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Hard Disks Not Detected

I recently installed a new graphics card (an 8800) its much larger than my previous 6600GT i had and there was insufficient room to properly manover it inside my case so i unplugged my cables for the harddrives and installed the graphics card which works fine, or atleast i assume it is, then following this i plugged in all the other cables exactly as they were as far as i know. I booted up the PC and for some reason its just flat out not detecting my harddrives anymore, its like they don't exist at all. The only thing i can guess is that the cables were damaged somehow, but the cables im using to plug into the harddrives all connect directly to the power supply (those are the only ones i disconnected to make space) so replacing them is difficult/impossible without replacing my PSU. The harddrives hum lightly and rumble very slightly to the touch when the PC is on, indicating they are not broken and do work fine and the PC comes up with no other errors except saying "Boot Failed, Please insert system disk" trying to install windows because the harddrives are not found. Thanks for any help.

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Hi Alec, Chances are if hard drives are getting sufficient power (spinning hard drives are only a rough indicator) then there?s something wrong with the data lines that run from the hard drives to the controller. Check each connector on the hard drive to make sure it is plugged in securely, trace it to where it plugs into the motherboard and check them as well. They could have pulled out while you were moving things around. If that doesn?t work then I would try replacing the original video card. Let us know if this solved your issue and please don?t forget to rate the posting when we?re done.

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