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Hard Disk not detected in BIOS

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by parnold, Nov 22, 2009.

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  1. parnold

    parnold Thread Starter

    Nov 22, 2009
    My IDE harddisk is not getting detected in the bios.
    when i boot my cumputer
    The boot screen is getting paused.

    But when i unplug the IDE cable or the MOLEX power
    connecter & immediately connecte it back again.
    the system boots normly and shows the
    following error

    " Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter"

    When i try to install windows XP SP2 from the bootable cd
    it sys "windows cannot accses the disk "

    I have tried the following steps:

    1 I have repalced IDE cable with the new one

    2 I have restored BIOS settings to factory defaults.

    3 I have checked the MOLEX connector by pluging
    it in my DVD drive, I works fine(DVD drive).

    4 Plugged the harddisk in the Secondery IDE cable.

    5 Tried all the Jumper settings.

    6 I even tried it by connecting it to the IDE to USB
    cable, in my friends system.

    But no result.

    IS there any way of getting my harddisk get detected &
    recover the data.

    Please Help me.
  2. Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge

    Apr 10, 2000
    The final step would be to take it to another computer and try it there. After that, it's off to a data recovery service where costs could run from several hundred to several thousand dollars.

    Back up, back up, back up.
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