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WD IDE HD is not recognized anymore.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by buddhistgrandma, Apr 12, 2009.

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  1. buddhistgrandma

    buddhistgrandma Thread Starter

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    I have a WD 160gb IDE HD. The computer originally came with a SATA drive, but that drive kicked the bucket, and I got a new drive. Previously, after the manufacturer's logo loading screen finished, a prompt would pop up saying that the disk wasn't found, and press f1 to continue, or press f2 for the setup utility. When I pressed f1, it loaded my disk fine.

    This morning, I had to reinstall my OS. After installing many drivers, I had to restart to get the drivers to take effect. Suddenly, the disk would no longer load. The computer wont find the disk at all. I've checked all the wiring, and it all seems to be in place. After the manufacturers logo screen, a prompt comes up listing the types of drives (SATA, Primary, Secondary) and saying that they were not found. When I press f1 to continue, it tells me "No boot device available. Strike f1 to retry boot, f2 for setup utility." Under BIOS options, the drive is "unknown".

    Does anyone know anything that I might try to get this device working again? Any help would be greatly appreciated, and a solution that solves my problem would make me get down on my knees and [​IMG][​IMG]

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. cancon

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    Did you ever get the new HD working?

    Some BIOSes don't recognise HDs above a certain capacity.
     
  3. buddhistgrandma

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    I had this HD working for about 6 months. Its not a new acquisition.
     
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