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    Disk read error

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    by hst125 ·

    Hi
    I have a machine with a P4c800-e deluxe motherboard & hitachi sata 120gig H/D. I used Casper 4 to copy this drive to a hitachi sata 350 gig. After doing this I check them & thay both were the same file wise. I then tried the machine with just the larger drive.On boot up: Disk read error. Decided to load win xp fresh install & got the same error massage, Have tried all sorts to no avail.

    Thank you
    John

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    • #2912143

      Clarifications

      by hst125 ·

      In reply to Disk read error

      Clarifications

    • #2912103

      Well it would help no end if you told us what you have tried

      by oh smeg ·

      In reply to Disk read error

      At the very least is prevents us posting the same suggestions again. We also need to know what OS is in use here as that makes a difference.

      The most obvious answer however is that you have switched from a IDE to SATA Drive and when you cloned the drive you failed to take into account that you needed to Install a SATA Driver.

      Also when you installed the OS whatever it that may have been did you load a SATA Driver for your OS?

      If you are using a form of Windows this doesn’t natively support SATA Drives and you need to press the F6 Kay when the first Blue Screen appears and then insert a floppy with the SATA Driver copied for your M’Board and OS to the Root of the Floppy.

      Of course if you are trying to install some form of Linux, BSD I have absolutely no idea of what is going wrong here as they should support SATA Drives Natively unless it is a very old version or either Linux or BSD.

      Col

    • #2912650

      Disk read error

      by hst125 ·

      In reply to Disk read error

      Hi
      Sorry I missed out xp (Casper xp 4)I also tried a Windows xp pro repair & recovery console trying Chkdsk /p/r,Bootcfg,fixmbr,fixboot. When I loaded win xp afresh I did press f6 & load the sat drivers. Thank you for replying.

      John

      • #2912586

        hard drive

        by sue t ·

        In reply to Disk read error

        did you download and run the diagnostic tools from the hard drive manufacturer so you can test to see if the hard drive is bad or failing?

        • #2905023

          Disk read error

          by hst125 ·

          In reply to hard drive

          Hi

          Yes i did & it came up with 0x00 which is ok

          Thank you

          John

        • #2913989

          The disk might be OK but 0x00 is the boot sector.

          by Anonymous ·

          In reply to Disk read error

          Your computer can not read this. So you will have to get some software (such as this):
          http://www.spotmau.com/
          to mount the drive in question so that your computer can see it.

          Please post back if you have anymore problems or questions.

        • #2925320

          Disk read error

          by hst125 ·

          In reply to The disk might be OK but 0x00 is the boot sector.

          HI

          Another machine became available (older) I ran Casper xp 4 & it worked perfectly so I take it that my motherboard (ASUS p4c800-e) is where the problem lies but I can not fathom out what.

          Thank you for replying.
          John

        • #2925229

          Most probably the chip set on your motherboard.

          by Anonymous ·

          In reply to Disk read error

          Since it is an older motherboard there will not be any bios updates for it. But at least you have a working computer.

          Please post back if you have anymore problems or questions.

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