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Cannot detect my sata hard drive during POST. I tried to use another sata cable but the same problem. I tried to transfer the hard drive in same mother board unit and it works fine. I tried the 4 slots (i.e sata1,2,3,4) but to no avail. I already reset the bios by removing the battery on the maother board. Please give me another isolation tyoe of solution. thanks a million

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Try to use another SATA drive in this machine...if this new HD is detected by this machine...
try connect the old HD on another machine....if it cannot be read there...also.... then i am sorry the HD is OUT/dead....

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