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Windows 7: New HDD just WONT accept windows 7 from 250gb to 750gb

08 Apr 2012   #1
OfficialSteve

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New HDD just WONT accept windows 7 from 250gb to 750gb

Hi all, thanks in advance for your feedbcak. right, ive got windows seven installed on my p bell easynote mx37 s 200 laptop 250gb hdd. for dome unknown reason when i install my new 750gb toshiba mk7559gsxp hdd it will NOT accept windows. ive tried everything i know, from fresh install to system image restore. i have read in places that i need to install Rapid storage technology from intel and in other places have read that i need to change the enable disk controller in bios. i kniow this is going to be something SO simple that ive overlooked something. thanks again for any help.


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08 Apr 2012   #2
TVeblen

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Hello OfficialSteve. Welcome to the Forum.

Your description of your problem is so broad it could mean anything. Could you describe exactly what is going wrong with the installation? Is it that the installer cannot find a drive to install to? Or does the installation crash? Do you get ant error messages?
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08 Apr 2012   #3
OfficialSteve

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

hi, first i reinstall on 250gb hd with no problems then comes the 750gb hdd. when i install seven it reboots then goes straight to install again, asif it didnt write to the hdd. when i can actually get it to write to the drive it wont use it as a bootable device. the most common error i get is "enable disk controller in bios" or similar. and also something like this computers hardware may not support booting to this device.
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08 Apr 2012   #4
TVeblen

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And both hard drives are SATA drives?

If you go into the BIOS settings, can you see the 750GB hard drive listed as recognized there?

Also, check the back of both drives. Are the connectors exactly the same? I'm wondering if the new drive is not making good contact in the connections.
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08 Apr 2012   #5
OfficialSteve

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Yes it sees both. I have also externally connected to test for bad sectors etc. it's just when this particular drive is in it won't accept it. All connections are fine.there is one thing I have noticed which is at the side of the Sata connectors there is 4 small gold pins. ??? Maybe for jumpers to lower speed or external power???
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08 Apr 2012   #6
TVeblen

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Some SATA drives have a jumper that allows you to choose SATA 1, 2, or 3 speeds. How old is the laptop? Could it be only capable of SATA 1?
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08 Apr 2012   #7
TVeblen

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Like this:


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08 Apr 2012   #8
OfficialSteve

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

That's what I was thinking. The laptop is 2008 October. The hdd is dec 2011 toshiba mk7559gsxp. So would these 4 pins be to connect the jumpers to? And if so would eBay be the place to buy them? Thanks very much for you speedy answers. :-)
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08 Apr 2012   #9
OfficialSteve

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

That's the pic. I knew it would be sonething so simple.
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08 Apr 2012   #10
TVeblen

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2008 should not have produced any SATA1 laptops.

The jumper is just a very small plastic block that fits over 2 of the pins. There is no cables or anything like that.

I would look up the specs for the laptop to see what the SATA controller speed is before you go chasing a red herring here. You could just have a defective hard drive.
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