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Hard disk not detected

My computer motherboard sometime detected hard drive but maximum
time not detected

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  • brando3 Feb 27, 2009



    My motherboard L4VXA2 does not have a monitor ( VGA ) on'board.I have to use a pc-vga card and I cant get the monitor to pic up the single from the dos.to turn on.Besides the hard drive won't boot on it. new board. Ive had going before, got virus and had to trash hard drive Trying to put bigger hard drive on it,Using old pentium 3 computer right now. Sombody Please help.I feel lik im back in the stone age again.

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Hi im josh in cebu phils.may i help you? if it happens when the hard drive not detected and sometimes detected. your main problem is the IDE or the SATA cable.try to change it because it is faulty. and be sure to mount it properly when you change the new one. thats all good luck friend hope i helped you.

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