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PC not starting with SATA hdd

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by kishore_anand, Oct 14, 2008.

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  1. kishore_anand

    kishore_anand Thread Starter

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    Dear all,

    My desktop PC has, ASUS motherboard and Intel dual core processor.

    If I connect the SATA hdd to the motherboard using the sata cable and give power through the power cable, the led on the motherboard glows, processor fan spins for a second and nothing happens further.

    I disconnect the SATA HDD. Then connect an IDE ATA drive as slave to the master CD-ROM drive using IDE cable, everything works fine. I can install XP-SP2 on the IDE ATA drive. In this configuration if I connect the SATA drive the problem stated above appears. The problem appears ony when I connect the power cable to the SATA drive. Changing the SATA drive does not help, I have done that. The power cable to SATA HD drive comes from a y-connector, one branch of which goes ATA IDE drive. I guess it gives appropriate voltages to SATA HD drive as ATA IDE works without any problem.

    I shall be grateful to you if you would kindly digonise the problem.
     
  2. DELLDOCTOS

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    Hi,

    Check whether the SATA HDD is detecting the BIOS, If yes, Change the boot sequence and try to install the OS, If no, check whether the SATA HDD is working in any other system.
     
  3. kishore_anand

    kishore_anand Thread Starter

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    No ! The PC just does not start, no question of going to BIOS.

    I did not check the SATA drive in other PC if it is ok, but, I checked in my PC with two SATA hard drives (one of those is a brand new one) , the problem remains. I hope, both the SATA drives to be defective at the same time is remote.
     
  4. DELLDOCTOS

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    HI
    please give me the motherboard model number, and also abt the sata HDD model number, have u checked whether the motherboard is compitable for the sata connection ?
     
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