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hard drive problems

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by lapopp, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. lapopp

    lapopp Member

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    I have a problem with my hard drive being recognized. I have a Deskstar 164 GB hard drive and it was working fine. I took it out to test a different computer(the old computer still didn't come on). Anyway, I went to return my hard drive to my working computer and now my BIOS will no recognize it. I have went into my BIOS and made it AUTO to automatically recognize it, and it doesn't. I made sure that the jumper settings are correct for master and even tried cable select but nothing. I need some serious help. I desperately need the stuff that is on this hard drive. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
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    Hate to say it, but it may have been damaged by the other PC (which might have a faulty power supply or cable). Does the drive spin up when it's attached to the power?
     
  3. lapopp

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    yes, it spins but nothing happens. every time that I reboot, it keeps coming up BOOT FROM CD, so I went into BIOS and reset the boot sequence but it still won't recognize the hard drive. The other computer that I was testing it on will boot but the problem is that I cannot get the monitor to display anything. The light comes on but no display. So I don't think that the other computer could have corrupted it, but I could be wrong.
     

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