very strange hardware issue

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fatalwounds

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I was just going about my buisness on a different PC, and all of the colors on the display screwed up very badly, so i reset the computer...then all of the boot up text was very jumbled and unintelligable...so I tryed fastening the connection on the ribbon cables connecting the hard drive to the motherboard. Now it will say, disk boot failure: please insert system disk or something like that..

im pretty sure its the hard drive, but does anyone know how it could have happened, or if i can save it?
 
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hi
the first thing is u fix a new bus cable and then check,or insert the os disk in the cdrom and boot with it.install your video drivers again.
i think this will work.(y)
 
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The HD doesn't cause jumbling of data like that - motherboard and video card failures do. When a HD fails, they just stop giving data.

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...so I tryed fastening the connection on the ribbon cables connecting the hard drive to the motherboard.
Sounds like you didn't get the data cable connected properly. Either end may not be quite seated fully. Or, if you unplugged the cable from the motherboard, you may have plugged it into the Secondary controller instead of the Primary, and if it's been disabled in the BIOS it won't see the drive any more.

Double check the cable connections. Boot into the BIOS and make sure the drive is seen there.

It's doubtful that this has anything to do with the video issue, unless a failing power supply has damaged both the video card and the HD.


HTH

Jerry
 
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