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Hard drive and cd drive not recognized

My laptop wont recognize either the hard drive nor the cd drive. i want to install the OS and boot from cd drive but wont allow me.

is the motherboard fried. should i replace the motherboard?

at times the computer reads the hard drive and cd drive. other times it wont read either....

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In this case if your laptop runs occasionally sometimes not. The prom the is the faulty cable which is connected to the HDD and CD drive. Try to replace the connector cable with the other one. Check also the BIOS setting of the HDD and CD drive.

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Posted on Oct 02, 2009

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