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Rick Manson Feb 10, 2013, 11:42pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Problem with Del Thorne's senario on pg. 4 about changing drive jumper to 'Master' is that newer SATA drives don't generally come with jumpers for 'Master', 'Slave', 'Cable Select'. I have that very situation and my Seagate SATA drive only has a jumper with 4 pins indicating 2 for 150MB mode and the other 2 for 300MB mode.

I must have spent 40 hours researching this issue back in 2011 and revisited this same machine since being moth-balled and spent another 40 hours.

Anyway, my particulars may be a bit unique. However, As I remember, I then decided to move the hardware to a an older box so that I could build a new system in the box this 2007 machine was in. Worked fine but while moving I noticed that the SATA connectors wiggled a little more than usual. After using the system for a couple months and subsequently changing drives and plugging and unplugging the SATA connectors I started noticing drive read write error on the slave. Then started noticing them on the system drive. I then inspected and noticed that the SATA connector pins or wires started breaking at the through hole point on the board. At lead one on the slave I noted was broken and one on the system drive was almost broken but on messing a little a few more broke on each. This is when the BSOD 7b error first started and then finding that it halted on MUP.sys as I tried Safe Mode.

I did all the testing with UBCD and diagnosing via a USB dongle.

This is an MSI MS-7312 K9MM-V motherboard. I updated to the 1.6 BIOS in 2010 and I can't remember but had a good reason not to updat to the v1.7 or v1.8

I tried replacing all drivers, replaced the registry hives with backup copy. Tried the Win cd and clicked 'New Install' and then 'R'. These are some of the major things that should have fixed it.

I am about ready to give up but didn't want to give up if there is an easy fix but I am now skeptical. I am pretty sure though that my issue has something to do with the SATA connectors breaking and doing something .

Feel free to give some suggestions on what you think broken SATA connectors would do and how to fix this and at least make the drive boot via USB.

Steve T., from your post on page 7 I assume you are a writer and most likely write mystery and romance novels.


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Joshua Marius, LeThe Mar 10, 2013, 09:14pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: BSOD 7B Error after SATA connectors breaking and connecting system drive via USB dongle

Although there is very little talk of SATA and pin jumpers sometimes you do have to configure the new SATA II and SATA III Drives to work with SATA 150 or SATA I interfaces on old motherboards. The other thing to be very careful with is the SATA Mode in the BIOS which you can usually set to AHCI, RAID or IDE.

I had a similar situation with a DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert. Every time I went to install/move something inside the case I would touch the wiggly cable and make the drive not even show in the BIOS. I got tired of this and what I did to solve this was superglue the cable end to the connector on the Motherboard. Never again did I have that problem.

In the cases where the SATA connector on the motherboard is failing or having problems, I have installed a SATA PCI Card. These get the job done and work just as well.

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Rick Manson Jun 26, 2013, 12:15am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: BSOD 7B Error after SATA connectors breaking and connecting system drive via USB dongle
I tried installing a combo card with SATA, IDE, Firewire and USB on it but for some reason it does not work. You not supposed to install a driver for it in XP but even via pressing F6 and trying to install a driver it would not take it for some reason. Can't remember if I got an error message of some sort or what. I plan to get some SATA connectors some time to solder into the board and just see if it will boot. Tried booting through a USB dongle and would not work and then read somewhere that said if yo install an os on a SATA disk and then move that disk to USB or some other disk interface, it will not boot do to not being in the same hardware chain as it was before.

john albrich Jun 26, 2013, 11:18pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: BSOD 7B Error after SATA connectors breaking and connecting system drive via USB dongle
Rick Manson said:
...Tried booting through a USB dongle and would not work and then read somewhere that said if yo install an os on a SATA disk and then move that disk to USB or some other disk interface, it will not boot do to not being in the same hardware chain as it was before.

I can't recall I ever had that problem, but it's been awhile since I booted any HDD using an USB adapter.

Keep in mind also that many USB2SATA adapters (whether USB2.0 or USB3.0) run the SATA interface at 150Gb/sec. On HDDs that require using a jumper to maintain compatibility that might be an issue.

Rick Manson Jan 28, 2014, 01:15am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jan 28, 2014, 01:16am EST

 
>> Re: BSOD 7B Error after SATA connectors breaking and connecting system drive via USB dongle
This was one of those Seagate HDD's that were jumper-less, but thanks for the idea ..... for future use as I may not have thought of this.


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