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My PDHD1000 hard drive starts but does not boot up and connect to my computer like it used to.

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You have a usb controller board that is malfunctioning and it or the case for the usb hard drive needs to be replaced.
the power regulator that is built into the usb controller is not working therefore the usb logic circuit cannot transmit the signal to the PC viia the USB port and will not recognize the device. You can order or purchase a new case that will accommodate the hard drive from your local computer store.

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Cause: This issue could be caused by any of the below possibilities.
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  3. Remove added hardware /check connections
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Solution:Boot options are not set properly in CMOS
Verify that the boot options within CMOS are set properly. Below is an example of how we recommend the boot options be set. Additional information about how to enter CMOS can be found on document CH00192.
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Verify that there is no floppy diskette or disc in the computer. If the boot options are set improperly the computer could be trying to boot from the disc drive instead of the hard drive.
In addition to verifying there is no disc in the computer make sure that no USB jump drive, external hard disk drive, or memory stick is inside any memory card reader.
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1. hard drive failure
solution: replace hard drive reinstall operateing system

2. computer is not set to start from hard drive
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3. Hard drive not detected or cable loose.
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4. Hard drive file system corrupted and unable to find start up files
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