Nihilive November 10, 2005 at 16:48:51 Specs: Windows XP, N/A
Hi, I removed a hard drive recently to pull of data from it and store it on my other computer, while that was a success and this computer detected it as soon as I plugged it in and got all of the information I needed off of it, I tried to put it back in the original computer and now it's not recognized in the bios at all and I have tried just about every jumper setting on it. When I try to install windows on it it says it's not detected and when I look at bootable devices in the bios it doesn't show up either. I don't really know what happened and I have no idea what happened to it. I don't think it's dead, but I'm lost.
How'd it die if I just took data off of it? I'm pretty certain it's not dead, but I need a way to determine what I'm doing wrong. Plugins never changed and it's almost impossible to plug it in the wrong way as it falls out in this configuration. I really don't know what else to say.
Can you slave it back in the PC you used to backup your files? Is it working there?
Check master/slave/CS jumper position. Check IDE cable to ensure it is securely plugged in to both motherboard and HDD connectors. Try a different IDE cable. Check it is getting power. Do you have a multimeter to test the power output at the molex connector?
I used to have a signature but it disappeared and I just couldn't be bothered writing another so please feel free to ingore this.
Getting power, have a multimeter on hand and tested it. Works as a slave on other computers just fine, but my gripe is that I reformatted it in my main PC when it was a slave to an NTFS format. Would that have anything to do with it?
Weird, it is detecting the hard drive now and I think the boot order is messed up. It now lets me change the boot order of the hard drive, removable device, and some IBM with a bunch of numbers crap. What should I put first in the boot order because now it hangs after the POST.
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