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My OLD IDE Hard Drive wont work on new build???

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January 31, 2010 8:55:34 PM

I've just built my first system and was very budget minded waiting for all the best deals at fry's and had planned on using my 60gb IDE Hard Drive from my previous Dell Computer... the HD is a Hitachi...anyway after some issues with my power supply i finally got everything stable and running only to find that when i try to to install Win Xp with my Xp boot disc (ive used same disc on several computer with no problems and no its not the Dell Restore Disc) I'm able to delete my old partition with windows and reformat with NTFS (the only option the boot disc gives me) but after setting up the initial setup folders when my computer goes to restart and finish installing XP it boots back up with a Disc Read Error and tells me to press control alt dlt to restart... i've tried reformating and installing several times and always this result... i've also tried chkdsk /r and after quite awhile it will finish saying it successfully corrected multiple errors... but yet the problem does no go away... i've tried switching around the way the IDE cable is connected making the IDE drive either the master or slave with same result... does anyone here have any ideas... my computer is a Athlon II x4 620 with SATA dvd burner 2 gig DDR3 ram... GeForce 210... Biostar A77AE3 motherboard... ANy help??? btw ive also tried Fixboot and it will say its resolved problem but same result...
January 31, 2010 9:26:44 PM

the hard dive is a Hitachi 60GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive
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January 31, 2010 9:41:29 PM

what else would it be other than the hard drive???
January 31, 2010 9:59:09 PM

you are having classic signs of hard drive failure, before my last set of hard drives failed I received similar issues. Assuming you have access to a second system with a CD burner I would recommend going to Hitachi's web site and downloading their drive diagnostic tool. This will perform a low level check of the hard drive and should report any issues.
February 1, 2010 3:26:15 AM

^+1

Sorry but that Hard Drive has just about had it.
February 1, 2010 3:51:08 AM

Problem Resolved on my own... replaced IDE cable and all is 100% working... thanks anyway slackers...
February 1, 2010 5:05:42 AM

Glad to hear that you got it working, but making fun of those who are helping isn't going to make any friends.
February 1, 2010 6:14:12 AM

Glad you got fixed, but yeah,\in future first thing I'd look at is the connectors between anything, are they loose/dirty/ one wire broken? people tend to worry about specs on gear, but not so much on the vital links between them.
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