hard drive gone?

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  1. bat

    bat Cold Fury

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    so i took out everything from my computer today to put back in the stock heatsink and now my hard drive randomly doesnt work. it worked earlier today before i took everything apart and i have all the cables plugged in right? is it dead now or what?
     
  2. Xie

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    Describe "doesn't work". Are you getting BSOD, reboots, or no HD activity at all? Also have you double check cables?
     
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    bat Cold Fury

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    gah i'm so frustrated right now. like it doesn't show up at all in My Computer. I just got done taking out all the cables and putting them back in and this slave drive won't do anything.
     
  4. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    double check jumper setting/ cables. and you did remeber to plug the power in right?
     
  5. bat

    bat Cold Fury

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    yeah
     
  6. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    get the manufacture's diagnostic utility and run it. IT will tell you if its well or not most of the time
     
  7. bat

    bat Cold Fury

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    can i download it from western digitals site? i can't find anything
     
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  9. bat

    bat Cold Fury

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    the drive isnt even being reconized =\
     
  10. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    It could be that you are not hooking up the cables right you say windows does not see it , what about in the bios ? Can you see anything from there ?
     
  11. try plugging the disk alone and try the diagnostic on it offline
     
  12. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    in the bios is it there? also in the bios is it set to auto for both the primary and secondary channels? make sure they are both on auto. also make sure the jumpers are correct on the drive and on the other devices on that channle.

    also when you turn the computer on have your hand on the drive some how if you can and see if you can feel it spin up. if not then power problem or dead drive. if it does spin up. better chance it is a config problem

    once bios is set, right click on the my computer icon. then properties, once you are in that window click on the hardware tab at the top. then there is a button called device manager. go in there, once in there you should see a secton called disk drives. expand it and see how many are in there.

    and im sorry if i am confising i have been up for 37 hours so far
     
  13. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    run the dos version
     
  14. bat

    bat Cold Fury

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    The drive itself doesnt show up in bios. i'm so lost right now. all i did was unplug the cable that connects into the motherboard itself and replace the heatsink. i didn't change any jumper settings or anything. It worked perfectly fine until I took out motherboard and did the stuff today. I tried clearing the cmos(if that would even do anything) on this gigabyte board and now i'm getting errors out the wazoo. also i can feel it spinning
     
  15. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Can you do an auto detect in the bios anywhere ?
     
  16. VenomXt

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    ok take adeep breath im a little sauced so fogive the mistyping.

    first thing yuo need to do is wait1-2hours i know this sounds funny but trust me sometimes things just start working agaih long enough to get your data off.. I allways though it resulted in heat but correct me if im wrong. If your drive isnt showing up in bios and yuo have checked jumper setting/ (cable select sucks change it to what it is) cords and power then the drive is on its way out. do you have enoug room on others to back up the data?
     
  17. bat

    bat Cold Fury

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    i dont have room for anything on any other drives. how could i even get data off the thing if its not even being reconized?
     
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  18. bat

    bat Cold Fury

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    i just tried another drive and either i have 2 dead drives or something is @%(&@#
     
  19. bat

    bat Cold Fury

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    i fixed it. turns out my ide cable was bad the last thing i could think of as i finally calmed down. thank you EVERYONE for the help as always :)
     
  20. Xie

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    Good to see you got it fixed. Always best to check the simple stuff 1st. ;)