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Old 12-22-2004, 08:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default IDE drive detecting problem

During booting process, my computer does not detect HD (master slave), therefore I can't start the computer. When I disconnect HD IDE drive cable from motherboard and wait a couple of minutes and put it back, sometimes it works ( detecting HD during booting) and sometimes it doesn't. What seems to be faulty harware here? Is it because of bad HD or motherboard, or cable?

I haven;t been able to get straight answer from the guy who built this computer and would love to get expert's opinion here. Thanks in advance.

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Old 12-22-2004, 09:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you can try an eliminate each one...try a new cable and another HDD etc.


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Old 12-22-2004, 09:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks. I will try.
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Old 12-22-2004, 09:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Definately try a new cable first, and just use trial and error with your drives to see if one is faulty. Make sure they are recognized in BIOS as well.

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Old 12-22-2004, 11:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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