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On boot up not reading the hard drive all the connections look good

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How big is the drive? How old? You need a very quiet room for booting. When you boot, listen for a high pitched whine, this will be your disk spinning up. If you don't hear it, it may be stuck and a slight tap can sometimes make it spin again. Wishful thinking, but if it's older and small, break down and get a new big one. Don't throw the other away, the data can be retrieved. You can also go to bios and set boot for CD/DVD. Put in your master disk and you can get at your disk, maybe.

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