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Old 08-22-2004, 12:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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dude ive had this problem before what heppened was the IDE cables went bad for some reson try replaceing them it might mostlikley im wrong though
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Old 08-23-2004, 04:20 AM   #12 (permalink)
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i did do it when the computer was hot.

how come my ide cables had been damaged?
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Old 08-24-2004, 09:01 PM   #13 (permalink)
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any advice guys?
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Old 08-24-2004, 09:09 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I don't think your cables are damaged.
Try starting your computer with only one IDE device connected. Your Primary Drive for example and pull all other IDE and power cables out.
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Old 08-25-2004, 07:44 PM   #15 (permalink)
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are you pertaining to my hard drive as the primary device? what should be the result if my hard drive is still healthy?
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Old 08-27-2004, 10:43 AM   #16 (permalink)
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yes, your windows harddrive. Try different power molexes and different IDE-cables. If it still doesn't work its not your HD but your PSU..i think


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what is PSU?
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Old 08-28-2004, 06:32 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Old 08-28-2004, 07:49 PM   #19 (permalink)
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thanks guys but this problem has already gone beyond my capacity to repair. i think i really need a technician.

anyway, your advices helped me understand my internal hardwares better.
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Old 08-28-2004, 08:04 PM   #20 (permalink)
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welll.......your explinations have been kind of vague and don't bother replying with 'I TOLD YOU I SWAPPED THEM CONNECTORS AHH' but from what it sounds like all in all YOU NEVER DO ANYTHING WHEN THE COMPUTER IS HOT.....theres some guy who cut a power wire when his computer was on....I don't understand how people do this....its electrical current.....your body is conductive......things happen when electricity is abruptly stopped
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