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#1 tiverty

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 12:45 PM

the family computer was sitting idol in our basement for about two months before we moved and when we tried to hook it up at our new place it tells you that there is no Operating system found and when you try to install the operating system it tells you it can find no hard drive disk.... any ideas why?

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 02:12 PM

Open the case and verify that the Ribbon and power connections are fullly seated to the hard drive and to the motherboard and Power supply. Unplug them and reconnect.
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Posted 03 December 2007 - 02:16 PM

moisture and inactivity are 2 enemies of your computer

keep trying after cleaning the inside of the case, a frozen hard drive might just unfreeze and start working, some do some don't

leave a car sitting for too long, it won't start either

the analogy of jumper cables would be trying the drive with a more powerful power supply or unhooking some extra stuff at boot up

Edited by DaChew, 03 December 2007 - 02:18 PM.

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No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 06:50 PM

Hmm...exactly what was your error message?

Do you have a SATA hard drive? If so, take a look at http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic18329.html

FWIW: Your situation is not necessarily common but it's not unusual: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=m...ve+is+installed

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 12:24 PM

The error message when not trying to install the OS is basically, "No Operating System dected."

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 08:34 PM

Did you open the case and verify the connections, as suggested?

Do you have a SATA drive or an EIDE/PATA drive? Graphics illustrating the differences are at http://www.directron.com/patasata.html

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 06:39 AM

:flowers: i need to delete the old websites off of my tool bar, how do i do that :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 09:38 AM

Hello grneyez98, Please start your own topic. You will get an answer and answering 2 different questions in the same thread can be quite confusing.
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Posted 05 December 2007 - 02:19 PM

yah, this is my topic!

And yes, i did verify my connections were tight

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 03:01 PM

You don't by chance have a floppy in the floppy drive? If so remove and try booting again.
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Posted 06 December 2007 - 02:37 PM

lol no




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