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Amilo D 7830 hdd problem

Postby zge123 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:02 pm

I'm working on sisters laptop and I dont know what has happened but here's things so far...
replaced hdd with toshiba mk8032gax 80gb, cos original was dead.
tryied to install windows from my own media cd (original cd's lost)
intallation went ok, until first restart... couldn't find installed files.
seems that windows files are on hdd but computer cant find them.
Bios cant find hdd. (bios update 1.08c, load defaults, battery reset done) nothing helps
umm battery is dead and I have to use external display cos own display goes black after boot.
linux (live??) runs ok

so what could be the problem?
thanks
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Re: Amilo D 7830 hdd problem

Postby hikaru » Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:50 pm

I guess that either the new HDD is defective too or that it wasn't your old HDD that got defective but the HDD controller on your main board. Can you test both HDDs somewhere else (in another notebook or via a USB-HDD adapter)?

What about Linux? can you install it to your new HDD?
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Re: Amilo D 7830 hdd problem

Postby zge123 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:22 pm

I tryied old one in another computer and got nothing from it and new one was tested at the shop I bought it and its fine.
I'll try that linux after a little nap. :D
ran few hdd test and those find new hd as slave and 1 gave some fault on cable so maybe its the controller...
if it's the controller is there anything to fix it?
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Re: Amilo D 7830 hdd problem

Postby hikaru » Fri Dec 26, 2008 10:19 pm

The HDD should be detected as master. So switch the jumper!
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Re: Amilo D 7830 hdd problem

Postby zge123 » Sat Dec 27, 2008 7:38 am

Hdd is master and tryied setting cs allso with no effect.
linux install goes all the way but when restarting computer it just cant find hdd.
All files are there but I guess if bios cant find hdd it cant boot from it...
I'll try with another hdd but i guess its that hdd controller thats broken?
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Re: Amilo D 7830 hdd problem

Postby hikaru » Sat Dec 27, 2008 2:17 pm

I also think that your HDD controller is broken, but it's strange that the installation itself seems to work. If this is true another HDD will make no difference.
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Re: Amilo D 7830 hdd problem

Postby zge123 » Sat Dec 27, 2008 2:52 pm

ok, thanks
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