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Hard Drive not showing in setup

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jtoolm, Jun 17, 2008.

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  1. jtoolm

    jtoolm Thread Starter

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    I started up pc and a black screen came up telling me to hit f1 to retry or f2 for utility setup.
    In setup hard drive is showing n/a. checked cables still wont register. any help would be appreciated.
    dell dimension 4600
    windows xp home

    -maxtor 80gb ata/133 hdd
     
  2. JSanguancheu

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    Did this just happen suddenly or is this a new HDD you are trying to install?
     
  3. jtoolm

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    it just happen its original hard drive
     
  4. JSanguancheu

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    With the case open, turn on the PC and touch the side of the HD.
    Does it feel like it's spinning? hear anything? Was it making any strange noises beforehand?

    It sounds like your HDD might be dead. They can and do die suddenly quite often.
    Hope you have backups.
     
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