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Motherboard can't detect ANY hard disk

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Nyurukuta, Mar 9, 2005.

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  1. Nyurukuta

    Nyurukuta Thread Starter

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    Can anyone help? A motherboard whose hard disk crashed some time ago (maybe a year now) cannot detect any installed hard disk, even its own (original) CD-Rom drive. What could be the problem? :confused: Please help. EM
     
  2. timothye

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    what are your system specs . what operating system . ?
    is anything happening when you power up the computer .?
    do you see any lights on the keyboard , cd rom drive ( s)?
     
  3. Nyurukuta

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    Operating System is Win 98 and XP (on different Hard disks, I tried both), and when I power up the computer, the usual message from an AMI BIOS show up, but when I go into Setup to detect the HD or CD-ROM drive, nothing is detected. If I bypass Setup, it says "Non-system disk or drive error..."
     
  4. timothye

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    have you checked the plugs , and you may want to try just 1 or the other hard disc and make sure the jumper is set to master ..
     
  5. Raijin Z

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    It's quite possible that the ide controller failed. I just finished working on a system where channel 2 was shot. It wouldn't see anything that wasn't on the first channel.
     
  6. TheCableGuy

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    yeap, sometimes one (or both) of the IDE channels just go dead and there's nothing you can do about it. Make sure you try different flat cables, old ones, ONE working hard disk and the jumpers all in the right place to see if the channels are working or not
     
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