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System not detecting hard disk

I have 20GB samsung hard disk.i used to transfer large data through inserting my hard disk into friend's PC.once when i inserted it his PC was not able to detect both hard disks i.e.his & mine both hard disks.when i removed my hard disk ,his pc was detecting his hard disk as before and was working fine .so i dont know wht happened to my hard disk and is it now reparable or not.wht shud i do?? please tell me.

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  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2007

    the same thing happened to me i plugged my friends hard drive in ..

    and now my computer cant find mybook ..

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  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2007

    the hard drive aint min its fine the other the thing is gone..the usb say its unknowed and need to reinstal its drives but dont remeber instaling any drivers to the hd

  • Fleece Jan 07, 2008

    I have the same issue - it says I need to install drivers but the drivers are on the ext hard drive so are unaccessable. Any ideas as the WD website only allows you to download the drivers if you bought from a specific place... which I didn't.

  • Boyet23 Jun 06, 2008

    I have SimpleTech 120GB External Hard Drive but my PC with Windows XP SP2 does not detect the hardware however it can be detected by any laptop computer. What is the problem of this product? It seems that it is not compatible with Desk Top PCs. Or it depends on the Windows package. I installed already the driver but it is not compatible with service pack 2.


  • faisal_ktd Apr 09, 2009

    i have the same problem on my hard drive. i have check all jumper and also try with other computer. it dosen't work too. what should i do?

  • rcampbell013 May 11, 2010

    I have installed a sata drive in my computer and it does not see it I have windows xp



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I have assembled a new system with Intel Classic Series DG33BU mother Board and a SATA Maxtor 160GB hard Drive.
When booting the computer for the first time I receive an error message. Media Test Failure-Check Cable. The settings recognise the hard drive but itfailes to boot so I can load MB Drivers. Is the Hard Drive damaged and How? It is new.
Sata connections. What can I do?

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Check the position of the master/slave jumper on the drive.

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