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Q: faulty SATA drive

A while back I bought SATA drive faulty a GB SATA drive to compliment the GB ATA drive I already had As soon as I plugged it in there were problems It was a while ago so I can t remember all problems but I eventually got it to the point I could access and install things on it but it seemed to crash a lot so I just abandoned it Now I d like to get it going properly if possible When it quot crashes quot it makes a loud clicking noise and the whole PC freezes Sometimes this goes into an unending loop CLICK then mouse faulty SATA drive freezes then other faulty SATA drive noises then mouse is free again and eventually freezes the PC completely rendering the PC inoperable and forcing me to press the reset button I really hate doing that I have tried to format the drive several times and tried both of the motherboard sata slots to no avail Does anyone know what the problem is or might be If you think it s broken then at least I will know not to rely on it thanks in advance Chris EDIT SATA Raid drivers were installed nbsp

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A: faulty SATA drive

The drive could be bad but regardless, it sounds like you didn't install any SATA/RAID controller drivers. Is this Windows XP? Go to your motherboard's website and download and install the drivers. Also, make sure the SATA controllers are enabled in the BIOS. They usually are by default but it can't hurt to check.

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/faulty-sata-drive.87810/
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Also compmanagement keeps freezing up when I ask to look at removeable storage.

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Do you think the hard drive may be faulty?
 

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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.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sata-to-usb-adapter-cable-dosent-fit-sata-hard-drive-in-laptop.1136877/
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I have just bought one of these space saving Acer Revos which does not come with an Optical drive.

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So... i was wondering what is needed to get this (SATA) drive to work via eSATA or usb?

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

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

Cheers for any help.
 

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

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

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/new-pc-with-no-optical-drive-or-sata-connection-can-i-use-a-sata-drive-in-it.977131/
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A:Installation Problems of Windows XP onto SATA HD. SATA Drive not recognized.

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

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/installation-problems-of-windows-xp-onto-sata-hd-sata-drive-not-recognized.773644/
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A:Will SATA II mobo headers accept SATA I drive?

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

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/will-sata-ii-mobo-headers-accept-sata-i-drive.44848/
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A:Upgrading Hard Disk from SATA to SATA 3 Drive

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

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/318314-upgrading-hard-disk-sata-sata-3-drive.html
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A:faulty cd drive

Pertinent error messages received when trying to use the drive?

You properly uninstalled both Roxio and Nero?

Did you try any other burn apps...e.g., Imgburn?

Louis

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A:Is my DVD drive Faulty?

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A:W10 Recognizes My External SATA II Drive As SATA I - Why ?

Originally Posted by Ex_Brit


I solved a similar problem in Win 7 by uninstalling an Advanced "6G" Storage Controller and letting Windows install its generic driver but I have no idea what to do in Win 10 because of the dumbed down way everything behind the scenes is displayed, which appears not to have anything remotely resembling such a thing.
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A few questions come to mind: is the drive plugged into a eSATA port on the computer and its cable rated as SATA II? Or is it in an External USB drive case that is plugged into a USB 2.0 port or maybe a USB 3.0 port?

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A:SATA-II Drive on SATA Raid Controller?

SATA II drives are typically not backwards compatible with SATA I ports, especially on add-in cards UNLESS they have what is called "autospeed negotiation". This determines the max speed of the drive and tells it to compensate if it's too high (use SATA 1 vs 2). Unless there is a jumper on your drive, which it doesn't sound like there is, then the add-in card does not have autospeed negotiation. This is taken from Problems encountered installing SATA 3.0 Gb/s hard drives on SATA 1.5 Gb/s controllers.

I suggest finding an addin card that supports SATA II like this card: Newegg.com - Rosewill RC-211 Silicon Image 2 port SATA II PCI Express Host Controller Card(RAID 0/1/JBOD)

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A:How can I tell if my SATA drive is running at SATA 2 speed?

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A:BSOD 116 faulty graphics card or faulty drivers?

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A:faulty CDROM drive

I've edited your post for language as this is a family friendly site. Please be more careful in the future.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-cdrom-drive.981548/
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A:HELP Faulty Hard drive??

It is possible that the fall damaged the hard drive read/write heads, the hardware that positions the heads, and/or possibly the disc surfaces as well. This is particularly true if the drive was powered up at the time of the fall.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-faulty-hard-drive.1083365/
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A:Faulty CD ROM Drive Drawer

try this:
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-cd-rom-drive-drawer.841462/
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A:Faulty hard drive?

Sounds like a bad drive.

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A:Faulty Hard-Drive?

Put the drive in a freezer bag and chill it right down for an hour , then try again.

Sometimes works, and if it does then extract everything you can. It may be your only access chance.

If nothing else, you perhaps realise now that a HDD is only temporary storage, and must be backed up. They are cheaper these days but the quality and longevity has not improved.
 

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A:Faulty Hard Drive

I will ask a Moderator to escalate your issue. A failed hard disk is covered under warranty. You may be asked to provide the hardawre fail code that the test gave you. I hope you have your recovery media available. You will need the recovery media  to recover the notebook to its factory delivered state.

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A:Faulty Hard Drive??

From the hard drive's manufacturer's web site, download and run the diagnostic tool.
 

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What is the format ? ExFat ? NTFS ? FAT32 ? It sounds like the disk is formatted with FAT32 then it won't take a large file > 4 GB

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Hello and welcome.

Maybe this will help..

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A:DVD Drive won't recognize DVD's after faulty burn

Is the drive recognized by the BIOS?
Is the drive listed in Device Manager?
Is the drive listed in Drive Management?
 

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A:Faulty Hard drive? Or does XP just really suck

You can run diagnostics on the drive to rule out failure:

Depending on the brand:

Samsung http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/support/utilities/Support_HUTIL.html
Seagate/Maxtor/Quantum http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/seatools/
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Hi,

Are you able to access this drive from the command prompt? If so, try a chkdsk /R on it and lets see if that improves access.

Regards,
Golden

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A:Boot failure, faulty floppy drive?

It would be easiest to change the boot order in the BIOS to the hard drive first with the floppy drive and optical drive after the hard drive. It doesn't matter that much which is second or third. This way it should skip over the floppy and boot from the hard drive. If you still have trouble booting, there may be something wrong with the hard drive. If it's fine, then there might be something wrong with the floppy. You could just disconnect it, remove it or replace it. Your choice.
 

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~Jonathan

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A:un-repairable STOP: 7B error following using a faulty USB drive

Start with these free, bootable diagnostics: Initial Hardware Diagnostics
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A:Faulty DVD drive on high-grade laptop

I can't find W76S on Hi-Grade's site, so I don't know what extras the laptop has. And their FTP server for driver download appears to be offline. Do you still have the CD/DVD w/ device drivers that came with the laptop? Perhaps try reinstalling the drivers for the webcam, card-reader, etc. from that disc.

The other option is take a look at Device Manager. Look at the properties for those w/ exclamation marks. There should be a Details tab. Select Hardware Ids under Property, and you should get couple things in the Value box. Hopefully, the 1st one will help you identify the make and from there, the right driver. If not, try using the 2nd value.
 

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Use something like SeaTools to check condition of HDD, link to download here

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http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/909494-my-laptop-says-has-no-2.html

The Hard drive is a Seagate ST9160821AS but having looked on the net it would appear this model is not made anymore.

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Regards,

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A:Testing out a HARD DRIVE from a faulty computer to see if it works or not.

Make sure the old cable is an 80 wire 40 pin. The empty controller in the newer computer may also need to be turned on in the bios.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/testing-out-a-hard-drive-from-a-faulty-computer-to-see-if-it-works-or-not.429873/
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What is the status of optical disc drive in device manager?

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when you get your old HDD back - purchase a HDD to USB external adapter - and you should be able to access the data..
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You have to partition hard drives before they show up in My Computer.

See Disk Management.
 

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A:Faulty power supply affect hard drive/computer performance?

a 1000Watt shouldn't have any problem coping with the components that you have, i would recommend that u borrow a power supply from a friend and try it out on your computer, maybe the power supply is old and is not supplying proper voltages on all the rails....
 

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A:A Disk Read Error Occurred (pretty sure it's not a faulty hard-drive)

It is a Sony laptop, not really serviceable except by them, I did find this on Sony's site. You could try resetting the bios.
Sony eSupport - VGC-RC110G - Support

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A:Can I use Ghost or Acronis to back up my PATA drive and install it on a SATA drive

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plvness,

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-vista-sata-hard-drive-slave-drive.756517/
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Quote:
2nd primary partition is setup as 99.97 GB FAT32


Why FAT32?



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A:Transferring files from a laptop SATA drive to a desktop IDE drive

If the desktop has SATA, then just plug the Laptop drive in, make sure the BIOS is set to boot from the IDE, and thats it.

If it doesn't, then the most painless way is an external USB Caddy - like this: http://shop.mcgtech.com.au/s.nl/it.A/id.2988/.f?sc=2&category=8641

SCAN IT FOR VIRUSES/SPYWARE BEFORE TRANSFERRING DATA!!!
 

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A:SATA drive unaccessable-is called Dynamic Foreign drive

Unless you're going to have a multidisk volume HDD I don't think you will want
to partition your SATA into a Dynamic Disk. I have never heard of Dynamic and Foreign but things change everyday.

Other operating systems: If you convert a disk with a partition that contains an operating system other than Windows 2000 or Windows XP Professional, you will not be able to start the computer from that operating system after the conversion.

Reverting back to basic disks: After you convert a basic disk into a dynamic disk, you cannot change the dynamic volumes back to partitions. Instead, you must delete all dynamic volumes on the disk and then use the Convert To Basic Disk command. Hope this answer some of your question.

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A:Master PATA drive Slave SATA drive-is it possible

Leave the pata as master, plug in the sata and reboot. OS will assign new drive letter to the sata and you should be able to see it.
 

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

Have you checked out all of our Questions list ?


Questions to use for help with Installation Issues


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

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Seems like when I go to disk management and assign K it should stay that way.

A:External Sata drive will not keep assigned drive letter

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Terrym


I am running Windows 7 Pro. Have a external dual dock connected to a estata port. One of the drives assigned letter K often comes up as E and I have to change as application is looking for K. Another disk in this dock works fine. No problems.
Does anyone know why this might be happening or anyway to prevent?
Seems like when I go to disk management and assign K it should stay that way.


Try assigning a drive letter a "distance" away from your existing drive letters.

For example, change the dock drive letter to Z and see how you get on with that.

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A:Sata USB slave drive to recover crashed drive

the noise you are hearing is a good sign, but maybe windows is assigning the drive a letter that is already in use? if you right click "my computer" and go to manage. then click on disk management, take a screen shot of that and attach it to a post on here..i might be able to help.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sata-usb-slave-drive-to-recover-crashed-drive.1059869/
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A:Main drive and data drive SATA connectors?

Hello Antares,

As long as you are not having any issues booting to Windows, I wouldn't worry about it. It doesn't matter what the Disk number is.

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A:Can't find SATA drive from EIDE Drive with Win2K

Did you install the drivers for the SATA controller?
 

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A:Hard Drive Dissapears after installing 2nd SATA Drive

What is the power supply like? Make sure the power cables are on a different branch, if possible.

Perhaps the PSU isn't sending out enough power for both drive on a single cable?

Just a guess.

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A:SATA drive benchmarking (HDTach) as slower than an IDE drive?

Based on the motherboard specs the sata is an early version. They typically were not much faster and in some tests slower than ide connections.
 

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

Thanks,
Romeo Dais
 

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A:How do I change a cloned SATA drive to use as a backup drive

Sorry to hear you are having issues Beaner...

Not sure how politically correct that name is either... LOL!






Quote:
I messed up by making a cloned SATA drive instead of just doing an image back up.


What application did you use to make this "Clone"?






Quote:
Now, because it's recognized as a real system drive, I can't get to it to make it a backup drive with an image vice a clone.


Can you boot into your OS? If yes, can you see both the old HDD and the Cloned HDD? If you can positivly ID the cloned drive just format it and start again!

I can give you more details once you give me more details!

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A:fresh xp install on new sata drive w/o floppy drive

any ideas?
 

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A:Solved: IDE drive afraid of new SATA drive

Lets try? If you have your ide drive connected to the ribbon with the cdrom drive, connect your sata drive to a sata connection on the boars {#1] connection> upon re booting the pc go to mv computer & right click>left click on manage>Left click on disk managment. If the drive is there you have to format it.
 

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It was stuck on that screen for a few mins and then a blank blue screen just came up.
it seemed like it was the default background for Windows 2000 or something like that and it just stayed there.

So now i'm back to booting off of the IDE drive...

anyone know what i'm doing wrong?

A:Cloning IDE boot drive to sata drive

Brink posted a very good suggestion; it's #3.
Cloning a Drive

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/176673-cloning-ide-boot-drive-sata-drive.html