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My computer does not recognise my hardisk in the bios

My pc was working fine but earlear because my hardrive is only a 20 GB,decided to shut down the pc and not unplug it,and just clicked the rear switch to zero,then i uninstalled my hardrive to try the other 80GB,drive to see if it would work but would not boot up even with 3 versions of booters,so i put my own one back in to my pc and that wont reeboot eitther now the pc does not go as far as any modes to start and in the bios it does not recognise my hardrive anywhere?please would welcome some advice on how to resolve this issue,any help desperate to get soughted,ive borrowed a pc to ask this question for any aid,regards,garnedd

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    Alan Jones Dec 10, 2008

    after a close inspection of the cable ribbon and found it to have **** in 1 area,put spare one in and it rebooted with all software and harware problems working,thank you for your timr and knowledge to help me,many regards,garnedd

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Reset you BIOS to the default values and see if that will work. Also check that your IDE? drive is set to MASTER and that the cable ribbon is in correctly on both the MB and the HD. 

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