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a problem has been detected with my hardrive

Posted on 2006-11-27
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i just got a brand new harddrive for a gateway i got the exact same one i am replacing.  Before i could even get it setup i get a message that says a problem has been detected with my hardrive see PC manual to troubleshoot. Press enter to continue.  I got everyting installed and ran a chkdsk /f it didn't find any problems i also ran PC doctor the short test on the HD nothing.  The manual didn't say anything.  Is there something else i need to do to a brand HD? The hard drive is a maxtorfireball 3 ATA/133 40GB.

Any ideas?

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by:drasmuss70
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also when i took out my old hard drive the jumpers were set to slave.  The new one i got they were set to master.  I tried both ways same message.  
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by:drasmuss70
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i also put this as slave in another PC an in the POST i get a warning that says immediatly backup drive areplace Hard drive a failure may be immeninent.  Junk hard drive???
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by:tim_cs
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Sounds like you just got unlucky and got a bad new drive.  It happens from time to time.  I would return it for a different one.  
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nobus earned 500 total points
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you probably get the message from smart monitor.
Are you using a 80-wire cable ? if not do so. The error will go away.
you can always run an extensive test on the drive : http://www.disk-utility.com/hard-disk-low-level-format.html
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by:drasmuss70
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i guess i am not sure, an 80-wire cable? i am using whatever is there....how do i id the cable ?
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by:keola75
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Here's a good description and picture of one:

http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/if/ide/conf_Cable80.htm

-Keola
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by:nobus
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>>   how do i id the cable    <<   count the wires  . . .
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by:drasmuss70
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ok i have an 80 pin cable
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by:drasmuss70
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i downloaded active smart fromt the link provided by nobus and i got
reallocated sector count  threshold 63 value 1 worst one 1 satus bad......what exactly does this mean???
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by:nobus
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if you get errors on the disk test, you have a bad drive
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