Posted 17 April 2006 - 05:14 AM
check your bios settings, does it see your hdd? is it set to boot to your hdd? if no to latter, change boot order, if no to former, verify that your ide cables and power cables are snugly connected to your hdd and motherboard. if they are, go to the hdd manufacturer's website, download the diagnostic test, iso image, burn it to cd and boot to it, test your hdd. it sounds like it could be a bad hdd, or bad connectivity.