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Computer question: new hard drive problems!

MoFo

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I got a new hard-drive. I had it installed and it works fine as long as I don't turn off my computer. When I turn it back on the next day, it loads up to the Windows XP loading crossbar and then before it goes to my desktop, it sleeps. The monitor shuts off and the light flashes like it's sleeping. Therefore, not being able to access my desktop or anything on this computer.'

I pulled out the IDE cable and rebooted and it works fine without the drive as the slave.

It's a 40 GB Seagate, 72 RPM

It was installed as a logical extended drive.
What do I do?

Is there something wrong with Windows? Is there something wrong with the drive? Do I need to get something else?
 

air-bag

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Arrange the jumpers on your original drive as "Master" and on the new one as "Slave"
having it "Cable Select" would only introduce problems if you arranged them incorrectly on the IDE cable.

Also when your comput0r boots, press F10 or F8 or DEL or whatever invokes your BIOS, and then look around for automatic hard drive detection. Do that, save, and quit the BIOS.

although i doubt it'll solve your problem. the drives might be incompatible.

by the way. i'm bored. wanna go for a drink?
 
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MoFo

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Otay. Gettin' my friend to do it cuz I don't want to break anything. Cuz I am stoopid when it comes to this stuff.

And yes, to the drink but NO to coming downtown when I just got in.
 
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MoFo

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I would've if it was at 8 or so.
I will be heading to a friend's later anyway around my area.
 

MoFo

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Ok, so I did what air-bag and though it loads, it still does the same thing.

It loads, goes to the Window's loading bar, then sleeps, then loads up to my desktop about 6 - 12 minutes later.

Now what?
Is there even anywhere I can go?
Or someone who I can pay to help me?
 

Hi i'm God

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Originally posted by MoFo
Ok, so I did what air-bag and though it loads, it still does the same thing.

It loads, goes to the Window's loading bar, then sleeps, then loads up to my desktop about 6 - 12 minutes later.

Now what?
Is there even anywhere I can go?
Or someone who I can pay to help me?
Do you have any usb pluged in? I webcam? Printer? Mine did that and it seems to be a periphial problem
 
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MoFo

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I have a scanner and two printers plugged in but none of them are USB. Only the keyboard and internet.

Do you think it could be the monitor or a shaky video card?
 

Hi i'm God

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Originally posted by MoFo
I have a scanner and two printers plugged in but none of them are USB. Only the keyboard and internet.

Do you think it could be the monitor or a shaky video card?
Not likely.. But I had that SAME problem I reformatted and defaged and took it to astroyboys so robb could take a look. but then it would do it again. I'd shut it off and right after the windows logo bootscreen it would go black and hang for like 5 mins then logon. It'll only do it if i have a webcam or digi cam pluged in. Try unplugging every thing you dont need just leave the mouse so you can restart, then reboot.
 

Aerius Zension

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I ran into some problems a few weeks ago doing hte same thing. I will tell you exactly what I did, though I am not sober so bear with me. Hehe, that's punny!

Um, make sure on your cable you have your boot (primary) drive set up to the black plug, and the secondary drive conencted to the grey one. I don't know which you plan to have as your Master drive, but just make sure the black is primary and the grey is secondary.

Also, I shoulda mentioned this before. If you;re using only one cable to connect to the drives, forget that whole Mater/Slave thing, just set the jumpers to "Cable Select." Trust me.

Now, make sure you have both hard drives arranged properly in the ordr of primary/secondary, and it should work fine. XP should recognise that there is new Hardware.

Once XP loads and starts, go to

Settings
Control Panel
Administrative Options
Disk Management

There should be your C:\, your D:\, and whatever else you have as previous drive letters. Now, the new drive should be recognised but not have a drive letter. Right click on it and go to Properties, and the rest should be self-explanatory. You have to format it. Should take a few minutes.

I''l check back on this thread when I'm more sober or hungover, whicheve r comes first. Sorry, downing booze at work.

PM me if you;d like, I have a link at thome which may prove quite helpful.

Cheers!
 
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