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badbway14

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OK, So here's the problem. I had a computer that was running just fine, and I went ahead and upgraded to windows XP from 2000. It ran fine for about a couple of days, and a few days down the line my start bar just never showed up anymore, and the computer was kinda feeling slow (well it felt slow after upgrade).

So I created a boot disk and tried to reformat and the computer and it never recoginzed the hard drive or any optical drive. I installed the hard drive in another computer and I have access to all files on that HD. (HD partioned to C: and D:)


DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS ON A FIX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Sorry, but it seems like you IDE controller has died. Try to use only one device and try it on the primary and secondary IDE ports, if you can't get it to be detected, try using another IDE cable. If nothing works, better buy another motherboard, because if your IDE controller is faulty, soon more things will cease to work.
 
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Spyd said:
Sorry, but it seems like you IDE controller has died. Try to use only one device and try it on the primary and secondary IDE ports, if you can't get it to be detected, try using another IDE cable. If nothing works, better buy another motherboard, because if your IDE controller is faulty, soon more things will cease to work.
youre forgetting one thing: maybe his drives jumper configuration isnt right. could even be a faulty ide cable.
 
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