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05-28-2012 09:14 PM - edited 05-28-2012 09:16 PM
hi I have an hp pavilion p6110f and I recently changed the sata hdd it came with because I needed it for another build, and swapped it with a spare ide/pata interface hdd and obviously had to get a pata to sata converter since the mobo only supports sata, and this pata hdd already has windows xp installed but either way im going to install windows 7 on it which is being prevented because when i start the pc it instantly shows the hp motherboard image when booting and stays on that image and DOES NOT move on after that, and it wont let me enter bios menu at all, nothing responds when I hit f10,f8,ESC etc on the keyboard it just stays at the booting image every time I restart, i can hear the hdd spinning so it must be working, can anyone please help me??
05-29-2012 09:15 PM
Not very knowledgable on the subject ,but it appears the machine is not compatible with the converter card you are using. Have seen a few other posts with similiar problem. There are a couple of members here who are more familiar with using the converter cards but the first question would probably be 'which card are you using'?
Btw, most members here do have jobs and volunteer in our free time so answers may not be instantaneous..
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05-30-2012 09:03 AM
Review the hard drive documentation along with the IDE to SATA converter documentation.
Since your PC is freezing on the HP splash screen and you can't enter the bios, then remove the converter and hard drive and see if you then can enter the bios. If you can enter the bios then the issue appears to be with the IDE SATA converter or the hard drive.
There is no guarantee that the HP motherboard will work with your modification.
I recommend that you obtain the appropriate SATA hard drive for your PC. A SATA II hard drive (non-AF model)less than 2 GB should work.