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Offlinebarfightlard
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Calling all computer nerds HELP me!!!!!
    #3118622 - 09/10/04 03:09 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I got a new 80gig hard drive and its fuckin up. In the BIOS it can see that its 80gigs, but when i go to make a partition it is saying its only 12 gig. I have the evrything connected right and the pins are set at master. So, I made a partioton anyways with it at 12gig and in DOS it wouldnt read the c: drive when i tried to format it. This is fucked, i need some help.


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Re: Calling all computer nerds HELP me!!!!! [Re: barfightlard]
    #3119064 - 09/10/04 04:51 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

maybe upgrade the bios


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Re: Calling all computer nerds HELP me!!!!! [Re: barfightlard]
    #3119083 - 09/10/04 04:58 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

your bios may need to be flashed....when i installed my 250 gig HD it came with software that allowed me to work around that though


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Re: Calling all computer nerds HELP me!!!!! [Re: Geordi_La_Forge]
    #3119371 - 09/10/04 06:20 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I think you have old version fdisk, and format. Try Windows XP installer to make partitions and format them. Or try new version of fdisk and format. I don't think you have to flash your BIOS.

Edit: I found this, updated fdisk should be here
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;263044


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Re: Calling all computer nerds HELP me!!!!! [Re: Scarfmeister]
    #3121045 - 09/11/04 01:56 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

thanks

I got it working, but the computer started fucking up even more than it already was. I thought the HD was the proble, thats why I got the 80gig instead. All the installers were running really slow, internet was fucking up, and problems with the USB controller. So I was gunna format it again but fdisk wouldnt read all of it still, so i tried to install xp from the cd like i did the first time and it gives me some error now too.

Do you think the motherboard is fucked???


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    #3121355 - 09/11/04 05:00 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

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Re: Calling all computer nerds HELP me!!!!! [Re: barfightlard]
    #3121689 - 09/11/04 11:06 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Could be a few things:

Situation A.  Add a new HD to your system and you are putting more stress on your power supply.  Things can "go wrong" when it is stretch to its limits.  Things like IDE controller issues, random reboots, etc. 

Situation B.  If you originally came up as 12 gigs it sounds like you have an older motherboard.  Earlier motherboards had some size limitations on hd's (usually it was 8 gigs but thats not necessarily concrete).  Upgrading the bios might have helped but of course its not necessarily going to fix it completely.  Essentially your IDE controller hates your new drive.

Situation C.  If things are running slowly it may be that the drive is incorrectly formatted.  Some tools will absolutely stuff up your hd (I had a western digital drive that formatted to 100% bad sectors).  I would format it in windows (not the best but atleast it does an ok job.

This could very well be a mixture of all of them.  I would suggest you test it this way.

- Borrow a better power supply (I don't know whether thats feasable) and see how it runs.
- Put the old drive back and test things out, see if the problems go away.

If these two do not do anything then I would say you motherboard does not like controlling this new drive.  Then you have a decision to make :smile:


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Re: Calling all computer nerds HELP me!!!!! [Re: utopianglory]
    #3122389 - 09/11/04 03:07 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Nothing wrong with the power supply, its a new 480W. The old HD runs a bit faster, but the internet still wont connect sometimes and the computer just shits itself out of nowhere and runs really slow. The motherboard is about a 4 year old IBM with an intel chipset and everythign is on-board.


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    #3123961 - 09/12/04 12:00 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

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Re: Calling all computer nerds HELP me!!!!! [Re: Yrtlzmo]
    #3126925 - 09/12/04 09:33 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

bump.....btw the system uses a P4 and DDR


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Re: Calling all computer nerds HELP me!!!!! [Re: barfightlard]
    #3127037 - 09/12/04 10:02 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Clean the system out good...if it's that old it could be jammed full of dust and just overheating. When I had heat problems it fucked up my intarweb.


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Re: Calling all computer nerds HELP me!!!!! [Re: kronnyQ]
    #3127047 - 09/12/04 10:05 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

It came out of the box 2-3 years ago. And was just put in a new case, so it's clean.


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