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    Re: and I actually tried to find an answer
    « Reply #15 on: October 16, 2006, 06:50:10 AM »
    IDE is the interface Between you mother board and Hard Drive, the Chips and cable's that make up the IDE Area, are less likely to break that The HDD it self, which is why one would look at that as the most likely solution.

    Hard Drives are made up a very fast spinning disks , little Sticks of Metal that fly around thousands of times in a second. this is why it might fail.

    Also the Error could point to the IDE Controller on your mother board being fryed, which would be much more work if it was the case.
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    Re: and I actually tried to find an answer
    « Reply #16 on: October 16, 2006, 06:52:54 AM »
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    Also the Error could point to the IDE Controller on your mother board being fryed, which would be much more work if it was the case.

    If this were the case the HDD wouldn't be showing up at all...

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    Re: and I actually tried to find an answer
    « Reply #17 on: October 16, 2006, 06:55:47 AM »
    What the *censored* is up with all the capital letters? Is your SHIFT key stuck every 100 miliseconds?

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      Re: and I actually tried to find an answer
      « Reply #18 on: October 16, 2006, 07:13:49 AM »
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      Re: and I actually tried to find an answer
      « Reply #19 on: October 16, 2006, 11:09:55 AM »
      so I need to replace the IDE cable? I can probably figure out how to do this, but do you think from the little bit that I have told you that this is the problem? so should I replace the cable or the whole IDE? thanks, Michael

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      Re: and I actually tried to find an answer
      « Reply #20 on: October 16, 2006, 11:52:24 AM »
      You need to go back a page and do what everyone was telling you to. Diagnose the HDD.


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      Re: and I actually tried to find an answer
      « Reply #21 on: October 16, 2006, 12:42:18 PM »
      how can I diagnose it if it wont go past any of those two screens??? That is where I was puzzled?/

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      Re: and I actually tried to find an answer
      « Reply #22 on: October 16, 2006, 01:45:07 PM »
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      how can I diagnose it if it wont go past any of those two screens??? That is where I was puzzled?/

      You download software from the HDD manufacturer which allows you to create a bootable floppy diskette.