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post Apr 11 2005, 07:48 PM
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Right, if anyone can help me I'll lick their boots clean for a year!!

I installed a new hard drive the other day to cope with my growing amount of music, it's a 120 GB and with my other drives I now have 160 GB altogether.
So, I moved all my music onto this new drive and now none of it plays properly sad.gif
It skips and slows down.
I've tried installing different media players but that hasnt helped. I've uninstalled them as well and gone back to my old faithful one but still the same problem.
Has anyone got any ideas what may be happening? Not being able to listen to my music properly is driving me maaaaaaad.


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saucy_tara
post Apr 12 2005, 08:24 AM
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post Apr 12 2005, 09:22 AM
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post Apr 12 2005, 09:37 AM
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It sounds like the computer can't read data from the disk fast enough, but it's hard to tell what's up from the information you've given.

How is the disk connected? (External USB disk (USB 1 or USB 2)?, firewire?, internal (IDE or SATA)?, etc)
Even easier, what make and model of disk is it?
Also what version of Windows (I assume tongue.gif) are you running?


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post Apr 12 2005, 03:03 PM
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Thanks Jonman, I will do that!!
Moop, it's an internal disk, it's a Maxtor 120 GB, 7200 rpm, model 6Y12OLO, not sure what you mean by IDE/SATA, im a total technophobe!!!
And im running windows 2000...(for my sins) ;-)


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post Apr 12 2005, 03:28 PM
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It's probably IDE then (big ribbony type cable) the only thing I can possibly think of is either the jumper settings might be wrong or the cable might not be sitting properly....if it's not that then it could faulty on the inside....hmm....

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post Apr 12 2005, 03:38 PM
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Hey babe, yeah It's a big ribbony type thing..I've just tried updating the drivers for the soundcard but no joy there... sad.gif


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post Apr 12 2005, 03:52 PM
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I'd have to agree with P@, the main things I can think of would be looks ribbon cables (try unplugging and plugging back in, possibly into a different socket on the motherboard if there is one spare), alternatively jumper settings which are more fiddly and likely to differ between brands of hard drive.

Another thing could be incorrect detection of the disk in the BIOS causing some kinds of issue, again that's dependant on the computer manufacturer and you'll probably need the manual (don't fiddle with the BIOS if you're not sure you know what you're doing).


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post Apr 12 2005, 05:38 PM
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Thanks Moopsicle, I'll see what joy I get from re-plugging the hard drive back in smile.gif Theres no extra space on the motherboard, and it was a bit of a squeeze getting the disk drive in place first off so it may well be that....what are jumper settings?


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post Apr 12 2005, 06:40 PM
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On the back hard drive between the power socket and the IDE socket are a few little pins, some of which are connected by a jumper, depending on which pins the jumpers connect means it acts differently. With IDE you can have two things on one port on the motherboard but it needs to be able to tell them apart and so you have the two different settings (well there are three, but we can ignore the third) Master and Slave (we can refer to it to Mistress if you'd rather tongue.gif). Basically, if you've got your two hard drives on the same IDE port (not really ideal but it's easier to describe) you have the one with the operating system as the Master (or Mistress) and the other set as the slave. If you want to check these settings there's usually a reference on the top, in fact I can pretty much garentee it because I have the same brand hard drive tongue.gif


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post Apr 12 2005, 07:10 PM
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a couple of points on what P@ said:

- "on same port" = on same cable, so big ribbony cable goes from motherboard to hard disk and on again to other hard disk. this isnt ideal, and it might be better to stick the newbie on the other ribbony cable that, this being the case, also connects to CD-ROM drive. You would set the new hard disk to "Master" and the CD-ROM drive to "Slave" (only if this fits the description of what you've got)

- jumper = small bit of plastic that fits over 2 spikes (or pins). This you hoik out with nail-control and move to right spot, as illustrated by very insufficent diagram on sticker on disk.. That being said, if the jumper were wrong you normally wouldnt see the hard disk at all, so that _shouln't_ be it


One last grain of salt: I once did the same thing and decided in my infinite moronity to slap the "My Documents" folder onto the new hard drive. This had bad repercussions cos windows didn't want to trust me and decided to stick to its guns and take for frickin' AGES to find anything at all ... I undid that and all went back to normal _fairly_ quickly. Little things like this can affect stuff. Tell us if there is anything else happening along those lines ...

Last but not least, though clutching at straws, have you moved all music to the new drive? If so, have you nuked the media library of your media player and told it to search for all music on new drive? ... ya never know ... this might even be a point ...


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post Apr 13 2005, 12:33 AM
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I agree with everything said above, and escpeically Pab's sig:
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post Apr 13 2005, 09:16 PM
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Am I America's most valuble natural resource? No one told me.. blink.gif
Mata, you sleeping ok?? tongue.gif


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post Apr 13 2005, 10:49 PM
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Heh, I was rather tipsy last night when I posted that!

I'm usually going to bed around 3 or 4AM at the moment. It's not a good habit really, but I find I work better at night, so it is at least productive.


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post Apr 15 2005, 08:26 AM
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post Apr 15 2005, 01:46 PM
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Made at 4AM this morning, when the dawn chorus has once again begun without me noticing.


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post Apr 15 2005, 02:12 PM
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That's nifty, though I mistook the clock for a human heart at first. smile.gif

Maybe that's just me being in an odd state of mind.


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post Apr 15 2005, 02:48 PM
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Its a well known fact (in another thread) that mata likes to make clocks out of human hearts.


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post Apr 15 2005, 03:29 PM
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Isn't the heart just a clock ticking away the moments until our death? It's a metaphor, y'see... Either that or purely accidental and a result of drawing too late at night. The decision is yours!


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post Apr 15 2005, 05:32 PM
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Oi!!! Stop spamming my thread Mata!!!

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I do believe I'd have to agree with Moop and vote for the human heart happy.gif

but for 4am, not bad


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post Apr 15 2005, 11:30 PM
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QUOTE (saucy_tara @ Apr 15 2005, 05:32 PM)
Oi!!! Stop spamming my thread Mata!!!

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Oops! Sorry! wink.gif

Any luck after messing with the cables?


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post Apr 16 2005, 09:35 AM
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I'll let you off wink.gif
No, it's still the same...I think it must have been moving all my music files across that made things go weird, so I'm still as baffled as ever!!


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post Apr 16 2005, 11:12 AM
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Was all your music in the My Music folder in your Documents? Did you move the My Music folder....or just the music from inside it? Because it might be like pab said when he moved his Documents folder onto another drive...maybe *clutches at straws* tongue.gif


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