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Keyboard Freeze On Boot Up After Installed New Hard Drive


I installed a new hard drive and when i try to boot up my computer then my keyboard is stopped working.

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Installed Second Hard Drive, Now Pc Won't Boot

I put in a second hard drive as a slave on my pc. When i turned it on, the bios completes and then all i get is a blinking cursor. No windows start up, nothing. So i took the harddrive out and get the same thing. I ran a scan disk, a memory test and upgraded the bios (just because i was getting desprate), and got no errors, but still can't boot up. The bios recognizes the orginal hard drive (and the second one when i had it hooked up). I can't figure it out. The drive is a western digital 160 gb.

Posted On: 27-05-2006, 10:49 PM . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Hard Drive Causes Xp To Freeze On Boot Up

I have an older dell system (by older i mean over 3 yrs) and i installed a wd 160 gb hard drive in it about a year ago using the supplied controller card, with an ntfs format to the drive. The drive (which has been my main data storage drive since i installed it) worked fine for that year. Resently i was installing a program off of a cd that was scratched up pretty bad on to that drive. After multiple cleanings of the disk, and crashing of the installer the computer totally locked up. I couldn't even get the num lock lights to function. So i hit the reset button. When the computer tried to come back up it froze at the blank (black) screen after the windows xp booting screen. After some intenstive trouble shooting of the attached hardware i discovered that if i removed the 160 gb drive from the system (either physically, or by disabling the controller card) the system booted fine. I also tried the drive connected directly to the eide controller on the motherboard with only the boot drive as the only other device and it was connected to the other controller, this also caused the system to freeze in the same spot. Trying the drive on another xp machine, and a windows 2000 machine resulted in simular issues (the windows 2000 machine stoped at the windows splash with the scrooling blue bar. )

I even moved all of the data off of one of the other drives, reformated it, and reinstalled windows xp, and service pack 1 on that drive. When i connect the 160 gb drive up it does the same thing. Also trying to reinstall windows with the drive attached causes windows to freeze at the point that it tries to check that drive. Now here is the real puzzling part, running the western digital diagonstics (it's called life gaurd or something like that) it doesn't show any bad sectors or anything on the drive (i did the extensive test that also does a phsyical scan of the drive, looking for damage to the platters i assume), and running ntfs-reader allows me to read, and copy the files off of the drive, unfortunitly i don't have enough combined space on the two good drives (a 20gb. And a 9gb) to copy off the mission critical stuff i have stored on the drive (about a years worth of video editing of old vhs tapes that i was transfering to dvd for my inlaws. ) Any suggestions other then reformat, and re-edit the vhses?


Posted On: April 22nd, 2004, 10:35 AM . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Hard Drive As If Windows Is Not Installed

My pc is acting as if there is no os even tho it is installed on the hard drive. No bios setting are funny and nothing was changed, i got a random blue screen and when it restarted it went all funny. I have tried the windows vista disk and tried to do a fixboot and fixmbr but there is no hard drive when you go to repair. And as such comand prompt is x: becasue it dosnt recognise the file system

It comes up tho when you go to reinstall it says 500gb drive 300gb used, if you search for a driver you can see that every file is there same as before. The hard drive is fine and no i am not going to simply reinstall. How can i repair this. I have it set to just boot from hard drive and boot from boot from cd for second? No funny settings nothing its strange like.


Posted On: 04-17-2009, 09:21 PM . View Related Posts . . View 16 Replies .

Hard Drive Enclosure Not Correctly Installed

I have recently acquired a westerndigital caviar hard drive with an ads usb enclosure. After connecting the drive to the case, setting it to master and plugging it into my usb2. 0 port, windows reports a usb mass storage device, disk drive, and finally a wd313000 caviar usb device, which is displayed under "disk drives" in device manager. Everything seems great but. There is no drive in "my computer" to access it by. After searching the problem i discovered there was also no entry in the disk manager (computer management). The only place it shows up is device manager. I have tried reinstalling the driver, unplugging the power source and/or usb cable and plugging them back in, rebooting, refreshing drive views, unplugging all ide cables and plugging them back in. The drive spins up and even shows activity occasionally, but there is virtually no way to access it.

Posted On: December 13th, 2005, 10:47 AM . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Hard Drive Problem / Freeze And Reboot By Itself

Basically every once in a while (like maybe once in a week) my computer would freeze entirely. And reboot by itself. After doing this and when my system is trying to boot up again, it won't detect my wd1200jb hard drive anymore (as if it's not there) and hence it will not boot. Soft rebooting doesn't solve the problem. Only if i turn the computer off and then turn it back on, will my system then detect the hd and everything run normally again. I ran the datalife diagnostics program from wd and the drive appears to be alright. From the previous post. I've been suggested to change the ata cables, which i did - that has not solved the problem. Another suggestion was to change the power supply - which i have not done. I'm contemplating doing this now, but before i do venture out into spending some money on a new ps, can i get some additional feedback as to what else could possibly be the problem? Could it possibly be a defective hd? Or is it definitely the ps?

Posted On: April 11th, 2003, 06:30 AM . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Inserting Usb Hard Drive Freeze / Locks Pc With Blank Screen

I a friend of mine has a wd 160 gb usb externel hd. He reinstalled his pc a while back win xp pro and patched it with autopatcher juli for security fixes because hd raid config gave some problems. Now sometimes when he insertes his usb drive the pc freezes and screen goes blank. He tried all usb ports on his pc. Has anyone have these problems before?

Posted On: 08-14-2006, 02:07 PM . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Installed Ram Computer Wont Boot

I recently bought a pair of "corsair 4gb (2 x 2gb) 240-pin ddr2 sdram ddr2 800 (pc2 6400) dual channel. " I'm upgrading from my 2gb ocz ddr2 ram from last year. So when i went to install the new ram, i took out the old ocz ram and put in the new corsairs. I started the computer but the monitor will not display anything! So i decided to move things around and i was finally able to boot the computer up after removing one of the ram sticks. It will not load with both and i have no idea why. It's really frustrating not being to load both since one is 2gb and the old ram were 2gb together. Also, the old ocz rams won't work anymore either. Can anyone help me on this please? How can i get both of my ram working together?

Here's some info on my computer:
Mobo : ecs g31t-m
Vidcard: xfx nvidia 8600gt
Two hdd 120gb & 250gb
One dvd-ram drive


Posted On: 12-05-2008 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Can I Make A Usb Hard Drive A Boot Drive ?

I want to make my usb hard drive a boot drive for my laptop. Is this at all possible?

Posted On: Sep 08, 03 at 6:16pm . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Pc Desktop Freeze And Hangs On Boot Up

Some time back, the computer started to hang on boot. After pressing the power button, the hard drive / "busy" light would simply stay lit and nothing would happen (no booting, no signal to monitor, etc. But the cpu fan would spin). To get it to boot, i simply have to keep turning it on and off till i get that 'click' noise just after turning it on. Sometimes, the pc randomly freezes when i'm in windows also. Now i have opened up the pc, and checked all cables/connections. I have also tried re-arranging the ram modules (using one only, using both, etc. ) And also used different hard drives so i think i can say that items are ok. There is no sound card / modem / etc. , Everything is on-board so all slots are free except for the agp. The system came with built-in graphics but i have put a vid. Card in the agp slot which automaticaly disables on-board video. Unfortunately, i cannot recall exactly how long ago the problem started to occur - that would allow me to determine for sure whether the problem is related to the graphics card. Now i have tried removing the agp card and resorting to on-board video and the comp has booted without problem however that was a single time and due to the randomness of the problem, i still can't say 100% that it's related to the agp card, especially since i don't understand the technical side of the system boot. First, can anyone describe / explain that 'click' sound that occurs after boot. i.e. , Is it the hard drive / something else initializing?

I guess the next question, would a bad video card / bad slot be a possible cause of this? I have taken the vid card out and put it back in, ensuring that it is in firm, etc. The randomness of the problem compounds the difficulty of trying to pinpoint it. Once the comp is on, it works fine, and it's really just random when the freeze-up / boot problems occur, i.e. I can think of no specific activity/action that causes it.


Posted On: 09-06-2007, 01:27 AM . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cannot Boot From Hard Drive

If i put a windows xp disk in the cd drive and both the hard drive and optical drive are connected, it will boot past post and then stop with a flashing cursor. If i disconnect the hard drive, it will boot past post, read the cd and run setup. No matter what, if a hard drive is present, it will just stop after ide detection and flash the cursor. I've check the bios and the hard drive is recognized and it's setup to boot from cd first. I've tried another known good hard drive, tried changing cables and ide slots. Even cleared cmos. I've pretty much tried every configuration that i can think of. Nothing seems to work. Has anyone ever encountered this issue? I'm thinking mobo but am confused as the optical drive works on both the primary and secondary ide channels.

Posted On: 18-03-2008, 08:19 PM . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cant Boot From My Xp Hard Drive

I have two hard drives, one with vista and one with xp. For some strange reason, all of a sudden i cant boot from my xp hard drive. All i get is a blank screen after post with a blinking cursor like in command prompt (though i cant input any commands). In bios, i cant select that drive as a bootable one. The drive shows up in vista's device manager, but i cant access the drive (it doesnt turn up in "my computer". Its like the drive exists, and it spins up, but its not there. File recovery programs cant work because they dont pick up the drive. Im not so much worried about recovering the windows install etc than i am getting some of my crucial files off it. Anyone experienced this before or have any suggestions?

Posted On: 06-25-2007, 07:51 AM . View Related Posts . . View 24 Replies .

Mouse And Keyboard Not Working After Installed Foxconn P35a

I just installed my foxconn p35a and right when i get into windows the mouse and keyboard stops working! They work before i get into windows like in the bios and stuff. So whats up with that? Oh and i tried hooking them up to an external usb source and ive tried ps/2 slots.

Posted On: 03-01-2008, 01:08 AM . View Related Posts . . View 24 Replies .

Usb Device Cause Computer To Freeze Or Not To Boot

I have recently been having issues left and right with my computer freezing or not given booting. I got it mainly fixed but i found out something strange. It would appear when i had my card reader connected and my wireless usb adapter connected (with the usb cord connected) the computer would either freeze while loading the os or not even boot at all. When the card reader was connected i had a 2gb sd card in it and for some reason the card wasn't being detected at all and vista wasn't even detecting the card reader till after maybe 5min. After plugging it in. Also, the other strange thing is when i had my usb wireless adapter plugged in with the usb cord the computer wouldn't even boot or it would freeze like above. When i finally just connected the wireless adapter by itself windows loaded fine with no freeze/lock ups (and yes, i don't have the card reader connected right now). Idk but i'd hate to say this but would it be a psu issue? I was playing l4d and killing floor fine last night with my xfx 4850 oc'ed. What is going on here? Side note: has the latest ati drivers been causing anybody any issues lately? Like lock ups or anything? At first though i thought it was the oc'ing from catalyst causing the issue but i guess it wasn't.

Posted On: 08-22-2009, 11:15 PM . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

Failure To Boot From Hard Drive

I have two hard drives. I tried installing windows vista business on the first one to use in a dual-boot configuration with windows xp which was on the second hard drive. Well, the vista installation worked fine, but when i went to boot into xp, i found vista's boot loader hadn't recognized windows xp. Clearly frustrated, i tried several different things until i finally decided to format the first hard drive. It was horrible i lost my entire data from the hard drive. Vista made my data vanish. I hate it. I tried using repair tool and many recovery software, but it did not work.

Posted On: 17-02-2007, 04:06 AM . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Hard Drive Causes Computer Not To Boot

I bought a new pc and was swapping out hard drives when i put in an sata hard drive i use for backup and my new computer wouldnt boot. After a long time of trial and error i figured it was that particular drive and removed it. I sort of put it out of my mind for a few months but now i want to get my data off there. I have my older pc which it was originally in so i figured i could do some testing. The problem seems to be a short in the hard drive. The hard drive is a seagate baracude (sata). I need to use one of those sata power adapters to be able to hook up to my current power supply. Both computers i tested on boot up fine but as soon as i plug in the power cord to the hard drive and hit the power on butt the cpu fan spins like half a turn then stops. After this if i remove the power from the hard drive and hit the power button the computer still won't boot. I must then unplugg the pc from the wall and then the pc will boot. Is there any chance i accidently screwed somethign up during the move or maybe its the power adapter? I used the same adapter before so i'm hoping during the move maybe the adapter got screwed up. Anyone ever hear of this? Any ideas?

Posted On: March 25th, 2008, 01:13 AM . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Hard Drive Fails To Boot

I have a diamondmax plus 9 which i store in an external case and it connects to my computer through usb port. It currently has 2 partitions on it. Ever since i made a third partition on it: ntfs 32k cluster size, it has seemed to have screwed up and fails to boot each time. How do i stop the 3rd partition from booting up or get rid of the 3rd partition without affecting the other 2 because of valuable data?

Posted On: October 22nd, 2004, 08:10 PM . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Can Not Boot Into Windows When External Hard Drive Is On

Ever since i installed my sata hard drive when ever i reboot the computer and have my external hard drive connect and powered on the system hangs and does not complete the boot up. What is the cause of this? Can you disable and options in the bios this way if i have any usb device it will not interfer with the boot up process?

Posted On: 11-30-2005, 09:45 PM . View Related Posts . . View 0 Replies .

Hard Drive Encryption Upon Boot From Usb

I am getting a few new external 500gb hard drives (try 3), and i am going to be needing some kind of encryption program. All 3 drives will be encrypted, but one of them is going to have a few backups on it - acronis trueimage ones. I know trueimage can encrypt, but i want to get the best possible encryption, if only so i can point and laugh as i describe how long it'd take to crack it. I've considered truecrypt, however, it requires encryption software on both ends. I want something that, upon boot from usb, asks me what the password is, and then becomes availiable to the system. Is there anything like that availiable? Truecrypt is probably going to be used on the other two 500g's (unless you guys have better suggestions), but i do think it'd be a good idea to keep the data encrypted on the backup 500g.

Posted On: July 26th, 2006, 11:47 PM . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Hard Drive Chkdsk Problem On Every Boot Up

What i mean by my drive "acting up" is that every time i reboot, it asks me do a chkdsk for this specific drive, there are always "corrupt" files that need to be deleted or realigned or w/e and it happens on every bootup. Recently, i've had some of my game folders disappear but when i click the shortcuts on my desktop, the games still work fine. It seems to me like the drive is dying (raptor 74gb - out of warranty), but it passes the smart test and has 0 errors in a wd diagnostics extended test. Error scan in hd tune 4. 01 shows nothing as well, but when i got to 'health', it says:

(05) reallocated sector count 199(current)/199(worst)/140(threshold)/3(data) - warning
(C4) reallocated event count 199/199/0/1 - warning
(C7) ultra dma crc error count 200/253/0/308 - warning

What does this mean? Is the drive dying or what?


Posted On: 02-25-2010, 09:57 PM . View Related Posts . . View 18 Replies .

Hard Drive Not Recognized After Power Off During Boot

Ok a few months ago i was dual booting linux and windows with two hard drives. Then one day my friend turned off the power to the computer when linux was booting. Well basically linux ate both hard drives. I used my emachine reboot disk and all was well, until i realized that the other hard drive wasn't being recognized. So i put it as master rather than slave and it was like error. So i put in my emachine boot disk for that drive and it was all good and ran windows ok. So i put it back on slave and it would still not recognize. Is there anyway that i can have windows re recognize my second hard drive or be able to completely erase everything on it. Oh yeah 1 more thing. I tried using eraser a hard rive erasing program and it found the lost drive and erased on it but windows wouldn't see the drive after i did it.

Posted On: June 21st 2005 . View Related Posts . . View 14 Replies .

Dual Hard Drive Selection On Boot

I have two hard drives, one wd 80 gig hard drive and one wd 40 gig hard drive. I set the 80 gig one as my main hard drive, the master, and the 40 gig one as the slave. The 80 gig one is for windows xp so i can use it as my main system and the 40 gig one is to set up a ftp server and the operating system is windows server 2003. I want it so that when i boot my computer, it will give me the selection, the choices in other words, to select which hard drive i want to use. Like when you partition a hard drive, it gives you a choice of which partition you want to go in when you boot it, right? Is it possible to do the same with two hard drives? If so, how can i set it up so it will be like that?

Posted On: January 7th 2005 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Boot From Ubuntu External Hard Drive

I like to use ubuntu linux, as it makes a change from windows, and well. I like it, my question is, is it possible to boot from an external hard drive? I currently have an acer 1672lmi laptop, and my hard drive is getting full, so i have decided not to partition and install ubuntu. So is it possible to install ubuntu to an external hard drive, and have a grub boot loader on that drive, so when i plug it in and load it up, i can use default windows (c drive) or ubuntu on the external. If not how can i get a new laptop hard drive (about 80gb) and then copy all my files from this hard drive - ie a duplicate, so i would have 2 partitions - the 60gb (identical to this one - an exact duplicate, including windows. ) And a 20gb partition, for linux.

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I just got this new razer lycosa keyboard and when i first plugged it in, the lights on the keyboard worked fine. I installed the drivers for it and now the lights don't work at all. I deleted the drivers for it and even went as far as to do a system restore and still the keyboard is not working the way it should. I even took it to a freinds house and used it there and it worked just fine. Any ideas of what i might do doing wrong ?

Posted On: 05-03-2009, 11:00 AM . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

Usb 2.0 Issues - Hard Drive Boot Up Problem

When i connected a usb2 hard drive the external hard drive wouldn't boot up - in fact the light would not even light up! I tried again with 2 smaller and completely different usb2 memory sticks and both of those would not work and would also not light up!

These were all in perfect order and had worked on another machine only hours before so i knew the external hdd's were good. However when i took the sticks and the external hdd back to another machine they would not boot up either! All of the usb2 devices have been fried!

I've tried changing the cables etc for the external hdd but it makes no difference! The weird thing is every single usb1. 1 device that i plug into the new machine works perfectly - even the wireless keyboard and mouse that i was using with it! It only seems to damage usb2 devices!

The 500w psu that i was using is a raidmax one and works perfectly because the computer works fine and i can load windows and wireless and everything. Another weird thing was that when i used a crossover cable to connect it to my other machine to transfer files across - it locked up my other machine.computer specifications:

Q6600 g0 edition
Asus p5n-e sli 650i motherboard
Ocz ddr2 800mhz/pc2-6400 cl 4-4-4-15 platinum xtc (2gb)
Raidmax sagitta black/silver gaming case with side window - with 500w psu
Western digital wd5000aaks 500gb sata ii 7200rpm 16mb cache - oem

Complete with a pci gfx card (7300se - spare one i had lying round) and all the other extras. I built it and it ran fine - installed windows xp etc etc.


Posted On: 21-01-2008, 01:29 AM . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Hard Drive Won't Boot - Cables

Got the computer up and runng no problem and then i had to tinker with things. Here's what happened. While moving cables around to add a second hdd i accidentally connected my hdd to the secondary ide controller and cdrw to the primary ide controller and tried to boot.computer wouldn't boot.could this have damaged the hdd?

Then i moved hdd back to the primary ide controller and the cdrw to the secondary ide controller, as it was orignally setup. Tried to boot and the computer didn't boot. Won't even boot from the windows xp cd. I am not sure what to try next, clear the cmos? Boot from a 3. 5 floppy (which i don't have and would have to make)? Is my hard drive fried? (It shouldn't be because during post i see that the hard drive is recognized correctly. ) Also i have set a point for the system restore in windows xp and am hoping that i can somehow use this. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Well i did a little research and found someone that had a problem with a wd hard that sounded like my problem. (Mine is also a wd. ) During post it takes a long time to find the ide devices and when it does it won't boot from the hdd. Also it won't boot from the cd. I am wondering if the hdd is fried. Has anyone else had this problem where a western digital hdd goes bad just out of the blue?


Posted On: January 15th, 2003, 08:49 AM . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Hard Drive Is Not Detected On Boot Up Half The Time

So i bought one of those new 2tb wd hard drives, and when i start my computer the drive is generally not recognized in the bios the first time. The bios hangs at the sata port the drive is in for ~20 seconds then says none. Once i reset my pc once or twice the drive shows up like normal, with no issues. Other than this the drive works perfectly. I'm a bit skeptical of these drives since my first two attempts were doa; is this the sign of a faulty drive or does anyone have ideas as to the cause? I have of course checked the cables.

Posted On: 05-30-2009, 11:08 PM . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Boot Problems - Primary Hard Drive Fail

Basically my old motherboard was shorted out by a bent usb pin. The back panal with ps/2 and usb ports didn't work but i could run the pc with a usb mouse from the front usb slots. I then decided to get a new motherboard asap to get the pc running again - i brought a msi km4m with a 2600 athlon processor for cheap until i save money for a new dual core system. Stupidly i didn't even think to check that my hdd (maxtor 6y160m0) was sata 1. 0 and this motherboard has only ide drives. So i got a sata to ide converter connected it up, and the hdd is recognized. When the power is turned on the screen gets to "detecting ide drives" then lists the drive. (The only one i have connected) after about 2 minutes the message "primary hard drive fail". I have searched and seen other posts about similar problems but it seems that they generally get stopped before the list of drives comes up. With my problem its one step past the "detecting ide drives" when they are listed. I have swapped the sata cable to no avail. I have also tryed to insert the windows xp cd to attempt a repair but the cd doesn't even attempt to run, the same situation as before happens. Any ideas - the hdd isn't dead as its running fine on this pc where i am backing up my files at the moment.

Posted On: November 15th 2007 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

Laptop Hard Drive Formatting Through Cd-rom On Boot

So i just sold a my laptop but i wanna wipe it clean before i ship it out. Problem is. Nothing i do will wipe it for me! When i try to start boot into windows, i'll see my wallpaper but nothing else and when i control+alt+delete to try and start explorer, it doesn't work and it tells me something about how it can't start because it there's no link to another application or something. To make matters worse, i can't boot into dos and run programs from there because the laptop is newer and doesn't have a floppy drive so programs like killdisk won't work. I tried sticking in my windows xp disk but it locks up while preparing for the setup and i also tried booting into knoppix and trying to delete the files from there, but it won't let me do that either. Somebody please help! I'd be extremely grateful if someone could show me a program that boots from a cd-rom that formats your hard drive or some other utility that will help me solve my problem.

Posted On: July 31st 2005 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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The mouse always works until you try to type something, and then the keyboard and mouse quit working. The computer itself is not frozen. Sometimes the computer has to be restarted 5+ times to get it to work right. Do you think it is an issue with the keyboard, or the ps/2 ports? I could not find a virus. It has a cheap lite-on keyboard and roswill mouse.

Posted On: 06-04-2009, 10:00 PM . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .