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Harddisk Fail message

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bullnorton, Dec 19, 2001.

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  1. bullnorton

    bullnorton Thread Starter

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    okay here is the problem... the computer was put to sleep... when it woke up it had the message harddisk fail... it was working fine before this happened.... any help please
    i guess i should also say that in the bios it finds the hdd fine...could it be the MBR???
     
  2. Alex Ethridge

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    Is this a permanent situation or does the hard disk come back after rebooting?
     
  3. bullnorton

    bullnorton Thread Starter

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    it does not come back....i will also say that it is a new system... only 3 weeks old.. if that matters
     
  4. Rikku

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    Did you check cables in the machine, make sure they are not loose?
    Also, if you have two sets of cables in the machine (one for the HD and another for the CDROM) you could switch them.
     
  5. bullnorton

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    thanks for all your help... it turned out i had a bad ide cable.. and i just replaced it.. works fine.. thanks again all:p
     
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