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Mosqwik

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Hard Disk Boot Failure
« on: September 24, 2007, 12:34:31 PM »
My computer was crashing frequently whenever running video games and I figured it was from the video card overheating so I opened the case took the card out blasted the whole thing with compressed air and the video card as well and then put the card back in, nothing else was dissconected. When I turned the power back on I got the error "Hard disk boot failure, please enter the boot disk and then press enter" so I put in the boot disk and it said "Windows cannot detect the hard disk, it may be dissconected" and then I looked inside my case again and there is a thin red cord I didnt notice before that was hooked up to the hard drive but not to the motherboard, it is the SATA/RAID cord but I don't use that configuration, does anyone have any clue what might have gone wrong?

kbm292



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    Re: Hard Disk Boot Failure
    « Reply #1 on: September 24, 2007, 12:43:45 PM »
    Have you checked the other connections for that hard drive.

    ale52



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      Re: Hard Disk Boot Failure
      « Reply #2 on: September 24, 2007, 02:21:29 PM »
      Possibly when removing the video card you jarred loose the SATA cable.
      "...it is the SATA/RAID cord but I don't use that configuration..."  So you're using an IDE hard drive and not a SATA, right?

      If that IDE cable is in place the BIOS should see it, does it?  If the cable is in place, the BIOS doesn't see it and you can't see if from a boot disk, then the hdd tanked on you.

      Alan <><  :D
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