HP Pavilion s5570t desktop computer: single SATA hard drive configured as RAID in BIOS
Our small computer lab has two offices of Pavilion Slimline s5570t that we have recently upgraded to Windows 10. I noticed that in the configuration of the BIOS for the SATA hard drive, it is defined as RAID. I don't know why. The thing that brought this to my attention, is that the software Intel Rapid storage technology constantly shows about 25% CPU use and there high usage of the disk when computers start first which makes them unusable until the software installs.
My question is can I change the setting of the BIOS SATA AHCI with no problems and that will solve the problem? The Intel rapid storage technology software version is v126.96.36.1992. It is obviously old and I could update, but I wonder if the real issue is the BIOS setting.
Thank you for the additional information.
I'm not sure it tells you, but I changed these settings without having to reinstall the operating system. I suppose it could be correct.
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For some reason the drive does not appear in my computer. I double checked connections and seem not to be tight. I installed WD Data Lifeguard (supplied with the HD) and he can't seem to mfind player either.
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In fact, I solved the situation by updating the BIOS on the HP support site. I've updated everything I could - firmware and everything - wheile I was there, and then the disc was recognized. Problem solved! Thanks for the suggestions.
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You are welcome!
Yes, you can upgrade the memory. There are two locations of memory on the motherboard. This is the page for Specifications of the motherboard of the computer.
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I installed a SATA hard drive as a second hard drive in my office in a420n Paviion and it is not recognized by the computer. I don't belong in the BIOS to enable the SATA drives, only IDE drives. (The main hard drive is IDE). I just upgraded to firmware BIOS Revision 3.08 (11/2004, which is the last on the HP website) and there is still no place to enable SATA only drives in the BIOS screen.
Of course, the drive may not be detected in Windows XP either.
I saw an ad on the web about SATA drives that need drivers to work with the a420n, but I don't know if it's true. A man speaks by pressing the F6 key while rebooting, so you can load the driver at the time, but by pressing F6 does nothing to interrupt the normal boot on my machine process.
Can anyone help?
p.s. I've tried 2 different, an older SATA drives and a brand new - same result
If the BIOS does not info on the drive connected, then nothing else does. It could be that this controller simply does not work. On a Board that old, is probably not an effort worth trying a material difficulty.
Using an external enclosure for the drive, it is probably the best bet.
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Are you sure of that model #? I found it listed hereandhere as a PATA/IDE hard drive. Not a good choice!
That being said, here are my suggestions.
You need an internal Sata DVD + RW (there be DL mode) and the necessary cabling. Power supply not having a spare power cord Sata, but it wil have the molex 4 pin. You also need a Sata data cable.
just a data cable, you have found a power cord Sata 15 pin $2.99
just a power and data in the drop-down list $3.99
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Here are the specifications of your HP Pavilion a705w desktop. This is based on the assumption that you converted the 5 and 0 and the fact that you mentioned a 40 GB hard drive.
You already have the most current version of the BIOS of your computer and running the most recent service pack of Windows XP. Your computer and the operating system should support a drive of 500 GB without problem. The only problem is that your computer isn't any SATA ports, only 66/100 IDE (PATA). Look at local retailers and online for the IDE drives.
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Will it also upgrade the installed memory? If so, what to do?
Everything I need to know?
See you soon,.
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I have a HP Pavilion XM557AV desktop computer. I need to move from a Windows 7 Home Premium to Ultimate, in order to encrypt my dirves using a system of encryption bit locker, built in the end of windows. Are there problems that I need to know? My HP bios to the original address software has been created to SATA, and it me prevented to use Sophos or control point software of encryption. I have changed since my bios setting. Will be little work locker?
Kpoona, welcome to the forum.
I believe that you will receive more specific information if you contact Microsoft Customer Service. I think it should work, but can't be absolutely certain.
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It is welded.
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I have the HP Pavilion A670Y desktop computer and was thinking of upgrading the graphics card GeForce 9100 integrated to a Radeon HD5850 and adding a new power which would allow this change. Power side is there a reason that my office would not be able to support the Radeon HD5850?
It's your motherboard. Make sure that the slot next to the PCI-E x 16 card is open as 5850 is a wide double card. Your PC has only a 300 watt PSU so 5850 is only in need of a much larger power supply. Look at the 12 + rating required by the 5850 and then choose the new modular power supply. Buy not only on power alone.
Your PC has a practice of small Tower and the 5850 will consume more power (wattage) compared to your existing integrated video processor which means more heat. Be prepared to deal with this issue. The 5850 is perhaps too card for your PC.
Don't forget that your PC system BIOS is up to date.
Open your Pc and clean all the dust. Then a measure of your current diet and buy one that is modular with almost the same dimensions. Then measure around the PCI-E x 16 slot to make sure that the card fits.
Review the specifications of performance ATI and NVIDIA . Look at the specifications of strip memory bandwidth and level of DirectX support.
How to replace a power supply.
What's a 2 TB SATA hard drive internal-compatible with the HP Paviliion Elite m9510f?
I have a desktop PC HP Pavilion Elite m9510f running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and want to install an internal 2 TB SATA hard drive.
I would like to know if this computer (see details of configuration below) supports this 2 TB HDD:
(1) can I use it as a secondary (non-bootable) drive?
(2) what like a bootable disc, it'll work?
(3) do I need to create multiple partitions or a single 2 TB can be created/formatted?
Specifically, I intend using a Seagate Barracuda LP 2 TB 5 900 RPM SATA 3 Gb/s 3.5 "internal hard drive model ST320005N4A1AS-RK
HP Pavilion Elite m9510f desktop PC
Product #: NC692AAR-ABA
Intel G31/G33/G35/P31/P35 chipset
Southbridge Intel 82801IR (ICH9R)
Manufacturer: PEGATRON CORPORATION
The manufacturer mother board: Asus IPIBL-LB
HP/Compaq name: Benicia-GL8E
The vendor American Megatrends Inc.
Release Date 06/05/2009
Version 5.39 BIOS string
ROM size 1.00 MB
Windows 7 Edition Home Premium (64-bit)
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q8200-2.33 GHz
Install HDD (Seagate 750 GB)
Model number: ST3750630AS
Firmware revision: HP26
Size: 698,6 GB
Rotation speed: 7200 RPM
Cache size: 16 MB
Physical sector size: 512 B
Logical sector size: 512 B
Count of logical sector: 1465149168
The word "support" has a connotation that is specific to HP - it usually means were that he tested with, sold with, etc. I do not think that these discs were available when this system was built/designed, and thus the moniker "supported" official cannot be assured.
Everything that is said - I see not where there is a problem with this player. I have a m9600t HP of a similar vintage - I swapped my Seagate 750 GB drive for a 7200 RPM Hitachi 2 TB drive and added an another 2 TB "Green" WD drive as a secondary drive. No problems.
I have used Ghost of Norton to clone the old boot HDD on the Hitachi. Made sure the D: drive Alias: "recovery partition" was kept the same size and then said Norton to use all the space of the new to develop on the c: drive. Works very well. The WD drive - I partitioned as a large drive E:. Made sure to partition to NTFS.
Your mileage may vary - but I think it should work correctly...
-dm (an employee of HP of long date, but the comments/suggestions are my own, not my employer)
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