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Old 03-13-2009, 09:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I have a 120gb seagate hd, i installed it last week and everything went fine until now.
i turned my computer on and after the xp logo loading, the screen just hangs and all i see is a black screen.
when i take off the harddrive everything works fine.
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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which drive is booting first/ (check bios)
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi,

it says
1st boot device: Floppy
2nd boot device: IDE-0
3rd boot device: CD-ROM

i tried changing it to:
1st boot device: IDE-0
1st boot device: IDE-1
3rd boot device: CD-ROM

with no success.

The 120gb seagate is on primary slave btw.
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It's getting to the correct drive during the boot (as evidenced by the windows splash) but is not able to boot to windows. Have you tried safe mode?
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Could be the drive is dying or there is a power issue. Since it works without the drive it could be a power issue. What kind of devices do you have hooked up and what kind of PSU do you have?
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haha wow, im off today, didn't even realize that if the drive wasn't booting the right one then windows would not have flashed....DOh
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Hi,

safe-mode doesn't work for me(it reboots when i'm at the login screen)
The harddrive worked for about a week, and now it doesn't? hmm.

i don't have any other devices connected.
How would i know what kind of PSU i have? my computer is around 8 years old so it is pretty crappy im guessing
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On the back of the PSU you should see the specs of the PSU. It should tell you something like 350W and the manufacturer. There is a sticker on the back of all PSU's that give it some sort of identity. That will be your best bet.
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take a look at the sticker on the psu.
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