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Lights on tower recognize drive. Running Xp on an e machine. Drive will not recognize, data, music or dvds. Have tried all solutions as well as uninstall. Although it worked on and off by chance over the last month it no longer functions at all and is NOT a hardware problem. Please help!

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Have you checked your leads
One bad/faulty lead can cause a computer with lots of problems
replace all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your motherboard to hard drive
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they are probably old and faulty ?
hope this helps

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