Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: New hard drive problem

07 Nov 2010   #1
8vs

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
New hard drive problem

Hi,
I have recently had some problems with my laptop and in the end of the story its hard drive died. So i bought a new 500gb samsung hard drive and it does not work properly. I have also got another laptop, it is not mine, but i can test everything with it.
So there i got 2 laptops and 2 hard drives - a new one and a working used one. When i put a used hard drive to my laptop whichs hard drive died, everything works - the windows boots up properly.
When i put the new hard drive to the same laptop, it offten wont load windows and when it does it just stays on starting windows splash and does not boot up.
When i put the new hard drive to another laptop from which i took the used hard drive, everything works perfectly.
How is that possible that one hard drive works on both laptops and the other one on only one of them?

My laptop did not even let me instal windows on to the new hard drive, it would get back to the start of instalation after first reboot. I had to instal windows using the other laptop.

My old hard drive which died was 250 gb seagate. Both laptops are Asus, mine is F5SL and the other ones model i can not remember right now, but it is slightly older.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

07 Nov 2010   #2
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Connect the new drive.

Boot into the bios.

Choose Default Settings.

Save,
Exit
boot up again.
All ok?

If not go back into the bios, and make sure that the boot order and the disk order is correct. Asus bioses are a little different so you may have to set one to boot first from Hard Disk, and then tell it which it hard disk.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Nov 2010   #3
kicsrules

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

when you install windows on a machine, it stays with that config... if you try to boot a windows drive with a machine that was not installed with, it may give you bsod...

try booting into safe mode see in which .sys it gets stuck
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


07 Nov 2010   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

This is Win7. I've swapped drives in and out and never had any problems as long as I made sure that the bios settings were correct.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Nov 2010   #5
8vs

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I have tried all the combinations of boot order, tried everything in bios and nothing.

And the hard drive which i was using and died had windows 7 and it was working well.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Nov 2010   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Have you checked with the mfg?

Is it possible that the drive is not compatible with your system? I noticed it has greater capacity and more important a greater spin rate which means a greater power drain.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Nov 2010   #7
8vs

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Any idea how to check that?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Nov 2010   #8
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I repeat,
Have you checked with the manufacturer?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Nov 2010   #9
8vs

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hi,
I have tried other brands of hard drives and they give the same result. I was wondering if there is some kind capacity restrictions on some bioses? My old hard drive was 250gb and the one that worked was also 250gb, the nerw one is 500gb
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Nov 2010   #10
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Could be a Bios or Motherboard limitation to size of HD recognized.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 New hard drive problem




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows has detected a hard disk problem. Hard drive failing?
Hey there guys, about six months ago I started receiving an error every few days on my computer on boot, and it was something along the lines of: 'pxe-rom: Check cable connection!'. To fix it I just used my Windows 7 install CD and it was fine, until whenever it'd happen again. Now, just about...
Hardware & Devices
Possible hard drive problem?
Hello everyone and first off thank you for coming on to this post to try and help me. So my PC 9 times out of 10 will boot just fine, but on the other 1 time it gets past the login screen to the desktop and then the icons don't load and I get the windows 7 busy cursor, resulting in having to...
Hardware & Devices
Hard drive problem
Up until recently I have been able to back up to my external hard drive with acronis TrueImage but then it started to timeout. I removed it from its enclosure and installed it inside directly to my motherboard and power supply and the same problem persists. I can copy and paste to this drive but I...
Hardware & Devices
Big Hard drive problem
Howdy All I recently (1 week ago) purchased a gaming pc. Fairly well speced. Now not far into the peice I installed Acronis Director Home 2011 and created a petition on my c drive. I have a 1TB drive. I created a roughly 300 gig c drive petition and that left a say 630gig Data Disk petition...
General Discussion
hard drive problem
im running 2 hard drives on my pc. a 500gig and a 1 terabyte. i was running my pc with only the 500 gig then added the tera. im trying to remove the 500 gig to make it a portable but every time i remove it my pc refuse to boot windows. when i re enter into the pc it starts up. plllllllzzzzzzzzz...
Hardware & Devices
Hard drive problem with partition. Even after a new replacement drive.
After sending in my new 750 GB Western Digital Black Edition hard drive due to my partitions getting completely screwed multiple times. I received a brand new replacement 1 TB Western Digital Black Edition hard drive yesterday. Everything was working fine until I turned on my desktop on today and...
Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:49.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App