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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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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?

Posted on Dec 17, 2007

Re: system not detecting hard disk

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

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