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    Default Hard drive problem

    I'm updating an old system based on a Gigabyte GA-7VKML to use as a HTPC. And it went well until I got to the Hard drive. I changed the "old and noisy" 80gb Deskstar for a 160gb Western Digital but I cant install windows XP MCE on it - it constatly frezes the install. I put the old 80gb back ant it works fine.
    Is it a Bios problem? I use bios F5 with board revision 3.2

    Thanks for your time

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeca_pt View Post
    I'm updating an old system based on a Gigabyte GA-7VKML to use as a HTPC. And it went well until I got to the Hard drive. I changed the "old and noisy" 80gb Deskstar for a 160gb Western Digital but I cant install windows XP MCE on it - it constatly frezes the install. I put the old 80gb back ant it works fine.
    Is it a Bios problem? I use bios F5 with board revision 3.2

    Thanks for your time
    Are you using IDE or SATA drives?

    If the board is old as well as the Hitachi 80GB hard drive and the wdc drive is new, you may need to use the Sata1 jumper on the new drive (assuming all is sata that is).
    Then again if all is Ide (and old), you might not have an 80 conductor cable, or you might have problems at the 137GB limit situation.
    Last edited by VorLonUK; 12-30-2008 at 02:08 AM.
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    Default Re: Hard drive problem

    It's IDE and i'm sure I'm using the right cables. It detects the hard drive but it frezes on install.
    Is there any way to go around the 137 gb limit? Will the bios upgrade (F5 to F8 the latest version) help?

    Thanks for the swift reply
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    Default Re: Hard drive problem

    Quote Originally Posted by zeca_pt View Post
    It's IDE and i'm sure I'm using the right cables. It detects the hard drive but it frezes on install.
    Is there any way to go around the 137 gb limit? Will the bios upgrade (F5 to F8 the latest version) help?

    Thanks for the swift reply
    josť

    I have no idea if that is causing the problem. The last bios update on this board was almost 6 years ago and even at the time this was a poor chipset imo.
    But there is a mention about the cable in the F8 bios decription. You should be using an 80 Conductor cable.
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    I just got a curious reply from gigabyte. It recomends me to upgrade my bios but after I flash the bios it tells me to load Fail safe values while the manual in this forum says to load optimize values...HELP!

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    Default Re: Hard drive problem

    I would be happy to help. But what is the problem? What is your system config? is it the same type of problem I have?

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    Zeca, please do Load Optimized defaults then set only your ram voltage and save/apply/reboot BACK to the BIOS and then make sure your Disk settings are the same, or correct.

    Are these both IDE disks? If you new disk is SATA then you may need to use some drivers, and for sure different disk settings in the BIOS. Do you have your manual and have you read thru it?

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    No, its a single hard drive system and its IDE. I'll upgrade the bios and I'll get back to you

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    Ok, since it is IDE are you sure you have the correct Jumper settings per the drive placement on the cable for both the HDD and the CD?

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