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Can not find IDE drives

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by nutzie, Jul 15, 2007.

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  1. nutzie

    nutzie Thread Starter

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    When i start my other pc i got the follow message : can not find IDE Drives :s.

    Two days ago i was for the last time on that pc and everthing worked fine. And now i got this message :s.

    Can someone help me please? Sorry for the bad english.
     
  2. kev1952

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    Remove the case cover (with the power OFF and UNPLUGGED at the wall socket). Find the IDE ribbon cable(s) and make sure the connectors are fully inserted and tight. If you are using 80 core cable the plugs are a pretty tight fit and need to be firmly pushed in. Often it only takes a very small movement of the plug(s) to make the drive unreadable. It's a very common cause of "drive failure" and is one of the easiest things to fix.
     
  3. nutzie

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    Thnx but i already did that and i'ts still not working. Maybe hard disk broken?
     
  4. DefConDelta

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    Go to properties for the primary IDE channel in Device Manager. In the advanced settings, under drive type for Drive 1, the drive type, selected as NONE. Change this to AUTO DETECTION and see if that works.
     
  5. nutzie

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    I've done that already to :). Not working :(.
     
  6. kev1952

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    Maybe, but don't jump the gun just yet. Does the drive show up in the BIOS settings? What make and model is the drive?
     
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