Confussed HardDrive Problem

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Alex_is_Axel, Dec 2, 2002.

  1. Alex_is_Axel

    Alex_is_Axel .:: FTPAlex ::.

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    Hello everyone (Its my Birthday today 2nd December)

    Recently i have bought a new motherboard and i installed all the hardware, soundcard, graphics card, processor, RAM, HardDrive and it all works fine but then i decided to put in another Harddrive to increase the Space but as soon as i installed the other hard drive, my computer wouldnt work at all. Power goes on but the Harddrive light stays on and nothing comes up on the screen. It doesnt load anything from the computer and it doesnt make any kind of loading noises. But as soon as i take out the extra harddrive, the computer is working fine again and it loadz perfectly like before. Does anyone know what could be the problem? I would really like to have another Harddrive in the computer

    Thank you for your time

    Sincerly Alex :(
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Are you setting the spare hard drive to slave? Have a look at it & it should have markings on it. Also make sure the bios is picking it up as slave.
     
  3. Alex_is_Axel

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    it is as a slave yea... the hard drive has been in another computer already as a slave and it has worked fine. It being noticed on the Bios maybe alittle difficult because i dont even think it loads up to the BIOS.. like i said, nothing on the screen comes up and there is no noises from anyting (ie, hard drive, floppy, CDrom etc.) :(
     
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Can you pull out something else and make it work (hdd, cd)? I'm sort of leaning towards PSU problem at the moment. How big is it?
     
  5. BonyTony

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    Happy Birthday to you

    Happy Birthday to you

    Happy birthday dear Alex_is_Axel

    Happy Birthday to you!


    :D :rolleyes: :D
     
  6. Alex_is_Axel

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    Thank you BonyTony :D...

    How bigs the harddrive? The hard drive is 120GB Western Digital 5200RPM (i think, i know its 5000 somethin). The motherboard is new i will try looking at the taking something else out later on and let you know how i got on.. thanx for your help so far :)

    Sincerly Alex
     
  7. BonyTony

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    I know Hipster Doofus has said this but have you checked your main hard drive to make sure its not set to slave as well....try your new drive on setting cs.
     
  8. Alex_is_Axel

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    sorry whats cs? The main harddrive isnt set to slave :(
     
  9. Alex_is_Axel

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    Thank you everyone for your help.. I managed to sort it out now. I didnt realise it gave me very little time to press del during the start up before it froze.. i did a little Mission impoissible on my PC.. quickly pressing Del, then rushing around the Bios to make it autodetect the harddrive.. "all in a days work".. lol.. Thanx everyone for your help :)

    Sincerly Alex
     
  10. Alex_is_Axel

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    ok.. i have another question (sorry to be a bug)... is there any way inwhich i can have a 3rd Hard Drive on my computer?
     
  11. djwhite

    djwhite OSNN Senior Addict

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    You can have up to 4 IDE devices (hdd, cd) in your computer without having an add on card, or if you motherboard has RAID, you can have more. So if you've only got 1cd drive you're in luck
     
  12. Alex_is_Axel

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    ive got only one CD drive :D... (DVD/CDWriter Combo) So how do i set it up please for the 3rd HardDrive? I would be most greatful

    Sincerly Alex :)
     
  13. Alex_is_Axel

    Alex_is_Axel .:: FTPAlex ::.

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    Is it just the same as the usual way you would install a HardDrive?
     
  14. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    yeah, it's the same. mind your jumpers, as usual.
     
  15. scriptasylum

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    Just a friendly note: Putting a harddrive on the same cable as a CD device will slow down the harddrive. As long as it's not your main system drive you should be ok though.
     
  16. Alex_is_Axel

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    do i set the jumper as a slave? or is it a master? considering it will be on a different IDE lead than the other 2 Hard Drives
     
  17. djwhite

    djwhite OSNN Senior Addict

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    Have two on the primary IDE cable (one master, one slave), and have the third on the secondary IDE cable as master, and change the DVD to slave.
     
  18. Alex_is_Axel

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    Would i have to put the jumper as slave or master? considering it is on a different IDE cable than the other two hard drives?
     
  19. Alex_is_Axel

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    Its not the main one so i should be ok :)
     
  20. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    That depends on what your CD-ROM is set to.

    About the bugging: Ask as much as you want, it's you birthday! :D

    (Tomorrow we won't be as nice. ;) j/k)