500GB Freeze

  Scubaman 16:48 10 Jul 08

Hi I have installed a 500 GB HDD to save home movies to for editing. Everything started out ok, but now the post screen freezes when it comes to the 500 GB drive. I restarted 3 or 4 times and it was ok, but then not at all even in safe mode or BIOS. I have XP Home SP3, 2GB memory 3Mhz chip. I have disconnected the HDD and all is ok. Any ideas please?

  Ditch999 16:56 10 Jul 08

Is the drive formatted in NTFS?
Is this an internal drive? SATA or IDE?

  eedcam 18:34 10 Jul 08

might try defragging it as the bigger the drive the more often it seems to need it least mines does

  Scubaman 17:37 11 Jul 08

It is formatted in NTFS and has nothing on it as it is a brand new ATA. Do you need to defrag a new drive as well as formatting it?

  crosstrainer 17:44 11 Jul 08

Check the jumper settings, if it's not sata it needs to be set to slave.

  jimv7 18:53 11 Jul 08

Check that the PSU is large enough to power the extra hard drive.

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