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Sata drive help needed

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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
Hi, I've just attched a Samsung F3 to my old pc as a bit of an upgrade. PC was originally PATA connected to the old hard drive, so I am using a IDE to SATA adapter from Ebuyer. When I try to boot the PC it will not allow me to enter either setup or boot manager from the motherboard splash screen. It saya it is loading, but never does. Everything still works with the old drive and it will still boot into XP normally, so I'm pretty sure that I haven't broken anything. It just will not enter set up or boot menu when the new drive has the SATA cable connected. Do I need to do anything with jumpers on the board? All I want to do is get the drive recognised and boot from the DVD to install vista. Any ideas? What other info might you need to help me?
Many thanks in advance.
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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
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#1
try booting off the old drive with the new drive as a slave.
banned#2
as mentioned above but from a different tak

the drive is a sata, probably no jumpers, does the adaptor have jumpers for master/slave or cable select?
#3
bargain surfer
try booting off the old drive with the new drive as a slave.


How do I make a SATA drive slave? It literally won't do anything as soon as the new one is plugged in.
#4
jubbyme
as mentioned above but from a different tak

the drive is a sata, probably no jumpers, does the adaptor have jumpers for master/slave or cable select?


no jumpers on the adapter no
#5
mobo make & model?
The system fails to boot with the sata drive attached, is this what you are saying? The first ide connector on the cable is for Slave devices, the end ones are for Mobo (Blue) and Master (black/grey)
#6
bargain surfer
mobo make & model?
The system fails to boot with the sata drive attached, is this what you are saying?


that's right. mobo is n1996 can't find a make. in a compaq sr1519uk
#7
its a MSI N1996.
The middle connecotr on the cable is usually used for slave mode devices while the end on is for master mode.
Try putting the sata drive at the end of the second ide cable, so only the Boot hdd and the sata hdd are connected, leave the other drives disconnected.
#9
Or move some of the cables about and find the solitary SATA port on the mobo hidden behind them, swear loudly, feel annoyed at the money you wasted on the adapter and the last two hours of your life you won't get back and then apologise for wasting the time of people on this forum and hang your head in shame...
banned#10
alex1234
Or move some of the cables about and find the solitary SATA port on the mobo hidden behind them, swear loudly, feel annoyed at the money you wasted on the adapter and the last two hours of your life you won't get back and then apologise for wasting the time of people on this forum and hang your head in shame...


I think you will find, sata hasnt existed forever!
there was a question on here the other week about installing something on a laptop with no usb, cd drive or network connection....
it had a floppy, but no new computer these days has one so they couldnt transfer anything
#11
jubbyme
I think you will find, sata hasnt existed forever!
there was a question on here the other week about installing something on a laptop with no usb, cd drive or network connection....


? I was surprised to find it considering everything in the PC was connected by PATA by compaq. Maybe something to do with the cost of SATA drives around 5 years ago?
banned#13
We forgive you Alex, we have heard and done worse

5 years ago sata and pata were the same price, but now of course sata took over, and like for like is cheaper and faster
#14
This is the mobo he is talking about but it sounds like it is in the wrong PC
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us&docname=bph07557&dlc=en
#15
tonyg1962;8029098
This is the mobo he is talking about but it sounds like it is in the wrong PC
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us&docname=bph07557&dlc=en

I thought that at first but the one above has no SATA!?!? or does it?

Either way I would recommend downloading and running SIW, it's free and will tell you a lot about your pc hardware and software. You MAY get a Virus message depending on your AV type but don't worry its a false alarm.
#16
sigh, think the aging dvd drive is dying. has always vibrated a lot but it now won't spin up at restarts in the vista install until it has cooled down (the bottom towards the back gets red hot with use.

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