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BIOS wont see HDD

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  1. hansmax

    hansmax Thread Starter

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    This one has me tearing my hair out. I'm trying to reinstall on my son's computer. When I put in the WINXP Home disc, all goes well. It sees the hard drive (with a partition on it), formats it, and writes the files to the drive. But it won't boot to C because BIOS doesn't see the HDD. I changed the cable out, no luck. I plugged the primary master plug into the DVD drive, and then it sees the DVD drive as primary master. (The DVD drive was seen as secondary master when it was plugged in there.) This story is the same with two different hard drives. I'm sure that they are not both bad. When I plug either into the secondary master slot (which previously saw the DVD drive), it says none detected. I have tried different jumper setups (with and without). The board is an Intel D845EPI. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. paul_doo

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    When I get that problem I also have to delete the partion.
     
  3. Elvandil

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    What model number drive?
     
  4. hansmax

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    A Seagate 200 GB, model ST3200827A.
     
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