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Motherboard will not read harddrive

I.m getting power to all componets except hd. i check with another computer and the hard drive works.
i have also switch the power plugs from one drive to another and those work. but still nothing on hard drive. i also tried to go in bios and cmos and they should no hard drive detected.
anythouhgts.

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You may have a defective data cable, or controller.

You may have a defective drive.

Try to find out if the drive is spinning at all while the computer is powered up. It helps to hold a screw driver up against the drive and place the handle to your ear.

If the drive is not spinning, or if you hear a repeated click, then your drive has unfortunately become defective.

Lastly, If your drive is PATA (Or the roughly 2 inch rectangular connector) you may also try switching the direction that the cable is plugged in. Place the side plugged into your system board into the drive and vice versa.

Also if PATA, examine your drive for its jumper setting values.

If SATA, assure that your SATA controller is turned on in the BIOS.

While powering up read the screen for the System Utility/System Setup key, generally the delete Key "DEL"

Press this key during power up

Once in the menu look for Integrated Peripherals, or related topics regarding Onboard Controllers, SATA, etc.. .Assure that your SATA controllers are enabled, and while there assure that your set to boot off that drive in the Boot Options

Any of these could be a possibilty, lastly address *********** board manual one last time just to be sure.

If this information has been helpful, please rate this solution.

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Hi there.

You can manually add the hard drive in your BIOS settings. Have you tried changing the IDE cable, to see if you have a faulty cable?

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