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hard disk failure

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by pablo5150, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. pablo5150

    pablo5150 New Member

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    hi y'all
    my computer keeps failing to find my main hard drive on autodetect. me thinks either a bios fault or a dodgy hard drive . obvious i know!! any suggestions ???
    thanks
    paul
     
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  2. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    Has the power lead come out, the IDE lead become dislodged. change the IDE ribbon cable, change the IDE from 0 to 1 to see if the IDE port 0 has become U/S, can you try the HDD in another PC to see if it's OK in that machine, the list goes on but there is some to start off.
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    Yeah what AJ said

    Check the cable first
     
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  4. BosonMichael
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    AJ's suggestion is solid - can you slave it to another computer to see if it even spins up and shows data?
     
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  5. grim

    grim Gigabyte Poster

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    go to the hard disk manufacturers website and download the diagnostic tool and run that. if the drive is failing you'll need to run this anyway before you can RMA it.

    if you think the bios is at fault flash the latest version.

    grim
     
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