetup.Specifically in your case, if you run sp74202.exe, you should see a new directory C:\swsetup\SP74202 has been created with the contents of the service pack within. Alternatively you can use 7-zip to peek inside the service pack exe without running it since the exe is a self extracting zip file that runs the installer once decompressed In any case, a newer ME update exists here but i'd first apply the latest system firmware update available here. When looking at the HP service pack links above, it's good practice to selectively click each "Description", "Enhancements", "Installation Instructions" "Release Notes" "Fixes" and "Revision History" tabs and read the information (some of it is repetative but you'll soon learn where to focus your attension). The contents of these tabs contain important and relevant information on what has been improved, fixed, which system it's for, how to install the update, etc. And if a previously installed SP is not listed in the "revision history" tab, that release may have been pulled by HP due to some fauly behaviour or other issue! Pay particular attension to the prerequisits as in some instances firmware updates have to be stepped (that is you can't always simply apply the latest). And if you read such boaring stuff, the system firmware (BIOS) Installation Instructions tab would have given you a clue where the sp files are expanded to Have you tried simply enter the command (as specified) via a command prompt window but changing directories to where the FWUpdLcl.exe file is located? Just keep in mind that sp74202 is the initial ME firmware release so nothing sould update So best to apply the latest system firmware (BIOS), then the ME firmware, then maybe the latest ME software (under chipset drivers). Best to bookmark this page which lists all the downloads for your z240 Windows 10 64bit tower system so check it out periodically.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Updating-Firmware-for-Z240/td-p/5575077
My system came with a Nvidia PCIe card. I would like to remove this card and use the integrated graphics. Whenever I remove the PCIe the system will just beep, and the integrated wouldn't work. I went in the bios but cannot find anything to enable the integrated. Thankshttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Video-Display-and-Touch/Z240-Integrted-graphics/td-p/5628346
Hello, I am working on installing windows 7 enterprise 64, on a z240 SFF. I am missing the USB drivers for it. I have the driver disk that came with it and I have installed every driver that is on there, along with going to HP support software and drivers web link and downloading everyone from there. There has not been one driver that has solved this problem, so I was looking for some sort of help on finidning one.l I tried a few other drivers for different model of towers but no luck. please help
Hi: Please post the hardware ID for the USB controller that needs the driver. To find the hardware ID, go to the device manager and click on the device needing the driver. Then click on the Details tab at the top of the device window. Now you will see a Property drop down list, and it will be set to Device Description. Drop down on that list, and select the 2nd item (Hardware ID's). Post the top string of characters that you see in the window.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/z240-sff-USB-driver-missing/td-p/5746056
HP sent a 16gb 2Rx4 PC$-2133P-Ra0-10 seperately with the new PC (HP Z240 SZh3). It came with 8gb RAM. I replaced the 8gb RAM with 16gb RAM but it wont boot. Blinking RED power light which turns to white blinking light. HELP!http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Boot-and-Lockup/HP-Z240-cannot-boot-with-16gb-RAM/td-p/5621704
HP sent a 16gb 2Rx4 PC$-2133P-Ra0-10 seperately with the new PC (HP Z240 SZh3). It came with 8gb RAM. I replaced the 8gb RAM with 16gb RAM but it wont boot. Blinking RED power light which turns to white blinking light. HELP!http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/HP-Z240-cannot-boot-with-16gb-RAM/td-p/5621704
Greetings nbsp We've purchased Dells for years but recently started (Graphics) 3.3 Beep Z240 SFF Code giving HP a look The first unit I received just stopped working during deployment testing and gives me long beeps red LED with short beeps white LED According to the manual this translates to The embedded controller has timed out waiting for BIOS to return from nbsp graphics initialization I couldn't Z240 SFF Beep Code 3.3 (Graphics) find any specific troubleshooting steps for this error so I did the following based on the testing I was doing nbsp - Cleared CMOSThe system wouldn't boot after applying BIOS settings using the HP BIOS Configuration Utility so maybe something went wrong there That said I applied settings with this tool multiple times before on the same system without issue nbsp but thought it was worth a start Here's my config file nbsp BIOSConfig Legacy Boot Options Disable Enable Legacy Boot Order HDD USB CDROM SATA HDD SATA NETWORK EMBEDDED UEFI Boot Options Disable Enable Configure Legacy Support and Secure Boot Legacy Support Enable and Secure Boot Disable Legacy Support Disable and Secure Boot Enable Legacy Support Disable and Secure Boot Disable- Swapped video cards Nvidia Quado K with a known good card We bought two units for testing so I had an identical system to swap from - Swapped memory - Reseated all cables nbsp Any ideas on what else I should try before sending it backhttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Boot-and-Lockup/Z240-SFF-Beep-Code-3-3-Graphics/td-p/5716527
Hello, My company recently purchased some Z240 SFF workstations and put in aftermarket multi-media card readers in the 3.5" slot. The card reader uses the internal USB 3.0 header, so I had to unplug the USB 3.0 cable for the for the front usb ports in order to get it to work. The media card reader works just fine in Windows, however, I get a POST error message on startup: "Cable detection Error 41A- Front USB2 Not Connected. Front USB cable has been detached or unseatted from the motherboard. Press Enter to continue." Is there anyway to disable POST messages? I can't seem to find anything in the UEFI/BIOS to do this.
One of the HP engineers who has been very helpful to us here has recently posted on a related question, and he has access to the schematics and the internal design details of these workstations. His post is on this thread, HERE : http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/HP-Z420-USB3-0-Head... Dan tells how to jumper the header to make it believe the cable is still connected, and it would not matter whether you jumpered at the motherboard end or the far plug end, as long as you got the correct pins/plug holes jumpered. Note his caution.... that seems to suggest that the pins on the motherboard are not as stout as the ones we are used to seeing. A proper sized insulated wire jumper with a short segment of wire exposed at each end can be used as a jumper at the far plug end of a cable, rather than the little plastic jumpers we use at the motherboard pin end of thins. If you carefully figure out the wire colors this should work. The wiring of such headers/cables within a HP workstation family are usually the same, and things can stay the same from one generation to another, in my experience.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Z240-POST-Message-disable/td-p/5761989
Hello, does the HP Z240 and Z230 have the Same Power Suplly?http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/HP-Z230-Z240-Power-Supply/td-p/5738621
When I download graphics card driver 15.20.1045 (sp73511.exe) from the HP site and install this, the properties display 15.200.1045.So I'm now not sure if the corect driver is installed, because I'm still getting graphics card errors. Our software supplier PTC recommends the certified 15.20.1045-version so how do I get this right?http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Graphics-Card-driver-Z240/td-p/5847833
HiI have bought a z240 tower which runs really well with win 7 pro. Recently, I wanted to add an SATA extension card, but without any success. I am looking for a simple SATA controller without RAID functionality (which unnecessary slows down the boot procedure). Unfortunately, HP does not offer any SATA boards as accessories - Is there any recommendation for such a card from your side? I've bought a LogiLink PC0059A card, unfortunately, the system does no longer startup when connecting drives to it. The hp BIOS screen appears as usual, then the card shows the attached drives, after that the hp bios screen appears again and reamains without any reaction (reboot required). Thanks for any hints Tomhttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/z240-add-SATA-card-no-working/td-p/5725275
Dear all, I am going to buy a HP Z240 tower workstation. Do anyone know that the decibel of this computer? Is it louder? Do you know which HP workstation works quietly? Many thanks! Celiahttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Does-HP-Z240-Tower-Workstation-work-noisily/td-p/5854515
Hi. I am trying to run the intel onboard graphics and an nvidia quaddro on the same machine simultaneously. HP says it is possible to do so but I cannot find the option in the BIOS to enable the onboard graphics as a primary driver. Right now, the onboard graphics cards becomes automatically disabled as soon as I plug the Nvidia in. Thanks for your helphttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-Z240-Running-multiple-graphics-cards/td-p/5854467
I just got a HP Z240 Tower with a 400W power supply, 32 GB of RAM and 512 GB M.2 SSD. Is the GeForce GTX 970 Graphics card compatible? My PCIe v3 x16 slot is available.
Greetings, The 400 power supply could be an issue. A stock GTX 970 lists a recommended 500 watt power supply. You have to verify the 10.1 inch to 10.5 inch card will fit in your chassis. You should have the required UEFI BIOS if the system is brand new and you have a PCIe x16 3.0 slot available on the system board. Cheers!http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-Z240-Tower-Compatible-with-GeForce-GTX970/td-p/5676932
Hello ;I can not install the operating system. I got the warning:the bios in this system is not fully acpi compliant.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/z240-tower-workstation-Windows-XP-x64-install/td-p/5637922
I am trying to install Windows 7 on a HP Z240 SFF workstation but when I boot from the Windows 7 USB media, it does not show the HDD even though it is connected. it would be great if someone could help me out with this issue. Thanks in advance.
Hello matt_william, If you are using a retail version of Windows 7 Operating System. You may have to install the Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver while installing the OS. On the HDD partition windows, you will get LOAD DRIVER option, you have to install Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver. Please find below link to download Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver. http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=8323799&swItemId=wk_156996_1&swEnvOid=405... NOTE: THIS ACTIVITY NEED TO BE PERFORMED ON ANOTHER UNIT. TO USE THE INTEL RAPID STORAGE TECHNOLOGY DRIVER DURING A NEW OPERATING SYSTEM INSTALLATION: 1. Download the file by clicking the "Download" or "Obtain Software" button and saving the file to a folder on your hard drive (make a note of the folder where the downloaded file is saved). 2. Double-click the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions. 3. Navigate to C:\SWSETUP\SP73487 and unzip "f6flpy-x64.zip" to a USB key for a 64-bit installation. 4. Use the newly created driver installation media during operating system setup to install the drivers. Once you copy the driver on another USB media, connect it with unit on which you are trying to install OS. Click on Load Driver and navigate to USB and install the driver. Once the installation is complete, You will be able to access HDD and will be able to install OS. I hope that answers your question. I am an HP employee, the opinions expressed here are my personal opinions, not of HP. Make it easier for other people to find solutions, by marking my answer ?Accept as Solution? if it solves your problem. ***Click on "Thumbs up" button to the left side of my post to acknowledge the post ***http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Unable-to-Install-windows-7-on-HP-Z240-SFF-Workstation/td-p/5648294
Brand New HP Z240 Tower Workstation with HP Solid State Drive will not BOOTHP diagnosticsHard Drive SMART Check: WARNING (1: NOT AVAILABLE)Hard Drive Short DST Check: NOT AVAILABLE (1: NOT AVAILABLE)http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/No-Boot-Device-HP-Z240-Tower-Workstation/td-p/5592736
Hello Does anyone know how to enable legacy support on Z240 Workstation? Under "secure boot configuration" in BIOS I choose "Legacy Support enable and Secure boot disable" but I save and reboot, it reverses back to "Legacy Support disable and Secure Boot Enable" Any suggestion please? Many thankshttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/how-to-enable-Legacy-Support-on-Z240-Workstation/td-p/5678692
Hello Does anyone know how to enable legacy support on Z240 Workstation? Under "secure boot configuration" in BIOS I choose "Legacy Support enable and Secure boot disable" but I save and reboot, it reverses back to "Legacy Support disable and Secure Boot Enable" Any suggestion please? Many thankshttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Software-and-How-To-Questions/how-to-enable-Legacy-Support-on-Z240-Workstation/td-p/5678692
It appears that newly shipping Z240 Tower workstations DO NOT have an internal USB header anymore? The System Board Overview graphic in the Maintenance & Service Guide (Oct 2015) shows #7 as a USB 2.0 internal header. However, the location where the header should be on the system board is actually a 1x6 pin header (P150) listed as "MEDIA". The other USB 2.0 Header, #5, is taken up as the front USB cable. So is there an updated manual that shows what is actually on the system board? The Z240 Tower QuickSpec is dated March 2016, so I'm hoping there is a newer manual out there somewhere. Any idea what the P150 MEDIA header is for? Is this for the old media card readers? I have the optional SD card reader, but that is attached to #8 which is the internal USB 3.0 header. Any way to attach deveices that need an internal USB 2.0 header?http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Z240-internal-usb-header-and-updated-Maintenance-amp-Service/td-p/5598284
Guys, I just erceived a new z240 workstation and cannot find where to disable DEP in the BIOS. we have 3 z230's and I found it in that bios. Can anyone help. Have legacy software that will not install correctly with DEP enabled. Thankshttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/Z240-DEP-Data-execution-Prevention-disable-Can-t-find-in/td-p/5775621
Hi all, I got a Z240 SFF workstation with a 512G HP Z Turbo Drive G2 intalled on M.2 slot as a boot drive. I recently add a 1.2T Intel 750 PCIe SSD on PCIe slot 4 for additional storage. However after the Intel 750 SSD was intalled, the computer began to shutdown automaticly after couple of minutes running. The issue will be fixed after remove the Intel 750 SSD. The system is running 64bit Win10, with Samsung NVMe Driver. The Intel 750 SSD can also be read and write when installed and Intel Data Center Tool shows that the SSD is healthy. I think the auto shutdown issue is related to overheating on 750 SSD. I am wondering if the motherboard of Z240 SFF is compatible with Intel 750 SSD. Does anyone have Intel 750 PCIe SSD installed on their Z240 SFF or any other Z Workstation? Thanks! NOS_ATXhttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Auto-shutdown-issue-of-Z240-SFF-workstation-when-Intel-750/td-p/5696977
Issue: Whever the system is booted/rebooted after POST, while transfering control to OS, the system goes into a pause/halt (keyboard and mouse doesn't responds)Workaround: As soon as one of the monitors is turned off, seems control passes to Windows 7 ("Loading windows" on black screen shows up) and boots normally, now the monitor can be turned on and dual display works as usualAdditional info: While the system is paused, if the NUM/CAPS/SCROLL lock is pressed in a particular sequence (even though the lights actually don't respond), it looks like the key-press sequence gets stored in buffer. This is verfied once one of the monitor is turned off, the same keypress pattern lights up on the keyboardSetup: z240 with 2x23" monitor connected to Display-ports, HP smartcard keyboard and mouse connected to rear USB. BIOS version 1.11 (SP74759)Has anyone experianced similar issue or anyone has a fix for this?
Same here.New Z240 workstation with Xeon E3-1245 v5 and two monitors HP Z24n, both attached on the motherboard's DisplayPorts.OS: Windows 7 Enterprise x64 Sp1 with latest patches and drivers (including monitors' one), BIOS (01.27 Rev.A) I found two workarounds: power down and restart, or briefly attach another DVI monitor. I will try your trick to power off a monitor. P.S. Initially I had the same problem using two Samsung DVI monitors and HP DisplayPort->DVI adapters. I thought it was a problem with the signal conversion and changed monitors. Probably this post is an instance of the same problem:http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Z-240-Video/m-p/546...http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/z240-boot-issue-with-dual-monitor-setup/td-p/5531610
Hello. I am currently working on getting a fresh installation of Windows 7 on our HP Z240's in order to create our standard business image. I was able to install Windows 7 Enterprise but am having one issue. Whenever the workstation goes into sleep mode it will do a hard shutdown. I've installed the latest drivers found here for the chipset, graphics, NIC and sound. The issue still occurs. I've done the same on three different workstations and have experienced the same issue between all three. The OEM Windows 7 installation has no issues on the same exact workstation. Can anyone assist me with this? Thank you!http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/HP-Z240-with-Windows-7-Hard-shutdown-before-sleep-mode/td-p/5673196
Hi, I?d like to install a media card reader (e.g. HP 468494-005) into the shared internal/external 3.5" drive bay of my HP Z240 SFF workstation but it doesn't fit. It probably needs a carrier of some kind, because the casing is just a bit too wide and there are no holes for the standard screws. I couldn't find any instructions on the HP website. Any help would be greatly appreciated!http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Z240-SFF-installing-a-card-reader-into-the-shared-internal/td-p/5739086
This should be easy but I can't find the PCI Serial Port Driver for HP Z240 VEN_8086 DEV_A13D. I think that's the AMT driver for this puppy.... I think its called sunrisepoint or skylake chipset? Things that make you go hmmmmm
Hi: You need this driver...the AMT SOL driver is included. This package contains the latest Intel Management Engine Software for the supported Workstation models and operating systems, as well as utilities for updating and checking status. ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp76501-77000/sp76975.exehttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/PCI-Serial-Port-Driver-for-HP-Z240-VEN-8086-DEV-A13D/td-p/5745582
Hi there nbsp My work machine is a HP Z SFF PC Last month the machine began randomly hanging and displaying blue screen errors There isn't much in the way of discernible patterns but it tends Z240 SFF blue crashes and HP screens random hangs, to happen when the machine is in use rather than idling and I can consistently reproduce it when using the Prime stress testing utility When I set it to maximise CPU heat as soon HP Z240 SFF random hangs, blue screens and crashes as I stop the test the machine blue screens indicating a cooling issue The machine's fan is very quiet although on occasion it gets very loud after a restart and then quietens down I would expect the fan to get louder as the CPU gets hotter during the HP Z240 SFF random hangs, blue screens and crashes stress test but this doesn't happen so I wonder if the fan is malfunctioning and if this is a known issue with these machines or if there is any possible resolution nbsp Please see below for the output of BlueScreeView which displays the error codes produced by recent blue screen errors nbsp nbsphttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/HP-Z240-SFF-random-hangs-blue-screens-and-crashes/td-p/5658407
I have a CD burner installed on my computer. I have tried to add a internal CD/DVD player to this same computer. When I do my other drive disappears from "my computer" I go to the device driver section and there in a yellow exclamation by that drive. When I open the computer back up and disconnect the CD/DVD drive and restart the computer the CD burner is there. I have done this before and I know I am missing a setting somewhere but I have lost the instructions to the drive. The CD/writer is at the end of the cable in the computer. I have tried changing the drive letter thinking they were both trying to use the same drive letter but that did not help. All attempts to install have failed. I run windows XP. Thanks in advance for any help.
Check the jumpers. 1 has to be set to Master, the other has to be set to Slave. Alternatively you could set them both to Cable Select, but I've never been a fan of that idea.
Hey all I am trying to adding drive add a second hard drive to an older PC I want to leave the first drive as the master as it has a fresh install of windows se on it It is gigs The second one which I set up as slave is a gig which also has an OS on it but after I get it installed I will fdisk it and use it for data and swap file I went through the routine to add the second disk and the bios set it up the way I wanted although the slave drive an older gig wouldnt enable LBA so its just set to normal not large Trouble is I get the drives connected set up the bios to recognize the adding drive slave drive then set adding drive it to boot from floppy first adding drive shut down put in my startup disk and boot and it just hangs on the memory check screen and the drive activity light is lit continuously Wont load my startup disk or anything I have all the jumpers set correctly etc Am I forgetting something I ve added hard drives in the past with no troubles Also I have the master drive connected to the the first connector middle on the IDE ribbon tried it both ways with same result Any ideas nbsp
I think I can answer my own post after doing a little thinking... I have the second hard drive on the primary ide channel... not the secondary with my cd player... Ill switch ribbon cables and see if thats the culprit...
I want to add a second hard drive to my system as a slave. What is the easiest way to format the drive?
I have a new Acer. I want to add a second drive that came off my windows7 computer. That drive has all my movies on it. Will the Acer see it automatically to be viewed on my desktop in My computer? thanks
Windows Disk Management will allocate a new drive letter for the main partition on this second hard disk drive. Accessing this drive letter in My Computer should reveal the contents of the drive. Remember that you cannot run programmes that were installed on this old drive, but you should be able to view data.http://community.acer.com/t5/Veriton/Adding-a-second-drive/td-p/318538
I want to add a second drive to my HP Envy TouchSmart laptop (17.3") since I have a lot of data on my current SSD drive. My question is that will the computer support both SSD and SSHD drives? Are there limitations on the size of the drive (1, 2. 4 TB). I have had my HP Envy since 7/2013, and am currently using Windows 10 (64 bit). I have upgraded RAM to 16MB (max for this laptop). The hardware is otherwise original. It has been frustrating searching for information if I can do it at all and, if so, what can I use for that second drive. Thank you.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Adding-a-second-drive/td-p/5718431
I am doing intermediate programming in high school and would like to create a J drive on my computer so that all my ".java" files are stored there. Can someone tell me how to create one in Windows XP SP 2? Could you also provide me with information on the features of J drive?
And just out of curiosity, what happens to the files we delete out of the computer (meaning out of the recycle bin)? I know they just cant fly out of the computer. Are they stored someplace on the motherboard or something?
Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Well, creating a drive with the drive letter J: is the same as creating any other logical drive, use Disk Management.
When you delete files from the recycle bin, the pointers to the files are erased, and the data areas are put back into the free space chain. When new files are created, eventually they'll use those disk blocks and overwrite the files.
There is no storage on the MB for any files, it's all on the hard disk.
BUT, how the heck do I format the added drive?
This page should be most helpful:
I've added a second hard drive on my XP Home machine. I set the jumper to slave. I't was recognized at startup. It is showing up twice on my device manager. It says it is working properly but I don't see it when I look for it with Explorer.
Any hints on how I find it so I can format it?
start > run > diskmgmt.msc
Or right click on My Computer > select Manage > then select Disk Management.
I added a SATA drive to my system a while back and because it is faster than my original IDE 20Gb drive (150MB/sec compared with 100MB/sec) I want to transfer my Windows system over to the 80Gb SATA. This is all fairly straightforward: I know what I should be doing, but one little thing niggles me, and at the risk of sounding like a granny, here goes: There is a little amber light that flashes when the original 20Gb accesses - I want to know how to transfer this little light over to the SATA. I have had a look inside, but the lights go straight into the board away from the disks and I can't figure out what I should do. Anyone got any ideas/done this thing before? Or should I just forget the light and continue with the install? Thanks.
Hi Y all I have a question to ask before I actually do this sort of drive!! me Adding another Help please? thing I d like to know that I m gonna do it right Let s say I have an original gb HDD with Win C installed and on a separate Adding another drive!! Help me please? partition I also Adding another drive!! Help me please? have XP D and dual booting Now I wanna install a gb HDD and have XP on it s own in that What is the best proceedure to get everything to work to my advantage I have purchased PowerQuests Drive Image and Partition Magic as instructed by a technician at my work Now what I have in mind to do is Copy my existing XP D already tweaked to my liking to the new gb HDD Now here s were the real problem lies I don t really use win anymore so should i keep it on C but I guess I ll have to in order for XP to work properly considering it will be copied to G instead of C where it Adding another drive!! Help me please? should be to be bootable Formating the new drive for XP So unless i intend to install XP as a stand alone OS and make it drive C if I continue as now and dual boot both OS s Do I format the new drive NTFS or FAT Does anyone have any sugestions to what would be the best plan of action here If I install XP As a stand-alone OS on the new drive formated NTFS Keeping the second drive for music and movie files does it get formated NTFS too Or if I copy it from D do I still format it NTFS Help me please nbsp
If it were me, I would use the 15gig as XP only with all operating system files. The 20gig can be used for storage. If you are worried about security, NTFS is the best option for both. NTFS also uses your disk space more efficiently. This link will help to remove the old win98 from dual booting after you save your files and settings of course!
Format the 20gig as NTFS so both drives can work together more efficiently. I hope this helps.