HD recovery

addle_brains

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I recently upgraded my PC with a new motherboard and graphics card. I was using a 40GB hard drive with windows installed and had a 10GB spare. When I rebooted with the new configuration, my computer no longer recognises the formatting on my 30GB HD. I was wondering if there is a way to recover the data, I don't want to lose it all. :( :( :(
 

joxley1990

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You say you have a new motherboard - that means a new chipset - you need to reformat, or, if you dont want to do that, just repair the installation, then the new chipset will be reconised - dont worry, no biggie, it's an easy job.

BTW - Welcome to CF.
 

addle_brains

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Thanks, but my problem just got worse. I turn on the comp.... nothing happens on the screen. I can hear the fans going and everything but nothing comes up. The light just blink the way it does when it gets no signal...ARGH!
 

karling07

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Stupid question, but (if your mobo has it), did you plug in the 24/20 pin power connector AND the 4pin one?
 

Computer Head

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07mackenzie said:
Stupid question, but (if your mobo has it), did you plug in the 24/20 pin power connector AND the 4pin one?
New motherboards, from the time that the P4 came out, have what they call an auxiliary power port. Besides the 20 or 24-pin power to the motherboard, there is a square 4-pin power port that also goes to the motherboard. Is that plugged in? The wires are yellow and black.
 

Kage

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Yeah, thats what I didn't plug in on mine, and it did exactly the same thing.
 

prosser13

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Also check that your graphics card is plugged in properly.

For the hard drive - just build up the PC again on a table, and then copy all the data you need to a CD or something like that :p
 

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prosser13 said:
Also check that your graphics card is plugged in properly.

For the hard drive - just build up the PC again on a table, and then copy all the data you need to a CD or something like that :p
I agree with prosser13, you might want to check the video card. A lot of these new ones that are out take a Molex 4-pin connector for power, like what optical drives take.
 
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