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  1. #11


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    @BrummyFan
    I will try replacing the SATA cable, if that doesn't work, then I will put a new HDD.

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by Hexagon12 View Post
    @BrummyFan
    I will try replacing the SATA cable, if that doesn't work, then I will put a new HDD.
    What about trying to see how far you can get in the BIOS without any drives attached. If you can't get in to BIOS like that, new drive or cable is not going to help.
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  3. #13


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    Look at the brummyfan's post. The AsRock FAQ says, that this error code, 0078, means something with the hard drive or the cable. In my computer is a laptop hard drive. Is this a problem?
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by Hexagon12 View Post
    Look at the brummyfan's post. The AsRock FAQ says, that this error code, 0078, means something with the hard drive or the cable. In my computer is a laptop hard drive. Is this a problem?
    2.5" SATA drive ? shouldn't be a problem just because of that if properly connected and is in working order.
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  5. #15


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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hexagon12 View Post
    Look at the brummyfan's post. The AsRock FAQ says, that this error code, 0078, means something with the hard drive or the cable. In my computer is a laptop hard drive. Is this a problem?
    2.5" SATA drive ? shouldn't be a problem just because of that if properly connected and is in working order.
    SATA is SATA, it doesn't matter if the drive is a 2.5 inch drive or a 3.5 inch drive. Assuming its mounted and connected properly. For example, SSD's are the 2.5 inch form factor. I just use a drive bay size adapter.


    EDIT: Like CountMike said, I'd just unplug the drive and boot up. If you can then access the BIOS you know its the drive or cable. If you can't access the BIOS then its something else, maybe the motherboard. A failed SATA controller may give you the same error code.
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  6. #16


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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Anyway, the problem has been fixed!
    It was a bad hard drive.
    Now I am running Windows 8.1 32-bit on my computer. The graphics: I used Windows 8 drivers from Nvidia. The Sound: I installed Windows Vista drivers, Realtek High Definition Audio.
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by Hexagon12 View Post
    Anyway, the problem has been fixed!
    It was a bad hard drive.
    Now I am running Windows 8.1 32-bit on my computer. The graphics: I used Windows 8 drivers from Nvidia. The Sound: I installed Windows Vista drivers, Realtek High Definition Audio.
    Beautiful, all's well that finishes well. Elimination process.
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  8. #18


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    Just so you know, running the 32 bit version of Windows will mean you can't use all of your 4 gigs of RAM. Anything reserved for/used by other hardware like your video card, will subtract from the 4 gig max limit. 32 bit Windows can only address 4 gigs.
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  9. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by Hexagon12 View Post
    Anyway, the problem has been fixed!
    It was a bad hard drive.
    Now I am running Windows 8.1 32-bit on my computer. The graphics: I used Windows 8 drivers from Nvidia. The Sound: I installed Windows Vista drivers, Realtek High Definition Audio.
    Thanks for the feedback, it will be useful to someone in future
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    Let's enjoy some screenshots.

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