How To Fix instalation of third hard drive

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instalation of third hard drive is the name of the error that contains information about the error, including the reason why it occurred, which system component or application was malfunctioning that caused the error, and other information. The numerical code in the name of the error contains data that can be decoded by the manufacturer of the faulty component or application. An error using this code can occur in many different places in the system. Although the name contains some details, it is still difficult for the user to find and eliminate the cause of the error without specialized technical knowledge or the appropriate software.

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it was her main hard drive and i am a beginer so when i installed it i think i got it right but is there anything i should do, where should i put the jumper. help! Then finnaly your 3rd new HD, which should be set as slave on your 2nd Ide cable, it shares the with the cdrom drive.

Take out all jumpers on the new HD to be run as slave on 2nd IDE cable.  

What causes instalation of third hard drive

If you received this error on your PC, it means that there is a malfunction in your system. Common causes are incorrect or unsuccessful installation or removal of software that could leave invalid entries in the Windows registry, the effects of a virus or malware attack, an incorrect system shutdown due to a power failure, or another factor in which a person with little technical knowledge accidentally deletes the required A system file or registry entry, as well as several other reasons. The immediate cause of "instalation of third hard drive" is a failure when one of its normal operations is properly started by a system or application component.


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Hard Drive Instalation

I have Compaq Evo D3m/P1.5 Desktop PC. Hard drive is almost dead( have a lot of bad sectors which cant not be repair). Can somebody tell me what kind of hard drive to buy. Also do I need to setup master / slave switchers or ant jumpers ?

Can somebody give me basic steps how to install new drive ? I want to install new hard drive , so I have couple questions about that. And I am guessing yours is a IDE type cable, you wanna make sure, if it the only drive your going to install, that you're setting the pins to Master and if it doesn't work you could set the pins to cable select or someting like it....I hope that kinda helps you

I don?t need large capacitaty, around 20Gb will be enough, but I?m not sure which kind of interface to buy IDE, ATA or SCSI. I have never done this before.

having trouble with boot up after hard drive instalation

i installed a new hard drive and every thing
seemed to be just fine till i9 had to boot up , it wont take me to windows unless i disconect the bow or go into last known good boot up and i have to do either or every time i boot up. like what OS, what your HDD setup is, do you see it in the BIOS? what about in disk management? Thanka a bunch

a little more info about your PC would be helpful ...

are you sure you set your jumpers correctly?

Hard drive wont accept xp instalation.

Check your hard drive to make sure its properly configured and terminated

Run check disk/f to check for hard drive corruption then restart your computer.

Can any one please help, i am trying to install Windows xp pro on to a new Maxtor Diamond Max 21 SATA hard drive in to a Dell Dimension E520 machine, when i try to install windows it starts to install files, and then i get a BSOD with the following message and error code. (cxf898f524, 0xc0000034, 0x00000000 )
A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. There is only one hard drive on the computer, and have tried 3 different hard drives with the same result. If this screen appears again Follow these steps.

Check for Virus's on your computer, remove any newly installed hard drives or Hard drive controllers. Click to expand... If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer.

Partition a hard drive that already has a windows instalation on it

I plan to dual boot Windows Vista (I can't afford 7) and Mac OS X. Can I shrink the partition windows occupies and create a new partition for Mac OS, or will I just have to back everything up and reformat my HDD? My laptop already has Vista installed.

It is against their Terms of Use and that makes it illegal which makes it against our site rules to support. Topic Closed.
Sorry but Apple OS X can't be installed on anything but Apple hardware.

windows 7 instalation problems, hard drive is corrupted

i tried to install it on other partitions but there is the same problem as on the partition 3

what should i do ? When a message such as "the disk may fail soon" is received, it means the entire disk (hard drive) is in danger of failing. So it wouldn't matter what partition you use. You could go to the disk manufacturer's website and you should be able to find a diagnostic tool that can check the disk's condition.

If you don't know the manufacturer you could visit the Seagate website and use their SeaTools for Windows diagnostic utility. SeaTools for Windows | Seagate

If your hard drive (Disk 0) fails the test, I'd suggest buying a new disk.

windows cannot be installed to disk 0 partition3. (show details)

install windows:

windows cannot be installed to this disk.

the disk may fail soon. if other hard disks are available, instal windows to another locatio.

How to delete extra windows instalation from my hard drive

I have an extra operating system on my C drive that I want to get rid of. Can this be done without reformatting the drive

Windwos 7 instalation problems (can't get to final instalation stage).

After my confirmation installer removed partitions. On which of those 2 do you want to install Windows? 16 GB is very tiny. From here I switched to USB bootable installation of Win7 Ultimate. Assigning proper letters to partitions ("c: to windows partition etc) with DISKPART after the installation brought me to "BOOTMGR is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Del ".

This time I left USB stick with system installation files in laptop. After getting to installation screen of recovery I removed partitions with system .At that point i was informed that to complete this disks have to be "disengaged" or something like that - I know it's not specific description but I was kinda in a hurry . I tried pre-creating partitions on both SSD and HDD disks with same results. Yet again results were the same as before.

Instead information of "lack of operating system" was displayed. After rebooting system didn't load as it should. At that point I repeated whole process again (removing partitions, creating new ones, installing the system etc.). It's a Samsung ultrabook with 500gb hdd and 16gb ssd.

It went straight to preparing new installation of operating system as if nothing was installed the last time (about 4 repetitions of whole process brought same results). Since this description might be "little" confusing I'm happy to answer any questions. After that I proceeded to DISKPART using this tutorial - SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Rei...

lost my hard disk during re instalation of windows xp

First, look in the BIOS to see if the hard drive is seen there.  Usually hitting the "delete" key gets you in but it depends on the motherboard manufacturer.   At boot up look for anything that says Enter BIOS or Setup.  If the hard drive is not seen there then the CD will not see it as well.  If it is seen then check the boot sequence and make sure the CD is set for the first boot device.Alan <>< 

Wrong Drive Instalation

The program has installed on my C: drive just like it said but it is saving all the pictures to my external Hard Drive. That's No good it is not always connected to that PC and i don't want it saving thing there by default anyway, i can change it to save in my pictures folder on C: but it makes me do it every time for every i uninstalled the program,used a disk cleaner and registry cleaner unplugged the external Hard Drive.Tried to install the Program again and now it is telling me that H: is an invalid drive.(H: is what the external hard drive was labeled when it was connected) Since then i have tried a couple of times,i have tried it with the drive unplugged as i said,i have tried it disabled even connected it uninstalled the external hard drive unplugged it rebooted and still this program will not install again unless i put the external drive back on.It must have saved some information somewhere but i cant track it down and delete it. Does anyone know how i can override this because when it says H: is invalid drive the only option is to exit.

I'm guessing it must be in the registry somewhere.

I installed a program a few days ago (Micro Measure) Just used it to take a few pictures but then could not find the pictures it took. System Restore - How to

Go back prior to the install with system restore.

Pen drive instalation drivers failed

Are you using a USB3 port? Please insert diskete with a driver etc." Also it unable to see my usb drive while in instalation mode. As the Windows 7 installer has not support for USB3.

I have followed steps to make a bootable usb and when i go into windows instalation it says that "A requred CD/DVD drive device driver missing.

what driver i should copy there aswell?

Error check drive has damaged my Windows Instalation

The SFC found errors and corrected them but still no Start Menu. Opening programs like Internet Explorer work fine. I have tried System Restoring to before I did the drive repair and sfc /scannow and Dism/Online/Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth but I still have the problems.

Anyone got any ideas on this one? I assume if I restore again and don't manually run the disc check it will automatically run at some stage when maintenance is carried out. Does anyone have any idea's what I could try? Yesterday due to a on going occasional BSD I had fully uninstalled my Nvidia Geforce Video drivers using a utility that was recommended to me on this forum, I then reinstalled the drivers and it had been fine up until I did the Scan for errors so I don't think it's nothing to do with that.

I rebooted the PC and the check disk did it's repairs and it booted back in to Windows. I do have a Trueimage backup from Last Friday which I will have to use if I cannot sort this out. I noticed straight away that the start menu had stopped working and when I opened Windows Explorer or did anything within it (like right click properties) or any settings windows like control panel it would take for ever. I've stupidity run the disc check on c: drive again and repaired the errors and the computer is back to the original problem of no Start menu and file explorer painfully slow!!

While instalation Windows Vista 64bit ,required CD/DVD drive device driver missing,

I had similar problem like many of you, wish you good luck to make your system working (if you need to)


Thank you for sharing the solution and I'm glad that you have fixed the problem


But while installation ,required CD/DVD drive device driver missing, message was shown. In BIOS setting (while start up press F2) at Advanced Tab there is a SATA Operation:AHCI (not RAID but I don't know, even RAID maight work) and SATA AHCI Mode: I changed from Legacy AHCI to Native AHCI.

Because I couldn't get properly running some games like FFOW on my Windows 7 (not compatible) I decided to buy 64bit Vista Ultimate. I tried couple of things whitch didn't work for me but luckily I found a solution. Here it is:

Thats what worked for me. I looked at some forums and found was problem also somewhere else for some other people...

Before while instalation Wista Ultimate 64 bit on my Alienware x17 aftere while was message shown:

During install "required CD/DVD drive device driver missing"

After changing SATA AHCI mode in BIOS to Native AHCI while setup was soon shown field requiere serial number...GREAT!!! As described at Item Specific Help Tab: Native AHCI will load option ROM, but legacy will not.

what files from my windows 8.1 can i move from the mounted hard drive to an external hard drive or removable usb drive without compromising my system

Installing a SATA 2 Hard Drive with the first hard drive being a primary IDE Hard Drive

I see no where in the BIOS to enable SATA. Any help regarding my problem is greatly appreciated.

I have a M50 - 8187 Think Centre and I see on the motherboard and in the manual that there is a SATA 1 and a SATA 2 connection. I tried to hook up a SATA 2 hard drive but when I connect everything up using a SATA data cable, there is nothing recognizable in the BIOS. I took a 30 gig IDE hard drive and hooked it up as a slave and the BIOS recognized it right away. My question is, can a SATA hard drive be used on the M50 Think Centre series and if so, what do I have to do to get the SATA 2 controller recognized in the BIOS.

You never will have to 'Enable' SATA for it to work, are you sure your plugging in the sata power cable ? The question may also be can your machine handle this drive, not can the machine handle sata. I would reccomend running a bios update, and then trying again. 

Go to Solution. I updated the BIOS to the latest version, but this did not help.

Inspiron 1545- replacing hard drive, new SATA drive not found "Internal Hard Disk Drive Not Found

Is there a specific driver, etc that I need to use for the drive to be recognized or other thoughts people have? This is strange - either the new hard drive has a rare compatibility issue with your onboard controller (I use a 500Gbyte in my 1545 without probs)) or it is a mechanical problem.I would take a close look at the physical dimensions and compare your original hdd with the new one.Watch the video (even though it's about a 1525 (similar to an 1545) and an SSD hdd) -  go to 2:20

I dont believe it to be an issue with the new drive, as I plugged the new drive into another model Dell laptop and it recognizes the drive fine in BIOS, also I can still boot to the previous hard drive in this laptop without issue when i plug it back in. When i insert the drive, I get "Internal Hard Disk Drive Not Found." I have verified the drive is not showing in the BIOS, I've already attempted to reseat the drive several times.

In addition, I've attempted to load the chipset drivers, SATA drivers, etc from Dells website, the drive still does not show in the OS install when booting to DVD or in bios.

Windows 7 won't boot past possible broken Hard drive attempting to recover/clone/copy hard drive

The light turns on, it boots up, and then I get a black screen with text referring to either "Start Up Repair (recommended)"
"Start windows normally"
If I choose start windows normally, it brings me to the black booting screen with the windows flag, then it proceeds to go back and restart the system, going back to the black screen. Your computer might restart several times during this process. This worked briefly and it would take forever. I can't get the specs on it because I can't get it working to find that information out

It sounds to me as if your Operating System has been damaged beyond repair, and that you only option would be to re-install your system using the 'Return to Factory Settings' facility provided.

A friend of mine thinks I may have to reinstall the operating system, or get a new hard drive entirely. I have also attempted to make my defunct hard drive a slave, to no avail, which mostly just fails to boot the master hard drive. No changes will be made to your personal files or information.

Hey guys, kinda new here, hopefully I'm posting this in the right forum section. This also occurs if I press F8 and go into safe mode. If I manually reset the computer try it again, I get to a blue windows default background screen and the message
"Startup Repair
Your computer was unable to start
Startup repair is checking your system for problems... After listing all the components before going into safe mode, it simply rest...

want to upgrade my hard drive Seagate Barracuda 250GB HP Model VB0250EAVER (ST3250318AS) SATA Hard Drive

ok i have a Seagate Barracuda 250GB HP Model VB0250EAVER (ST3250318AS) SATA Hard Drive and i need to the max of hard drive i can run or allow on my DEll Optiplex 740  small factor tower plus  also need help about if i can upgrade my  ADM Athlon Dual core Processor 4850e  and higher? Any 3.5" drive at 2T or under should work fine.  Upgrading the CPU would mean buying used - these CPUs went out of production not long after your system was current - and that was a decade ago.

How do I bypass the hard drive authentication password on my hard drive after I performed a low level format to avoid a virus/

i wont to swap my 80gb sata hard drive for a samsung 320gb ide hard drive. i a

What motherboard do you have, make and model? If you do have a spare IDE connection, then my advice to you is to keep the SATA drive as the primary C: drive ( as they are faster in data transfer than IDE ) and use the ID drive as storage, so once the IDE drive is installed copy all your normal data/music/video/image etx files to the larger drive and just use the SATA for the OS and applications.

If you dont know this info then Everest Free will help just tell us what is listed under Computer > Summary > Motherboard

or tell us if this PC is a OEM build as in HP, Sony, Dell etc again model and version number is needed.

These days most or majority of motherboards that employ SATA only have 1 at most IDE connections, so if your using 2 CD/DVD drives the connector capacity will be full. are the cables the same and how do i swap the data from one drive to the other. So ground info is needed though....

T400 random reboot + hard drive initialization error after changing hard drive

Active Protection works fine. edit: I think installing the firmware would solve the problem, but I can't install it. Then it boots normally. I looked in event logger and found no error concerning the hard drive. I tried Lenovo's hard drive firmware update CD (newest version, ) but it said there's no need to update the firmware and would not do anything. Installed Windows 7 64-bit on it and all the necessary drivers from Lenovo. BIOS is the newest version 3.09.

Otherwise no errors or anything but now and then (many times a day) the computer just randomly reboots and gives 2100: hard drive initialization error when trying to boot and keeps repeating the error until I shut down the computer and start up again. Everything worked fine until I decided to install a bigger hard drive. Mark it as an Accepted Solution!   Lenovo Deutsche Community     Lenovo Comunidad en Espaņol Visit my YouTube Channel

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My firmware is 0001SDM1 and the one on Lenovo's CD is 0008LVM1. The old one was Seagate 250GB 5400.4, so I thought it would be safest bet to go with another Seagate and bought 500GB 5400.6.

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