Solved

Win7x64 and Seagate Pipeline HD problem

Posted on 2010-11-10
5
1,451 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I recently built a new machine, Gigabyte P55 motherboard, Core i5 @ 2.8 GHz, 4GB ram, ATI 4650, Seagate Pipeline HD 500GB hdd, 750W Corsair PSU. Installed Win 7 x64 and following the "Completing Installation" stage of setup, the machine reboots as usual and then gets to the "Starting Windows" with the Win 7 logo getting brighter and dimmer then all of a sudden the HDD indicator light flashes and the Win 7 logo stops being animated and will stay there for at least 30 min (at which point I gave up). I put an older Seagate barracuda drive in its place (160GB SATA 1.5 Gb/s) and loaded the same OS on it and it will boot fine. I'm having trouble diagnosing the issue. I ran SeaTools on the Pipeline HD drive and it passed all the tests. Please help. Thanks in advance.
0
Comment
Question by:GCITech
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
5 Comments
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:web_tracker
ID: 34108983
I think you may have a video problem, I don't think it is a problem with the drive itself. It is possible that the resolution of your video card maybe set to a resolution that your monitor does not support. Or it could be a bad video driver. Try booting to windows in safe mode. Restart the computer with the seagate hdd, before you see the windows logo tap the f8 key, several times until you get a the options to boot windows in safe mode. Choose safe mode with networking. If you can safely boot into safe mode with networkig try to reinstall the video driver or download the most recent driver for your video card.
0
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Nik
ID: 34109715
Sounds like a video card driver issue to me too, but then again, you said it works normally with another HD Drive.
I would try to replace the HDD where you bought it and see if you'll continue to experience problems.
0
 

Author Comment

by:GCITech
ID: 34117756
You were right on the drive not being the issue. I put the drive in a different machine and loaded the same OS on it and it works flawlessly. I also got the machine in question to boot with the 1.5 Gb/s drive and updated the video drivers and somewhere along the way it's hit or miss if the machine will boot, regardless which hard drive I have hooked up (I've tried three different ones). I've swapped video cards and that doesn't seem to effect anything. RAM tests good and have tried with both sticks and just 1 stick yielding the same results. Also every non-essential feature is unplugged (front audio/USB/eSATA). I'm beginning to wonder if the SATA controller on the motherboard is the culprit. Any more thoughts?
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
GCITech earned 0 total points
ID: 34129087
I swapped optical drives and tried again after confirming the original drive in question worked fine on a different computer and after reloading with the replacement optical drive I haven't had any problems. I thought it was strange but I'll take what I can get. Thanks for the suggestions!!
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:GCITech
ID: 34162502
The last thing I tried and what seems to have the problem resolved was not recommended by anyone else.
0

Featured Post

Webinar: Aligning, Automating, Winning

Join Dan Russo, Senior Manager of Operations Intelligence, for an in-depth discussion on how Dealertrack, leading provider of integrated digital solutions for the automotive industry, transformed their DevOps processes to increase collaboration and move with greater velocity.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

By default the complete memory dump option is disabled in windows . If we want to enable the complete memory dump for a diagnostic purpose, we have a solution for it. here we are using the registry method to enable this.
There are many software programs on offer that will claim to magically speed up your computer. The best advice I can give you is to avoid them like the plague, because they will often cause far more problems than they solve. Try some of these "do it…
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…

739 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question