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hoopsman

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i have a Seagate Baracuda 300 gb hard drive. i wanted more space, and my friend gave me his that he used. its a 300 gb SATA maxtor Diamondmax 10. i plugged it in, and at first my pc didnt detect it. but then when i thought it did, my computer froze up at the splash screen. i removed it, and now, unless i know why its not being recognized, its just gonna gain dust. all the HD's that my friend has given me he said "worked" so i dont know why this isnt working. any help would be great
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Are you putting it in attached to the same ribbon as the main drive?
If so then you need to set some jumpers on the drives to show a master and a slave
If not then there may be a jumper that is placed wrong on the new(old) drive
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um well for one, this is sata, not IDE. so every thing has its own seperate ribbon. jumpers arent used as well
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ok what if anything was on the drive before? Since you didn't mention anything being on the drive before I'm taking it then the friend formatted it before giving it to you.

Edited by rshaffer61, 14 April 2009 - 12:09 AM.

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ya im pretty sure he did
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Does bios see the drive on bootup? Try going into bios and see if it identifies the drive.
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no the bios didnt see the drive at startup which is puzzling....
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If bios is not identifying the drive then the drive may be having issues. How long since your friend has used the drive?
Can you try it in another system to double check it?
Let me know your findings
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i havent had that much time this week, but when i have the time to try the HD in our family PC, ill let you know the results.
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Can you give your full computer configuration?
What is your motherboard model number?
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