with the power OFF, fully disconnect then reconnect all connections on the IDE cable and power cable concerned. Maybe 2 or 3 times.
You will be surprised how many faults this method has cured.
Note; if the hdd is strapped for CS(cable select) it is important which IDE cable connector is used, as this decides whether the hdd is master or slave. An IDE cable can have 3 connectors, the odd coloured end one is for the mobo.
Make sure the primary (not secondary if present) mobo connector is used.
Please advise back on progress.
Good Luck - Keep us posted.
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