Make My Hard Drive Bootable

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Jealsj

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HI,
I just formatted my hard drive using the windows explorers after mounting it as slave on another computer. When I took back the formatted hard drive to its maching to reinstalle the OS the machine could no longer recognise the HDD as a bootable media. Is there a way to make this HDD bootable again. Thanks for any advice.
 
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It will only be bootable when there is an operating system on the drive to boot into.
 

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how do i install the OS when the machine refuses to recognise the HDD
 
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Not being detected is a different problem. Does it show up in BIOS setup? How is it connected and do you have the jumpers set correctly?

I was assuming an IDE drive, but is it a SATA or IDE?
 

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Thanks very much for the concern and the help. A friend of mine advised me to try changing the ram. I did and everything worked.
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Probleme resolved. I changed the ram and everything worked. Thanks for your advice and concern.
 
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