My new-build computer hangs if the WD10EARS 1.0TB is attached. ie: cannot even get into the BIOS …the system just sits there telling me to hit DEL to enter BIOS, but is 100% unresponsive.
So the new computer is now running on two smaller, older SATA drives which both work fine (160GB & 600GB), but I cannot use the 1TB drive :cry:
Does the WD10EARS work? Yes, fine, in other machines. It was running my old computer the day prior to re-building. And it ran happily in my mother’s ancient machine this morning. But it totally hangs my new machine. …the other disks don’t.
When rebuilding, I had the case on my desk and the only components attached were:-
- CPU & fan
- WD10EARS HDD
- …plus keyboard, mouse & monitor.
I tested with the WD10EARS attached to every SATA socket and intially thought the new motherboard was DOA (because I knew the HDD worked okay!)
New machine specs
- ASUS P8Z77-V LX motherboard
- HDD managed as IDE (WD10EARS didn’t work with AHCI, IDE was the last attempt to gain access!)
- 8 GB Crucial RAM
- Intel i5-3470 3.2GHz CPU
So…how do I get this HDD to stop hanging the BIOS and actually be useable on my machine?