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Windows 7: Problems with Western Digital HDD

15 Jan 2010   #41
sergiogarcia9

 

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Take out the one on the right, and say a few prayers.
I've already tried that Jim. Didnt work And i dont know why my power supply only got one SATA PSU connector


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15 Jan 2010   #42
DocBrown

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

I just looked at a 200gb SATA Samsung. it has 8 jumper pins that do line up with a floppy power connector Bad Design Flaw


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15 Jan 2010   #43
sergiogarcia9

 

Well i guess whats left to do is to go down to the local tech store and buy a new HDD from there...
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15 Jan 2010   #44
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Is this the one Sergio.

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15 Jan 2010   #45
sergiogarcia9

 

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Is this the one Sergio.
Yeah Jim, thats the one
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15 Jan 2010   #46
DocBrown

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

See if they have any splitter power cables, also


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15 Jan 2010   #47
Generator

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

I'd also make sure that the pins on the HDD where you forced the floppy power lead in are not all bent in such a fashion that they are touching each other, and try put the jumper back in the position where it was to start with.
(you would of removed the jumper from the default position to get that lead in there, put it back in that same position if your only using the one SATA.)

Hope you manage to rescue it mate.
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15 Jan 2010   #48
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Yeah, may as well go local if the HD is totaled out.

Sergio--as I recall from your thread of a few weeks ago, this was a barebones PC. Probably came with little documentation regarding connections. The OEM drive likewise came with little or no documentation. Drives typically have a small diagram on them representing proper jumpering, but that can be cryptic and tells you nothing at all about PSU connections.

Chalk it up to the cost of ridding yourself of your hardware assembly virginity. Everybody who has built has a tale of some kind.
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15 Jan 2010   #49
sergiogarcia9

 

I've tried pretty much everything now, and it still wont work
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15 Jan 2010   #50
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

So Sergio, at this stage if you take out the power to the DVD drive, I presume that is the only other Sata device you have at the moment, and try to start the HD is it still the same sound coming from the HDrive?
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