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Help......dodgy Hdd Maybe?


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#1 Parksy

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 12:31 PM

Hiya peeps, this is my first post on a forum site, so im learning lol

Here goes.....Have had a pc, win XP ser 2, 1gb ram, running fine coming upto 2 years now. I was downloading a large file (almost 7gb) when i tried cancelling the download. The computer hung.......so naturally i restarted, as not even ctrl-alt-del worked. Once pc tried to re-boot the motherboard cannot find the hdd!! I changed sata position, checked bios, that couldn't find it, loaded fail safe defaults, no joy. Even shift-f12, that cudnt find hard drive.........

So is this the end for my nice hdd.........should i really have backed up lol

Any help would be much appreciated...........

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 12:35 PM

Do you have another computer you can hook this drive up as a slave to?

If not...can you try the secondary channel, make sure your CD-ROM is set to slave, and the HD is set to Master on their jumper settings?

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Edited by jwinathome, 03 July 2007 - 12:35 PM.


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Posted 03 July 2007 - 12:39 PM

Blimey thanks for such a quick reply!!! Gonna be taking it to a friends at the weekend to try it.....

The jumpers r the same as they been for ages, defo master hdd and slave cd-rom. When first fires up, cd-rom is checked, then cant find the hard drive so tries to boot from net. I have changed it round in the bios but nothing is found on the positions for hdd.

Perhaps old age creeps up on electrics as well as us humans LOL

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 12:44 PM

Blimey thanks for such a quick reply!!! Gonna be taking it to a friends at the weekend to try it.....

The jumpers r the same as they been for ages, defo master hdd and slave cd-rom. When first fires up, cd-rom is checked, then cant find the hard drive so tries to boot from net. I have changed it round in the bios but nothing is found on the positions for hdd.

Perhaps old age creeps up on electrics as well as us humans LOL

It sounds as though it might be a bad controller. Especially if the drive works on another computer.

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 02:29 PM

As per your question should you have really backed up the drive. It is always a good choice to back up your drive you never know when the HDD will fail, and it never fails the one time you forget to back up the drive it takes a crap on you. Best to err on the side of caution.

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