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Old GIGABYTE GA-K8U motherboard and a SATA 6gb/s HDD

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March 9, 2013 12:35:43 AM

I have an older computer I want to use as a temporary replacement for a newer computer whose motherboard was done in.

-AMD Athlon 64 processor
-GIGABYTE GA-K8U w/ 2 SATA ports
-1tb Seagate Baracuda 7200 6.0gb/s w/ Windows 7 64 bit installed

In the CMOS/BIOS the drive is there but I keep receiving disk read errors before it starts up. It started boot up once the first time then the computer restarted before it could load windows. In the CMOS settings it is only registering only 64 mb capacity. I heard something about a jumper block but only between SATA II and SATA I.
March 9, 2013 3:01:10 PM

I ended up using ultimate boot cd and ran seatools for DOS and reset the maximum capacity. Now my hdd is read and brings me to the windows startup repair. Picking start normally causes the computer to restart as the four dots show up. Choosing the repair option it got stuck and froze on the error screen saying there was an I/o problem. I didn't write anything down because I thought I could reproduce it. I then booted from my windows disk and now I only get a blue screen machine check exception.

STOP: 0x0000009c (0x0000000000000004, 0xFFFFF8000c36dba0, 0x00000000b2000000, 0x0000000000070f0f
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March 10, 2013 4:12:00 AM

Run the long test in SeaTools. This should scan the entire surface. Then try a more comprehensive SMART diagnostic and look for reallocated, pending, or uncorrectable sectors.

HD Sentinel (DOS / Windows / Linux):
http://www.hdsentinel.com/

HDDScan for Windows:
http://hddscan.com/
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