View Full Version : bios wont even pick up HDD all of the sudden
09-20-03, 08:34 AM
the drive was working fine, i rebooted after installing some software, and it was gone.. i looked in the bios and it isnt there either. i have tried it in another computer adn the same thing? it is a Maxtor 20GB drive....I have never had one go out on me just liek that.. any suggestions?
09-20-03, 08:39 AM
Download a disk diagnostic program, it might pick it up... Otherwise, check all the cabling and try changing cables if possible..
09-20-03, 08:41 AM
how would the diagnostics program find it if the bios wont even find it? i tried it in 2 different computers, same thing.. i changed cables in the second computer and still the same thing...
09-20-03, 08:43 AM
Originally posted by Snakebyt2K
how would the diagnostics program find it if the bios wont even find it?
I've had hard drives act weirdly. A seagate of my mates was in a Gigabyte board and it would power up later, after the master had. Wouldn't be powered up in time for the BIOS to find it so it said "None" for Primary slave, but somehow WinXP found it. Craziest thing......
Sometimes you get lucky..
Edit: saw your other thread too :)
09-20-03, 09:36 AM
i got the back... for some odd reason one of the plugs in my molex popped out.. still dont know why the other computer wouldnt pick it up though... its back for now at least...
thanks for the help
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