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bk T
05-05-2012, 02:35 PM
Got an old Seagate 320GB HDD, connected to my working PC running XP, BIOS detected it correctly, but Windows couldn't detect it, and it takes a long, long time to start up Windows when the HDD is connected.

What's the story here? :badpc:

05-05-2012, 02:40 PM
Could be knackered, or not enough power, try a different power plug, or could be the cable / ribbon playing up.

Is it IDE or SATA

bk T
05-05-2012, 03:27 PM
It's a Seagate SATA 320GB.

Have tried different data cable and power cable without luck.

05-05-2012, 05:02 PM
BIOS finding it means it's controller works. Still can have a stuffed disk. Windows tries to read it as well, the BIOS doesn't.