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Boot failuer and cmos error and not detect by bios

I hv pata harddisk. When I m start my pc he show bootfailuer. when i format my system. they show harddisk not detect. i did many time try format to my pc, bt didnt. I clean my ram nd chek another part of pc .

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Turn off your pc and remove all electrical contacts from casing. Remove and clean RAM contacts with paper. Reinsert RAM check pata cables: are the connected correctly and tightly. Also check that if you have one cd rom and pata drive on the same cable then one must be set to master and the other to slave (or if you have two harddisks). This is called jummper configuration. Please reply if you don't understand anything.

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You might have some jumper setting issue. please read the following link
http://www.wdc.com/en/library/eide/2579-001037.pdf

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Hi,
reseat your pata hard drive, take out the power cable on your system tower, press and hold the power button for more than 15 seconds and then take out the connections on the hard drive and put them back in and then using cmos setup to default values and now try to start your system and see if your hard drive is detected.
if not
swap the power connector with some other free power connector, and try if this also not work
swap your pata cable with another pata cable and if this also doesn't work
either your hard drive or your motherboard is bad.
If You think my solution was helpfull please do rate me
Regards
Ltoso

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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