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[Solved] HP Pavilion DV7-3000 CT10L Blu-ray drive power connector
Summary: I managed to grab this Blu-ray drive for cheap (HP Pavilion DV7-3000 CT10L), and I'm looking to mount it in my desktop to play Blu-ray movies with. I'...

[Solved] Playing game, suddenly black screen and stuck in EFI Shell
Summary: I was playing Witcher 3 yesterday and suddenly the screen turned black. Then, it restarted and stuck in EFI Shell. My PC's spec CPU: Intel i7 4770 M...

[Solved] Replace damaged front USB panel on desktop with same mobo?
Summary: I am reconditioning an old Dell Dimension 4700. So far I have added a WD Digital 1TB Hard Drive SATA and a Memorex Sata DVD/CD drive. The mother boa...

Motherboard AND SATA PCI-E raid card detect DVD-RW, not HDDs
Summary: I am having issues with one of my computers where the motherboard SATA ports would detect/enable my SATA optical DVD writer, but for the life of me I ...

BIOS detects only Grey 6 / 7 / 8 . SATA ports gigabyte z77_u
Summary: only Grey SATA ports does work .... . from SATA 0 TO SATA 5 ports doesn't work or detect in bios . and win . . i check the sata cable and power cable...

[Solved] how to choose the correct replacment laptop hardrive
Summary: Hi, I have a DELL Laptop that has this hard drive that I want to replace: http://storage.toshiba.com/storages... My question is what do I need to kno...

[Solved] SATA drive caddy works on laptop - but not on desktop?
Summary: I have a 120GB 2.5" SATA drive spare that I want to use on my desktop PC. I have one of those USB caddy devices - the USB cable is two-headed at one e...

bios will not detect sata hd - solved
Summary: hi had [now solved!] problem - bios did not detect new sata the problem was neither the hd nor the system specs: mb ecs H67H2-M3 cpu i5 4gb ram os win...

[Solved] Reliability of Samsung Data Migration - 840 EVO 120GB?
Summary: Just a quick question- how reliable is Samsung's Data Migration utility for the Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD? I just bought the drive and I don't really ...

[Solved] does XP require SATA drivers?
Summary: XP corrupts SATA drive. IDE and USB drives OK XP seems to use sudo IDE ATA ATAPI Controllers (multiple primary and secondary controllers) SeaTools v1....

[Solved] move W2kPro from ATA to SATA
Summary: What do I need to do to move/clone W2kPro from an ATA drive to a SATA drive? I wanted to add a drive for more space, but the power supply is insuffici...

[Solved] adding sata ssd for the bootable drive
Summary: How do change drive letters on new drives. I just installed and cloned a new ssd. I would like to boot off of it and use my old drive for paging, data...

Seagate 4TB Windows 7 Access Denied
Summary: I have a seagate SATA 4 TB windows 7. I just plugged in to all the SATA ports on all my motherbaords. All the troubleshooting I have seen online is ...

[Solved] 1.5TB SATA HD (internal) not detected after SMART warning
Summary: I got a second internal drive, worked fine for almost a year then got the the following message: 1720-SMART Hard Drive detects imminent failure Faili...

A possible workaround for SATA on some newer machines
Summary: Hey all, been a while since I've been here. I just got 98 SE to boot on my Dell Optiplex 745 with a SATA HD and CDROM with the SATA setting in the BI...

Sata 3 Controller issues on Dell
Summary: I have a Dell Xps 420 Desktop I have windows 7 64 bit on it.. I have a WD Blue Sata II 500G HDD as the main HD I purchased a WD Caviar Black Sata III ...

[Solved] Seagate eSATA HDD undetectable after XP reinstallation
Summary: Recently reinstalled XP on my main hard drive. My external 1T NTFS HD was connected via SATA, not USB. After I finished, the External HD is only recog...

[Solved] sata digital drive to seagate ata serial drive
Summary: can an sata crucial dijital drive from acer laptop with windows 7 be installed in hp g62 with Seagate serial drive ...

XP restarts on removing sata dvd-rw after fresh installation
Summary: I have also faced this problem many times...cant find any solution plz help.. only way out is to reinstall xp using pata dvd-rw .. or let the sata one...

Gateway Series E 4100 not reading or writing to DVD burner.
Summary: Gateway E-series 4100 will not read/write to SATA DVD burner. Installed an LG-GH24NSB0 DVD burner using an IDE to SATA plug in adapter. The computer...

[Solved] Cloning from Digital to SATA
Summary: I am cloning (ghosting) my SATA (C:) regulary to an external SATA Drive. Win7 Home Premium. After replacing C: with a digital drive (SSD) I was able t...

file transfer speeds between internal HDD & external USB HDD
Summary: Can someone please explain what are the file transfer speeds between Harddisk Drives and USB or even post a link to explain it. Portable HD 5400rpm (U...

problem with sata 2 drive
Summary: i have a asrock motherboard p4i945gc i connect a sata2 drive onto the sata1 port and install win7 onto it and ever thing is fine but when i shut down ...

[Solved] Cable to connect an internal card reader motherboard
Summary: I have an internal card reader. NZXT Aperture M 8C-APER000-W0B I believe the cable coming from the card reader has an IDE connector. It is 20 pin fem...

Hard drive letter change
Summary: A pal gave me a virtually new formated 2.5" large capacity SATA HD. I want to use this in my laptop to replace the failed drive SATA. When I fitted it...

System Periodically Hangs/Freezes/Lags After Installing HHD
Summary: I recently bought a new system, though shoved in an old SATA 640GB hard drive which worked great, it was fast and everything worked fine. I also used ...

win 7 to align ssd
Summary: Hi! win 7 is suppose to align a ssd when installing right? if true, can i make win 7 detect a new ssd, align it, format it, then putting it in a win x...

Transferring data from pata to sata (internal)
Summary: I'd just like to ask how do I transfer an old IDE hard drives data to a newer SATA drive? The ide drive is an internal drive and I'd like to transfer ...

[Solved] how do i get my dell dimension 8300 to recognize a 250 gb hd
Summary: I bought a larger hard drive but the computer wont recognize it. its a maxtor maxline II 250GB ATA/133 HDD. is it to large? ...

sony sata dvd writer issues
Summary: I recently purchased new SONY sata DVD writer and installed windows XP SP3 using the same on desktop, now when I insert any CD/DVD and open the cd dri...

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