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old drive, huh? 40gb, is very old,
what system, PC"? Mac? DVR? what?
with all old drives.!
plug it in, does it spin? Listen with ears, whirl'g sound is normal.
no , its bad, or the power cable is dead. try another,
if it spins good, shut it off.
next connect the data cable. to the drive.
turn on the system, PC answer, go into BIOS.
does it see the drive in the BIOS page , under DRIVES.
yes, good.
no , its dead.
easy peasy

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internal sata.
ok, here are the simple steps.
1: it must have power to the power cable, try 2,
2: put ear to HDD case is it spinning inside.
no, hdd is bad.
yes, good. no clicking or clanking allow, from arms distance.
3: boot pC, does BIOS see the drive (data cable connected)
if no, try all SATA ports. some are only for RAID, try them ALL!
if BIOS cant see a real Sata drive, the drive is dead.

let me explain BIOS, this only proves 2 things.
1: power makes it to the HDD digital chips/
2: and those chips can PNP report the drives spec and ID.
it does not prove the drive works, only that it can talk.
3: if you get it up in BIOS, (this is all par for the A+ classes today)
3a; the boot wINDoZ , run disk manager.
if DM sees the drive, then its there,. good.
now set the drive letter, if missing.
now program manager can see the drive.
give the drive volume label, like: 2TB-monster...
if you can not lable the drive, its VERY VERY sick.
as always , first walk then run.

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My drive has power but the icon for it does not appear in the My Computer screen

...Power and data cables, you mean(two - both), Are your drive formatted?(New drives unformatted!).
First, restart your comp, after keyboard flashing, press DEL or F2 and start BIOS, All BIOSes are various, search byself in all menues/buttons Onboard IDE and SATA controllers configuration. All of them must be switched on(on diag time) and it's disk types must be AUTO, and large/LBA mode auto too(after change this param drive must be remapped and re-formatted with full lost of data). Also in ADVANCED submenu I recommend switch off quick self-test(POST). F10 to save changes and if all proper, BIOS must identify disk on boot screen.If boot screen splashed too quickly, go back to BIOS and look for disk parameters. If name of drive here is correct, and drive's geometry seems true, all is OK. If Win or other OS don't see this drive in DEVICE MANAGER/disc drives, then seems you obtain a non-standard device that require model-specific driver from manufacturer.
If drive exist in DEVICE MANAGER/disc drives, but OS don't draw it's partitions in My Comp, then it improperly formatted(part of RAID or virtual partition, or for other OS).Then it's need to new partitioning and formatting(All data become lost).

If BIOS don't see drive, something fail - Mboard, cables, or drive himself. There is one way to half-check drive without Mboard and cables. Plug it to power only, take him in hands, move it to your ear and turn on power switch. First you must listen increasing spindle noise, and after 1-10 sec from one to three head turns.( Modern drives has a noise protection,and sounds are quiet).If sounds differ from this, drive is bad. If heads turns more then 3 times, drive is near to death(half-year max), but still works. If heads don't sounds - drive's board is bad. If heads turns continuously - them or plates's surface are bad.Go to repair or drop off.
Described listening procedure is a self-test of drive and gives 90% sureness of it's goodness. Then try replug cables and test another drive instead for Mboard check. Somebody talks that latest drives don't work with old Mboards, but I never saw this.

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Dell poweredge 2600 server recently display a message " No boot device available Press F1 to reboot or F2 to setup" Please why?

Did you experience a power event? Go to BIOS (F2), and make sure that RAID is Enabled. If RAID got turned off (power event, BIOS reset), then it will give you that message. If RAID is already enabled, then you may need to repair your operating system. If something else happened (drive failures, drives removed, etc.), then the array may be completely gone. Call Data Recovery services if it is critical you retreive the data.

Aug 03, 2010 | Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server

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Not deteck hdd & cdrom

Power down you're system and remove the power cable from the PS.
Open you're case. First clear the cmos jumper. See bottom of page 14 in manual. The GA-8VM533M-RZ motherboard was made Jan-1-2004. It is very likely that the cmos battery needs to be replaced. Average life span is 5 years or less. Pull the cmos battery and check its voltage with a voltmeter, it should read no less than 2.7volts DC.
I'm guessing it’s the bios that’s not seeing the CD-ROM drive and the hdd? Suggest you check both the data cables and their power cables.
Since the GA-8VM533M-RZ motherboard only supports ATA IDE hdd's, check the drives jumper. (It should be jumpered as a Master) and so should the jumper on the back of the cd-rom drive. See the link provided;
The link above helps but you're hdd may be different. See the sticker on
you're hdd for the correct jumper setting.
If you are using a single data cable to connect both cd-rom and hdd to the motherboard don't. Use an 80-pin data cable for the hard disk drive. You can use a 40-pin data cable for the cd-rom but if you have a spare
80-pin data cable connect the cd-rom drive to it.
Connect the hdd to IDE1 and connect the cd-rom to IDE2. See motherboard layout in the manual page 5. Need the manual? Download it from Gigabyte;
To view the manual you will need to download and install Adobe reader;
Re-connect the power cable to the PS. You can leave the case opened for now. Power on the system and press the Delete key every 2 seconds until the bios menu opens. (Make sure the time and date are set current). See page 19. Than turn to page 23. Make the settings as follows;
First Boot Device [Floppy] - (if one is connected)
Second Boot Device [CD-ROM
Third Boot device [HHD-0]
Password Check [Not needed]

CPU Hyper-Threading [Enabled]
Check all settings while in the bios, save and exit. The system will auto re-boot. If after replacing the bios battery (If needed), and the bios still
does not see either drive than the problem is either the bios or the motherboard's controller. The bios can be flashed but the MB controller can not be repaired.


Feb 15, 2010 | Gigabyte 8VM533M-RZ (GA-8VM533M-RZ)...

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Failed to boot, i cant even get to the bios! only the fan running, led(green) and (red) indicator doesn't even light.

Dear Client, unpluged all the data cables, power cables or wires, bios cell and RAMs. Everything should be unpluged from the motherboard for two hours and then reassmbled. It will work properly but when you reassembled it just plug with the follwing devices.

* Power Cables
* Data Cables
* Bios cell
* Processor + Fan
* RAMs

Do not attach CD-Rom or Hard Disk, just turn on the computer without Hard Disk and CD-Rom and try to enter in bios setup. I assure your problem will be solve. Now you can attach the CD-Rom and then try to boot up from the CD-Rom and in the last you should try to attach Hard-Disk. I hope you will do it step by step and get success.

Good Luck

Feb 14, 2010 | Asrock 775i65G Motherboard

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Require bios password

IBM BIOS power on password, hard disk password are stored on an EEPROM chip and is almost impossible to crack. There are no backdoor passwords available.
These password protection are set to stop unauthorised access to data on the laptop, also moving the hard disk to another computer to read the data off the hard disk will not work either.
There is a way to hack into the EEPROM, but requires electronic hardware skills to build a reader device, a working computer and software.
For details on IBM password hack go to :-

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