Solved Computer not starting after connecting new 500GB Hard disk

April 22, 2012 at 00:34:05
Specs: Windows 7, 1 gb
I have two hard disks - 80gb old and 500 gb new
so when i connect my only 80 gb hd ...computer is starting well
but when i connect both hd's to my pc and starts it, nothing is happening after intel screen comes.
so here problem seems to be in my 500 gb hd
then i run the 500 gb hd on my friends computer .... and it did a fine job , no problem at all.

problem arriving only when i connect it with my computer.
I don't know much about computers, so please help me in it.
thankyou

one more thing, 500 gb hd is doing fine in my pc when i do this -
-connect my only 80gb hd to my pc
-starts window 7 from it
-then i connect my 500gb hd to my pc
-open disk management
-rescan drives
-then it shows all drives of 500 gb

so please help me in this, whats the problem and how to solve it.


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April 22, 2012 at 12:40:45
Okay, It looks like it it your boot order. The computer is not booting with both drives plugged in because it is trying to boot from the 500GB drive. So plug both drives into the system and swap the SATA cables from the 80GB drive to the 500GB and then try to boot. If that doesn't work, go into your BIOS go to the BOOT section and make sure that your 80GB hard drive is set higher in the boot list than your 500GB


#1
April 22, 2012 at 01:17:49
If these are IDE Disks, make sure that you have the jumpers set correctly on the drives. The jumpers should be set to cable select or you can set one drive master and the other slave.

If these are SATA drives, there is a jumper on the drive to limit the drive to SATA 1 standards. You will have to see if your mainboard supports SATA 1 or SATA 2.


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#2
April 22, 2012 at 01:39:50
brother .. whatever you said ..gone above my head . I am not good in computers. so please tell me in simple language or step by step. thank you


i just did some searching.... find out that i have sata drives ....what to do next?


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#3
April 22, 2012 at 05:02:13

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#4
April 22, 2012 at 07:15:21
OK, you have SATA drives. What do you want to do with them? I'm guessing the 80GB already has Windows installed on it. Do you want to keep it that way & use the 500GB for storage? Or do you want to clone the contents of the 80GB to the 500GB, then remove the 80GB from the system? Is the 500GB recognized properly in the BIOS? Has the 500GB been partitoned & formatted? It won't show up in "My Computer" until that has been done. What's the make/model of your motherboard & which SATA ports are you connecting the drives to?

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April 22, 2012 at 12:40:45
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Okay, It looks like it it your boot order. The computer is not booting with both drives plugged in because it is trying to boot from the 500GB drive. So plug both drives into the system and swap the SATA cables from the 80GB drive to the 500GB and then try to boot. If that doesn't work, go into your BIOS go to the BOOT section and make sure that your 80GB hard drive is set higher in the boot list than your 500GB

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#6
April 23, 2012 at 02:16:51
thanks both of you. Its working now but I don't know for how long it will work. I tried few things ,first, as u said gretti , replace the wire(4 pins in it) with each other(other than Red wire)
and i formatted the whole 500gb hd through disk management of xp window.
so i don't know from what , its working. but anyway it is working.
now the thing happening is ,500gb hd is working fine and is booting with 500 gb hd.
what if i want to boot the computer from80 gb hd . how can i make it happen?

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#7
April 23, 2012 at 03:23:35
one more thing,
I did install window 7 successfully in my 500 gb hd
but there is only one theme in it,how to add others
previously i installed with same dvd, and all the default themss are there

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#8
April 26, 2012 at 21:23:08
anybody :( .. plzzzzz

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#9
April 26, 2012 at 21:31:23
Create a new thread for new issues, thanks

As for this problem, please mark one of the answers as the best answer. Thanks


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