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MT3705 will not show harddrive or cdrom

My harddrive stopped working for the second time, so I replaced it. I was in the middle of install my o/s and it rebooted. After that it would not show that a harddrive or a cdrom was connected. Do u think it is the motherboard?

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At first I would think that a harddisk format would fix it.

but it sounds more like that your ide controllers on the motherboard is broken.
you'll need to get the motherboard replaced.

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