01-14-2011 01:19 PM
I just purchased and installed a 2TB Seagate LP drive into my media PC as a secondary storage drive. The media PC has been running like a dream since I built it over a year ago. Almost immediately after installing the new drive, when I would put my PC to sleep the screen would turn off and the hard drive light would remain on (on as in solid on, no flashing). When the hdd light stays on after putting the machine to sleep I know that once I wake it up again it's going to wake up to a blue screen without fail. The blue screen never happens during operation, only either upon entering sleep mode or being brought out of sleep mode.
01-15-2011 06:37 AM
First check is the PSU rating.
Second check Windows power saving options
Next I would check the media PC MB for a bios upgrade, I would also google to see if there is any known conflict between the hardware, it's possible that if your MB is nForce chipped this could be causing issues with the drive, see the Seagate to nForce problems in google for what to do, it's normally only a driver required, normally this is only applicable when you are putting an O'S on it but it doesn't hurt to check it anyway.
Is the MB sata 1 or 2, if it's 1 it will need a jumper on the drive to slow it down to 150.
Next thing I would do is to fully format the drive.
Is it hooked up in a media centre PC, or is it a stand alone media box, if it's a media box and not a PC, iirc you have to format the drive to FAT rather than NTFS.
And lastly, it really helps if we know what you are using model numbers wise, i.e psu,MB,GC,SC etc.
01-15-2011 01:48 PM
Hey, Thanks for the reply. I haven't tried anything you've suggested yet but here are my system components/specs. Do any of these specs raise any red flags as far as the cause of my issues? I do have an nForce chipset.
Board: EVGA nForce 730i Motherboard
RAM: OCZ SLI 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz (2x2048MB)
Power: Diablotek PHD550 550w ATX
GFX: On board
Sound: On board
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
HDD1 (Boot Drive): HITACHI 1TB SERIAL ATA HD 7200/16MB/SATA-3G
HDD2: SEAGATE ST32000542AS Barracuda LP - 2TB
Tuner Card: Hauppauge WinTV-HVR1250 Video Capture Board
Thank you again for the help with this.
01-15-2011 05:09 PM
Here's some links for you chew over
Get the latest chipset drivers for your board and it should sort it.