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Windows 7: HDD not detected

12 Jun 2013   #1
Robertjunior1

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HDD not detected

I have an old computer with an 200 GB Western Digital HDD with windows XP PRO SP3, all start with a blue screen of death and an error that search show me that I have disk problem , I open the Desktop PC take him at my hands test it at an external dock and it was working with a strange sound but it was working I connected at back at the pc and the problem start , I see a black a screen that said
Drive 0 not detected
Drive 1 not detected
Drive 2 not detected
Drive 3 not detected
Drive 4 wdc DVD secondary master
then it waits for 2 seconds
after restart
show my WD HDD as primary slave
then it goes black and after that it show me that tell me
primary IDE not detected push f1 to continue
after that it log in at windows xp.
I have test at bios to by force tell him to boot from hard disk
and show him but the only option to make the XP run is to left him auto (bios) and by default the pc put it as primary slave , the jumper as the manual show me is at configuration ( it has 3 option master slave and configuration ) .
Inside at the box there is a cable that goes first at diskete then has a black connection that is not for the disk and the 3d a white ( gray ) that goes at HDD, it was working correctly I can not figured what happend .


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12 Jun 2013   #2
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

You are aware this is a Windows 7 forum?

XP is the alley next door.

OLD HD and weird noises, usually means: IT'S DEAD JIM. [or about to be]

Yes, I realize your name is Robert and don't call me Shirley.

Whenever a HD is making audible weird noises regularly, that is a sign of death is coming.... so much so that it should be backed up immediately and replaced, then wiped and disposed of.
[Using a sledgehammer is very very very satisfying! ]

Typically HD's get max 4 year warranty, that is what they gamble on, as it lasting for, as a minimum and not a bad idea to use that time frame as thinking about replacing one especially on a regularly used day to day PC.

Probably IDE drive, if you want a replacement, compuvest.com is a good place that still sells smaller old school (now) IDE fare.
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