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Shut down computer restarted hard is not listed or doesnt read

Restared the computer and will not reconsie the hard drive now turns on find light is on and the computer wont find it help please

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This Danish Khan
i am gonna solve out ur problem cetrtain
first of all u must check out ur Data cable which is called as a interface data cable
which attch ur hardisk to ur motherboard.lets change it by new one.still it show same error thn
u change ur hardisk jumper setting,whish is printed on hardisk.when u takeout ur hardisk from ur computer then u will find a jumper settings of hardisk over there.
i sure that u problem will be solved out by these steps.

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