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Solved: Installing new hard drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by PJ Staley, Feb 24, 2008.

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  1. PJ Staley

    PJ Staley Thread Starter

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    My system informed me prior to ultimate bail that the hard drive was bad. I purchased a new hard drive and tried every possible configuration from Master/Cable Select/Slave to no avail. Each time I power on, it beeps. I have it firmly connected to the main board and am using the 80-pin cable connector on the end (not the mid point connector). Please advise as to what I am doing wrong. Thank you.
     
  2. mclarenvj

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    Your Hard Drive Should Be Set to Master. Is It IDE or SATA or SATA II???
    Also What Model and Munfacturer id your Hard Drive??
     
  3. PJ Staley

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    I have had it set to all configurations as I mentioned above. That's why I'm a little confused.
    It's a seagate pata/100 baracuda 3.5 internal hard drive with a 80 pin connector cable
     
  4. jazz3000

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    What kind of beeps? There may be other issues with the system and your focus is too close. Is your system failing to boot to bios, etc. Black screen, nothing? Make sure the cable on the hard drive is connected correctly. General rule of thumb if it's an IDE is to place the red line running down the cable closest to the PSU plug on the drive.
    Give us an idea of the types of beeps your experiencing by counting them. Are they long or short? Let us know, Jazz
     
  5. mclarenvj

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    This happened to one of my CD Drives, I just left it out. What was the Original Setting of the HDD?
     
  6. PJ Staley

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    The CPU fan wasn't plugged in. :rolleyes:duh!
     
  7. jazz3000

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    Well PJ good work. More especially lucky CPU! Without the fans help you may have really had an issue...LOL. Glad it's working. Can you post a Solved. Have a great one...Jazz
     
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