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Could a new Sata 3 HD be causing my computer to shutdown rather than sleep?

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#1 pandigirl


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Posted 05 May 2013 - 08:52 PM

I recently bought a new Seagate 1TB sata 3 hard drive to use as a secondary drive in my pc.  Prior to that i had a Western digital sata drive which i had no issues with.  Since installing the new hard drive my computer shuts itself down instead of just going to sleep.  I am using windows 7. (but have not installed windows on the secondary drive, just using it to store stuff). The other day after turning itself off it wouldn't turn back on. I tried a new power cord and it turned back on but was still shutting down instead of going to sleep. Then a couple of days later when I turned the computer on again it went to windows repair mode. Didn't repair it but said if i've installed something recently like a printer to uninstall it and restart. The only thing i've installed is the hard drive so I unplugged it and my pc started up as normal. And it goes to sleep now and doesn't turn off. So I can only think it has something to do with my new hard drive.


Does anyone have an ideas of what is causing it or what I can do to fix it? I'm thinking perhaps my motherboard isn't liking it because my motherboard is about 4 years old now and maybe cannot handle the sata 3 hard drive? But I really have no idea. Any help is appreciated.



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#2 MrBruce1959


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:28 PM

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Without knowing the make and model number of the system in question makes it a tad bit difficult to provide an answer with certainly.


The drive could be bad or the BIOS has to be entered and hardware settings need to be set there for the drive to work correctly. Most of my answers will be guesses based on the fact that I can not use any decent trouble-shooting techniques unless I know what I am helping you trouble-shoot.


Once you provide the make and model number of either the computer or the motherboard I'll be able to assist you better.



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