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Re: hard drive

Try going into setup and make sure the computer know it is there.

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Re: hard drive

Check that their isnt a conlflict with all your drives , check back of drives for pins ,master , slave etc, chech ide cables/ sata cables/ check hardrive is getting power. check in bios if hardrive is picked up in boot sequence, check if hardrive is in the sequence.

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