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How come I cannot boot from my new hard drive that is a mirror of my old hard drive? 

by on June 4, 2009

Q: I’m trying to ‘upgrade’ my primary ‘boot’ hard drive from an 80gig ide to a 500gig sata. I was able to use the Seagate discwizard software to replicate my 80gig onto the 500gig sata, but cannot now get my computer to recognise and or boot up using the new drive?

I have an asus K8N-E Deluxe MB, WinXP service pk2.

The MB has 6 sata cable slots -4 marked as raid- the bios has 3 ‘switches’ in “onboard devices” which may need changed 1-Silicon Image Mode 2-int. Sata-Ide interface and 3-Raid option Rom. Plus there is the boot device priority and sequence section- but I cannot get the sata drive to show up here?


Windows Detected A Hard Disk Problem 

by on February 21, 2008

Q: I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 and I have a pop up that says, “windows detected a hard disk problem” what should I do?

A: Hello. The first thing to do is to backup your hard drive, including any files, folders, and programs that you would need should your machine hard drive fail.

The next step I would try, since it is a Dell is to press F12 for the Boot Menu and then run the HDD Diagnostics to see if the system catches the problem.

If you did not find anything then I would recommend trying to run the Seagate Seatools for Windows.

One of these two programs should be able to diagnose what the problem is. Once you have a diagnosis and if you need further help please contact us again. If neither of these tools was able to give you a diagnosis then also let us know what operating system you have and we can start from there.