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building a computer: GA-Z87X-UD3H does not recognize 2hdds 1 ssd and 1 dvd drive

I have never built a computer before and followed these instructions for the 1200 rig: http://lifehacker.com/5840963/the-best-pcs-you-can-build-for-600-and-1200 When I booted it up, I got the ...
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Poor FPS with combo of R9 290 and FX8350

For some reason, since building my PC I have been receiving poor FPS in the majority of games I have played. I have been hunting for hours as to the cause of the issue, I just want to enjoy using my ...
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SATA Drives On Intel 945 Board

I have an old/dead (assembled) Intel 945G Pentium 4 3.0 Ghz machine. I bought new seagate SATA HDD & SATA DVD Drive & connected to it. I have been facing below error while booting up: ...
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Why does my motherboard with SATA 2 (3 GBPS) port / cable not properly read a SATA 3 ( 6 GBPS) HDD?

I've an old G31D-M7 motherboard which has 2 x SATA2 Connector. I recently got a SATA3 (6GBPS) HDD (Seagate Barracuda 500 GB - ST500DM002) but when I try to connect to it, it takes a long time to ...
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Hard disk detects but doesn't boot, CD ROM gets detected as MATSHITA rv10 downloader

I started getting the Select proper boot media... notice on booting up my PC. I tried changing the slots on the motherboard, the cables, everything, but it still didn't work. I figured my SATA hard ...
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Hard drives not always recognize

I'm having an issue. 80% of time when I power on my computer my hard drives aren't recognized (on BIOS). It's really random. I have a 4770k i7, an asus maximums IV hero, an SSD kingston 128g, a ...
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what does sata port color means with Dell Inspiron 580?

I got a Dell Inspiron 580 at home. The 4 SATA ports on motherboard are coloured as blue, black, white, black. See table: Sata1, Sata2, Sata3, Sata4 Blue black white, black Does anyone by chance ...
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Detect which is faulty between SSD and motherboard

Windows 7 started giving me some problems, like disabling the Aero theme, not letting me open the screen resolution options, etc. Now, I'm pretty sure my SSD (OCZ Vertex 3) is faulty, the S.M.A.R.T. ...
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How to install several hard-drives to Tyan S7025 motherboard

First of all, the disclaimer: I do not know much about computers. CONTEXT In February 2010 I purchased a workstation with a Tyan S7025 motherboard. This motherboard has 6 SATA ports (SATA0 to SATA5) ...
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Hdd disconnects after some time randomly

My HDD sometimes disconnects and could not be used. Sometimes when I turn on computer there is only one HDD in boot screen and sometimes it becomes unaccessible after some time while using it. When ...
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Either my CPU, motherboard or PSU is bad. Which one is it?

I've asked a question here before, in December 2013, about a hard drive I wasn't sure whether it was bad. Turns out it was just a side effect from a bigger problem. Symptom: It started with Windows 7 ...
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What is a SAS disk and what cable does it use?

What kind of Cable shall I use to connect a SAS disk and IntelĀ® Server Board S2600CP4? In the board specification it says: Integrated SAS Ports: 8 What are they? How to use them?
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Intel RST Drive missing error — with a twist

I'm beginning to think that Intel RST software on Windows 8.1 is having issues. The Components Involved I am using the following: Windows 8.1 Asus Maximus V Extreme motherboard with latest ...
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1answer
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Asus X401A with power but no Display

I have this Asus X401A Series. The problem is, when I put-on the pc: Power light indicator is on; Power light indicator for hard disk, it light for a second and it does not continue. I changed a ...
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Floppy Drive Connector to CF Card Reader with USB Port

I bought an old floppy drive from a local market and just realized that my board isn't compatible. And I'm wondering, will it work if I connect my floppy drive to a cf card reader which has same ...
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Computer has good specs, yet running applications slowly? [closed]

I don't know what's up with my pc it's running pretty slow, and it was like this when I bought it too. It just runs applications like google chrome skype,games pretty slowly when my old pc of 2gb ram ...
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Would an Intel raid configuration benefit from Intel Smart Response feature?

My hard drive took a dive so I looking at getting some new drives. I was thinking of getting 3 WD Black Edition 1TB disks. My motherboard has the Intel Matrix Storage feature and I was going to hook ...
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Making a 'Supercomputer', cheap? [closed]

Why supercomputers are 'supercomputers'? Well, they are nothing more than many 'common' cpus, gpus and ram connected together. Thanks my idea here. I take many cheap computers @ about 350-400$, with ...
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Migrating raid array between different controllers

Recently my motherboard unexpectedly gave out, there are two disks attached in RAID 0. The controller in question for this motherboard is a ICH9R. Due to the sparse availability of hardware I am ...
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1answer
86 views

Is it safe to use a tower case pc horizontally? Does it affect HDDs, power supply?

I've got a PC with damaged GPU card, the card itself doesn't seem to work when the PC case is in the default position (it doesn't even start and when it does it resets itself quite often). Everything ...
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196 views

Determining Physical drive corresponding to Event Log atapi error on “IdePort1”

I'm seeing Error 11 "The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort1" in the event log of a Windows 7 machine. The motherboard is a Gigabyte GA P35 DS4 v2. It has 6 SATA ports ...
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Reusing old laptop parts in new laptop [closed]

I have an old HCL ME P38 pdc laptop which is dead now. It had CPU: 478 pin Socket p based supported processor(dual core) core logic or video controller: NVIDIA nforce MCP79MVL (with inbuilt ...
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1answer
326 views

ASUS P5B Plus motherboard - no any drives found - how to restore RAID array?

We have a small server machine with an ASUS P5B Plus motherboard and 4 SATA HDDs. The HDDs were configured in a RAID10 array. Up until now, everything worked fine, but now the system doesn't recognize ...
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Transferring IDE hard disk to SATA-only motherboard

I have an IDE hard disk and want to move it to a new computer. However, that computer only supports SATA and I doubt it will boot from a PCI IDE card. Using a connect that converts the IDE to SATA, ...
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Laptop fallen - Need help to diagnose HDD

My laptop fell while running around 2 feet. Here's what happened then. Started my Laptop, didn't show GRUB, simply said HDD not found. Restarted my laptop, showed grub, started Ubuntu, stuff kept ...
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Gradual loss of RAM, CPU fan, HDDs. Possible suspect motherboard?

I've been having quite some unsettling issues with my desktop recently In the last 6 months up until now I've had an alarmingly growing rate of malfunctions. In chronological order: RAM started ...
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CPU fan runs only after removing “12 V power supply connection from motherboard” or HDD power supply"

My PC config (4 years old): Motherboard: ASUS M2N 68 - AM Plus CPU: AMD PHENOM X2 545. HDD: WD 320 GB RAM: 2 GB DDR2 800Hz Power supply: Intext 450W switching PSU About a month ago my PSU was gone ...
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Ongoing computer lock up issue

My system is as follows Phenom II 945 stock Gigabyte GA-M720-US3 Windows 7 64bit 4GB Crucial DDR 2 4-4-12 Palit Geforce 460 GTX Samsung spinpoint F3 500gb HDD 3.5 inch floppy drive (yes...I ...
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How to image a degraded RAID array

On boot in Windows 2003 I have a message "Raid Array Degraded". When I use F10 to go into the RAID utility I see this screen : After passing through that screen the machine got stuck on reboot so I ...
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Computer powers off a second or two after being powered on unless

I have a computer with 2 SATA HDD and an abit KN9 motherboard. If I set the CMOS jumper to the clear position, and if I disconnect one or both of the HDD, then my computer powers on --- at least it ...
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Motherboard refuses to boot from SATA HDD

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this. It seemed like the closest fit in the SX sites, and this meta post seemed to suggest it was the right place. Here goes! My computer has recently ...
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Did a video kill my motherboard? Can re-use hard drive in a new build? [closed]

For the first time over the past weekend I downloaded a video from a torrent website. It had the most seeds and I had never had problems before so I figured it would be okay. The video was fine no ...
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Benchmark tool that brings GPU to maximum in order to diagnose defective PSU

I am currently trying to diagnose the following problem with my computer: Without warning or pattern the computer shuts down automatically, then restarts automatically and BIOS displays the following ...
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1answer
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Why my harddisk got unrecognized from last few week in BIOS?

I have used my current hard-disk for 1-2 years. It worked fine until I changed my motherboard . Sometime it does not recognize the hard disk. If I unplug the hard drive cables and plug them again ...
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1answer
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Identifying a small IDE connector

I'm in the possession of the GENE-9455: At the top left corner there is an IDE connector, however, this is not a normal IDE connector, it's a smaller one. I need to find a cable for this connector. ...
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How to connect multiple HDDs to a computer?

What is the best and most efficient way to connect 10 - 20 SATA HDDs to a home computer? I mean an ordinary motherboard supporting 2 connections for SATA HDDs. The purpose of this assembly is to ...
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How do you remove a hard drive password on a Lenovo Y580?

I've got a Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 with hard drive passwords enabled for both drives. The circumstances (frequent travel) that prompted me to install hard drive passwords are no longer in my life, so I'd ...
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Can someone boot my OS using a different motherboard?

A tech support person fixing my laptop told me that the laptop's motherboard is damaged. At the same time, he called me and requested the Windows password so that he can access the computer. Is there ...
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270 views

New motherboard BSODs and now will not boot

Just built a new computer and placed an old hard drive with windows 7 from it into the new system to boot off. It booted but when Windows started it blue screened. I didn't get the code as the writing ...
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Asus Sabertooth 990FX RAID - Drives disappear

Just got a 990fx 2.0. I'd like to setup two Seagate 1TB drives in a RAID 1 config and same thing: Detected under AHCI but as soon as the SATA ports are config'd to RAID, they aren't detected. I don't ...
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Does Firmware RAID negatively affect non-RAID devices?

I am running Windows 8 on a Z77 Chipset mobo, and it's all running swimmingly, but I want to put my documents/music/etc. on two HHDs running under RAID 1. On my motherboard I have four SATA 3GB/s ...
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Motherboard: Intel S5520HCR s1366 SSI EEB

I'm building a storage server for online video streaming. I thought about adding two SSD drive for a OS. other 15*(12 SATA & 3 SSD) drives i want to build with aufs XFS and ethernet 4GB/sec ...
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4answers
758 views

Is it worth to buy a SSD for my desktop machine if only support SATA II?

I know that there are similar questions but I was wondering if I could get a little more information about this. The SSD disk is not cheap at all so I wonder if I'd really notice the difference. I ...
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2answers
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How do I change HDD boot priority on AMI BIOS ver0308?

I have three hard drives on my PC, two of which are bootable. One has my current Windows 7 installation and the other has an old broken Windows XP installation (missing hal.dll) that I'm not ...
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Troubleshooting a slow startup

The one really rattles the brain. The computer was "slow", which is why I was called out in the first place. The first thing I noticed was that it took literally 3-4 minutes to turn on. This is a ...
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Computer freezes randomly or simply refuses to boot. How can I resolve this? [SOLVED]

For a few days my computer is having massive issues. Problems Sometimes when I push the open button, the screen remains black without receiving any signal. I know that this is not a graphics card ...
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427 views

PC hardware (HDD, BIOS / motherboard) acting weird

This is going to be long story. I'm trying to figure out what the hardware problem with my desktop is. It started with my Windows XP's very slow response and later even a BSOD, when shutting down. ...
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HD prevents me from booting Live CD

Short version: BSOD on Windows last night, cannot boot to Win or a live Linux CD, moving HD to another comp won't boot. Update: Had a little success attaching hd to other comps via USB (or plugging ...
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1answer
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Computer failure diagnosis?

I found this on my search for help for my (hopefully only temporarily) dead computer, and it seemed so useful that I thought I would try and ask for your help in reviving my computer - please? It ...
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How can I use a live CD to boot off a specific harddirve partition manually?

I have a machine who's mother board is failing to detect the installed hard drives. I can boot off a live CD (Ubuntu 11.10 or system rescue 2.4.1) and mount the partitions and the hard drives seem ...