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Hard drive not recognized


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#1 goenba

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 01:55 PM

I'm sure that this has been discussed before, but any help would be marvelous.
I recently had to disconnect my computer to evacuate from Rita. Just got home and got it plugged back in. It started fine, but something happened (don't know why it froze up when doing a shut down) and when it rebooted, it is not recognizing my hard drive(s). I have gone into the bios, but I don't know the steps to force it to recognize the drive. Can anyone tell me these steps?

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 02:10 PM

Is the drive displayed in the BIOS?
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Posted 25 September 2005 - 02:11 PM

No, it is set to auto and it is not detecting it

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 02:24 PM

does anyone know how to get it off of auto detect?

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 03:24 PM

O.K., I figured out how to get it off of auto, now can you tell me how to determine the cylinders, ect for a hard drive that i don't know what kind. Or do you suggest that i not fool around with this and take it into the shop asap and let them fix this?

I'm not exactly a hardware person, so i really don't know what i'm doing, but i know there has to be a way to get it to recognize the hard drive since it was working just a few minutes prior.

any help or answers are greatly appreciated.

Barbara 'BJ" Goen




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