motherboard is not recognise my hard disk

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September 6, 2010 at 04:52:36
Specs: Windows XP, 512 MB
I have P III system.. and my mother is not recognise my Harddisk drive... so how can i ...solve this problem...please help me...harddisk is working with another computer....

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September 6, 2010 at 05:46:23
How big is the drive?
Have you checked jumper setting?
Have you tried a different IDE cable?
Do you know whether or not this motherboard was working?
Are you connecting the drive on a cable by itself or with another drive such as CD-ROM?

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September 6, 2010 at 06:35:40
Not nearly enough info.

1st of all, if it's an IDE drive, the jumpers have to be set correctly.

2nd, if the HDD already has Windows installed, it won't be bootable in a different system. Windows will have to be reinstalled.

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September 6, 2010 at 08:29:39
You can see it in another computer... and by this I presume you mean you can see/access its contents via another working system and its OS etc.?

Is this correct Vidarthi?

What was happening before the problem arrived? Did you go inside and change anything to with the ribbon cable connections; hard-drive jumpers etc?

Is the drive showing in the bios?

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September 8, 2010 at 03:27:45
no its not display any of the information abt hard disk in bios...

and also i'm tried with new one.....

the proble repeated

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September 8, 2010 at 05:46:08
mmm... Have you ensured you have drive jumper set correctly; that the ribbon cable is securely attached to drive and the motherboard; that power is reaching the drive (does it spin up etc.).

Can you borrow a plug-in controller card and connect the drive(s) to that and see if it shows up in bios etc.?

Have to say thus far it would "appear" that the motherboard has died; but not absolutely certain about that yet What was happening before the problems appeared?

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