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The computer will not power on after a new hard drive was installed.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by fly1600U, Jan 29, 2012.

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  1. fly1600U

    fly1600U Thread Starter

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    The new hard drive is good, could it be the IDE cable was installed backwards or bad power supply. OS Vista SP2.
     
  2. Triple6

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    Does it power on if you disconnect the drive?
     
  3. fly1600U

    fly1600U Thread Starter

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    Trying to help a friend, as it turn out this is a test question not a real situation. I guess he didn't realize I would go to a forum. His four options for not powering on were a) both drives are set to master, b) both drives set to slave, c) bad power supply and d) IDE cable has been installed backwards. Sorry to have wasted your time with his test. Thanks.
     
  4. Elvandil

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    We have more than enough real problems to deal with. Try a search for a similar problem that has already been solved.

    Closing this one.
     
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