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Laptop won't POST when HDD is plugged in
« on: April 02, 2019, 09:22:07 PM »
Got a Compaq CQ40. Problem is it won't go into POST when a hard disk is connected. When I disconnect the HDD, it'll go into POST no problem. I've already tested the HDD and it works fine in a USB enclosure. I've also tried a known working HDD. Same problem. Basta nakakabit ang HDD, magf-freeze lang sa welcome screen ng "COMPAQ".

Any ideas on what else I can do to get this to work? I'm afraid the SATA controller may be the problem.

Worst case, I'm thinking of running it with Windows on a USB drive or taking out the DVD drive and replacing it with an HDD caddy as the DVD appears to be working fine.