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My 160gb and 500gb are not showing on the desk top last night they were there. I hasve done all the simple trouble shooting turning htrem off and on, unpluging the power and firewire cords and rebooting the computer nothing seems to work. I can hear the disk spinning when the computer boots up but hrey do not mount on the desk top. They are connected to a mirror door G4 and have been working fine until now. Hope you can help Thanks Bob Black

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Hi Bob,

This seems to be the most prolem with some of the harddisk now a days, try accessing the bios settings if the harddisk is detected by the system then the problem is from data cable (i.e. IDE Cable, SCSI or SATA Cable) which ever one you have as your connector try changing it see what will happen. And if the system is not seeing the harddisk from the bios settings this means the harddisk is not recognised by the bios which will not be display by the operating system. Try removing the cables (power and data cable) reconect them back again power on, access Bios, which is good to get connected. if not try resetting the bios to default set ide to auto detect.

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Hi Bob,

Just try resetting the BIOS and check if it works.

You need to access BIOS screen and most of the computers has F% key is assigned for Loading the Dedault Settings. After F5 key you need to press the F10 key to save the settings and exit from the BIOS.

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