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Hardisk cant be detected

My maxtor hardisk can be detected on bios/cmos setup but when i format it on windows xp , it can be recognize.

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Re: hardisk cant be detected

Hard disk can't detected by bios.i also can't format my laptop because of it can't detect my hard disk

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