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Can installing a video card that is compatable couse the Hard drive to have the hard drive failing message

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  • jimmy_hernan Jan 31, 2010

    i looked at all wiring and everything is connected were need to be

    but still get a message of possable hardware failure , hard drive or cd-rom could my hard drive failed

    what is the probablility of that happening

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Either you do not have the vid card seated properly or you knocked off the wiring to your hard drive.

Check closely your internal wiring to your hard drive.

A vid card that is compatible should never cause a hd failure.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

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    mpcheesman1 Jan 31, 2010

    you said hard drive failure first.

    hard ware failure is probably your vid card,do you use onboard video?if so you need to disable it in your bios.before using a vid card.

    Again check that the card is seated right.if it still doesnt work take it out.



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