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Hi,
I have seagate IDE Hard Disk 80 GB. Previously it was working fine but from last day it is not being detected by its own system where i was using it or not with any another system. Whenver i boot my system it is giving error that hard drive is not available.

Can u please suggest me, exactly where is the problem and what i can do form my side. Already i have tried every step with which we can make any hard disk deetect with system. but it is not happening.

I am eagrly waiting for your advise.
I would really appritiate for your advice and guidens..

Regards,
Gaurav Rana

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I also encountered that problem about using seagate. first make sure that theres no loose connection between the MotherB and HardDisk. Or maybe it has a virus or a bad sector.,Try this, if you have another hard disk, try to make the 80gb a slave drive. then format it using windows base process (Right click the drive then FORMAT). or try DEFRAGMENTATION and scandisk for that drive.

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