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XPPro wont boot with 1Tb sata

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December 7, 2012 10:52:01 AM

Hello All.

XPPro on a IDE drive + 1tb connected at power up = no boot (it hangs on the black windows logo screen... actually if you leave it long enough (=10 minutes or so) it does boot but the 1tb disc is not present (eg in Administrative Tools -> Disk Administrator).

Same OS + 500Mb sata boots fine

Same OS + same 1tb disk connected after boot works fine

XP Home on same machine with 1Tb disk boots fine (admittedly I had to do some partition recovery since it booted on this OS and I no longer have the OS).

Any suggestions? Google reveals some stuff about LBA and the like.

Thanks for looking

a c 311 G Storage
December 9, 2012 3:34:40 AM

Try installing the drive's OPT1 jumper. This limits the SATA interface speed to 1.5Gbps. Some combinations of HDD models and SATA controllers have difficulty autonegotiating a SATA connection.

Jumper Settings for WD SATA and EIDE Hard Drives:
http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/other/2579-001037...

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