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Windows 7: Computer not recognizing my hdd or dvd burner

15 Jul 2014   #11
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

You could try clearing CMOS memory and try to reboot again. This will force the BIOS to re-evaluate hardware. If that doesn't work, you may have to take the PC (or just the drive) to a service center or friend and have them test the HDD. If the drive is good, at least you can recover data, but the controller is probably dead.


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15 Jul 2014   #12
definitions

windows 7 64bit
 
 

so basically I am looking at 3 options replace the sata cable, buying a new PC.. or buying a new HDD if the sata cable works. correct? does the sata cable run off the same cable as the hdd?
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15 Jul 2014   #13
definitions

windows 7 64bit
 
 

NVM i see what you are getting at.. replacing the sata cable will tell me if the sata controller is bad.
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15 Jul 2014   #14
alexgrossman

Windows 7 Home X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by definitions View Post
so basically I am looking at 3 options replace the sata cable, buying a new PC.. or buying a new HDD if the sata cable works. correct? does the sata cable run off the same cable as the hdd?
Open your CPU case and keep your spy eye on its connection mechanism. I've my PC hard drive and DVD drive connected through different cables. Consider checking the same in your case and see if you would needed two different cables for that.
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15 Jul 2014   #15
definitions

windows 7 64bit
 
 

yeah they are connected separately... Ok ill have to wait. to see what happens. Stores are closed as of right now. So I will have to get back to this thread. Thanks for the help. I will return back.
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15 Jul 2014   #16
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

For refference purposes:


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16 Jul 2014   #17
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Just a thought.
Unhook you power and data cables from the DVD player and try to boot. The DVD might have a short in it discombobulating the signal to the Hard Drive.
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16 Jul 2014   #18
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Another thing. Your screenshot says "Memory bank 1...Not installed". You could try swapping the first memory stick with the last and try a boot. Be careful of static electricity when you do this.
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16 Jul 2014   #19
definitions

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Thanks guys I will try these options when I get home from work today. Have a great day and thanks for the help. I will return with updates. Once again I am very thankful for the input.
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