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Old 05-02-2008, 04:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My computer stopped detecting my hdd, and I've tried several things to solve the problem. I switched out the hdd with another and replaced all the cables to no effect. I know the hard drives are getting power because they vibrate when I turn the pc on. Thus, the problem obviously has something to do with the data portion of the system. As said earlier, switching data cables has not worked. I even tried plugging the hdd into different SATA slots on the mobo to no effect. I'm guessing that my motherboard just blew out in that region or something. Any help is appreciated.
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First of all, one thread is sufficient. No need to post twice.

Have you tried installing the hdd in a different pc? Try to troubleshoot the individual parts seperately. e.g. swap the cables into a different pc, and see if that works. If it does, rule out the cables as possible cause of the problem. Also try installing a different hdd in the broken pc.
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I already ruled out the cables as a problem. All of the hdds worked on another pc.
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then it's a hard drive controller problem on your motherboard. are they SATA or IDE drives?
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Sata.
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I just tried taking apart the entire pc and putting it back together to no effect.
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hook up an IDE drive and see if that works.
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Have you tried clearing the CMOS?
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