Hard drive not found...

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Artex, Nov 1, 2002.

  1. Artex

    Artex Guest

    Ok I have two hard drives on one ide channel. Up until last night it worked fine. Then on one reboot, the bios couldnt find either hard drive. So I unplugged my secondary drive, bios finds the first no prob. Plug secondary back in, neither are found. Please tell me its not my hard drive.

    Artex
     
  2. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    Try clearing CMOS and reboot. But first, make sure one HD is set as Master and the other as Slave.
     
  3. Artex

    Artex Guest

    All the jumpers are correct. It just happened after working like this for months. I'm just hoping its a bios thing, and not my hard drive. Gonna update bios after work.

    Artex
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Sounds like something has come loose or unseated.

    This is what happened to me>
    Trying to set up a fax program from within windows. Click a button & the modem disappeared. Was dual booting at the time so went to 98 & the modem was gone from there too. Took the cover off the case, took the modem out, put it back, problem solved. Very wierd indeed.