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    Quote Originally Posted by odleon
    the connector for the hdd is supposed to be which one?? i have p1-p5. i had them labled but the lable fell off.i have it on p2 now. the round cable to the mb is the same as the original, just round. by the way, im in Atl too
    Dunno the answer just play around with it. I do think the middle connector on the ide is for the master and just follow the hd instructions to set it up as master. What part of Atlanta? Aslo there's a meet in the works for 10/30 so make sure to check out the GA thread in the MP3 gatherings forum.

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    I think your answer lies in the shut off of your pc, how do you do that ? I know when I was just dropping power to the pc, it caused that error, now I have a proper shutdown controller and havent got that error at all, check this out before checking connectors out
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    Okay, check the following:

    Have you tried connecting with original cables? Did it boot up? IF it does, then your HD is good, if not, your HD may be corrupted.

    In a normal jumper situation, P1 = Master P2 = Slave P3 = Cable Select and No Ps = Single. Do you have another device connected on the IDE cable? Some boards are very picky as to what configurations is on there and how many devices is connected.

    Does your old cable have 40 wires or 80? Maybe your new cable is not compatible with your board.

    Is your new cable connected correctly? You do know the longer side is connected to the board and the shorter side to Master right? (or was it the shorter side to Slave?) anyway, most round cables have labels on them, so I'll assume this is not the case.

    Have you tried the round cable on other PCs? the cable might be defective.

    Since your's is a HP PC, I don't know which button is to go into BIOS. On most boards, it's the DEL key, on Dell's it's the F2 Key, on Gateway, it's the F1 key. If you know know which key to go into bios, keep trying one of them every boot to find out. There's not that many keys to try anyway, unless they use weird combinations like CTRL+A or something like that.

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    Take the floppy out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curiosity
    Take the floppy out!
    lol, that's a good one. Can't believe that there are sooooooooooo many people that didn't do that.

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    Re-seat the RAM. It did happen a lot to me. If I trouch the stick for some reason, the memory still count correctly in Bios screen, but the OS won't load/not found.
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    Ok. been trying for the last couple of days to get this thing running again. finally got into the bios and it doesnt detect the hdd with the new cable nor the original. tryed pluging the hdd to the diff. plugs from the psu and still nothing(P2,P3,P4,P5) is this a lost cause?? did i just fry my first HDD???

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    also, me being a newbie to these types of things, if i get a new HDD and get win xp installed, can i just plug it up to my current MB and boot right up,or will this cause problems?? currently using an old desktop HP XT926

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    Did you ever try the HD on another PC? Just as a second drive. That would at least tell you if that's the problem.
    if i get a new HDD and get win xp installed, can i just plug it up to my current MB and boot right up,or will this cause problems??
    Install XP on the PC you're going to use it in! It installs all the drivers needed for that PC, so when you switch to another one, it'll either crash or need to re-install all the drivers.

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