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Start-up freezes when Sata Hard drive is connected


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sheil0223

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when we connect our new 80g Sata Hard drive as secondary(Primary is IDE 80g), it freezes on the start-up.. and sometimes recognizes as primary even with-out the pin at the back.. :)

i don't know what to do since i know less on computers..

please help, thnx
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Have you set the SATA drive (many BIOS's call them SCSI) ahead of the
PATAs in the BIOS's boot chain?
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Hello, and welcome to Geeks To Go.

even with-out the pin at the back..

I am thinking that you are talking about the jumper?
This needs to be set in the "slave" position, and your primary drive needs to be set to "master"
Please go here to learn more on how to set the jumpers on your hard drives.
Thank you.
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thnx for the reply, but i just realized SATA hard drives don't need/have jumpers..

sir, can you kindly instruct me how to enable the SATA on BIOS?
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First and foremost, Sata and SCSI are two different things!
Do not set the SATA drive as SCSI in your bios!
If you are doing a new installation of your OS using SATA you may have to press F6 to load the drivers, that is the only similarity.
You should not have to set anything in Bios for you sata drive to work.
Do you have the SATA cable connected to the 0 controller?
Try moving the cable to another controller on your motherboard. (where the cable is plugged in to the motherboard).
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