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22-12-2010, 03:05 PM
Can anyone shed any light on this one?

Iíve got a Seagate HDD here that works perfectly in one computer but I keep getting a ďCanít Read From DiskĒ message on another. It doesnít get to starting Windows, the message appears straight after the POST.

However, if I test the HDD with Seagate Tools, in the computer it does boots in, it passes 100% on all tests, long and short.

However, if I take another Seagate HDD it boots up no problem in both computers?

Canít work it out, one HDD and one Motherboard refuse to talk to one another where others are fine.

Remember we donít get as far as Windows with the faulty combination.

Thereís something real oddball here? :confused:

22-12-2010, 03:07 PM
Detected in BIOS? capacity too large for older BIOS?

22-12-2010, 03:08 PM
Haven't got the jumpers on the wrong setting have you ... i.e. as slave for the comp it works in ... you'd have to change jumpers to master in the new setup.

Just a thought ...

22-12-2010, 03:52 PM
Yes, detected in BIOS and single drives set to Master and on end of IDE cable.

The 80gig is detected and works fine, but the 40gig is the problem child.

Got to be in the CMOS settings surely.

Iíll try ďFail SafeĒ if there is such a setting and get back. :thumbs: :thanks

22-12-2010, 03:59 PM
Now I'm not trying to be smart .... but does it spin up in the new comp ?? ... and are you sure there's no problems with the PSU or power leads ??

22-12-2010, 07:17 PM
Checked the ide/sata cables? Maybe one is faulty? If all good, id say psu/bios settings..