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Bios Will Not Recognize My Hard Drive

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#1 punkfreak3432


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Posted 08 July 2007 - 05:19 PM

Yes I just removed my hard drive to get to some screws so I could open the case to my laptop so I could install a new dvd rom. After I got everything put back in and than went to boot up I get the message that says enter boot disk. So I went into my BIOS and I says HD is 0 mg. The hard drive was working fine before I removed it. I was just wondering if any one had any clues why the hard drive is no longer being reconized?

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 06:05 PM

Hey punkfreak3432, and :thumbsup: to BC!

When you removed you HDD, did you unplug either the IDE ribbon or the power cable? If so, did you plug them back in, and did you ensure the IDE ribbon went on the same way?

What motherboard do you have? (We can then figure out what BIOS you have and wht options you need to select)

[CPU]Intel E6600 Core 2 Duo @ 3.19GHz
[MoBo]ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium (nForce590)
[RAM]4GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 CL4 @ 710MHz
[GPU]XFX 8800 GTX 768MB [SLI] @ Stock
[PSU]CoolerMaster 1kW
[Audio]ASUS Xonar D2
[Case]Antec Nine Hundred
[OS]Windows Vista Ultimate 64
[Other]WC'd CPU & SLI

#3 JohnWho


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Posted 08 July 2007 - 06:12 PM

Looks like we have two threads on the same topic -

other thread.

But, we've both asked essentially the same question:

What is the make/model of that laptop!


I know you think you understand what you thought I said,
but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!

#4 punkfreak3432

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 04:15 PM

sorry it has taken me so long to reply the make is gateway the model is the solo 1200

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 04:24 PM

On the ribbon cable to the drive, make sure the end that goes to the mobo is secure

Edited by garmanma, 09 July 2007 - 04:24 PM.

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