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Hard drive I accidentally disconnected my hard drive while installing a memory upgrade. All the connections I could find are reconnected, but it cannot reboot. How do I properly reconnect the hard drive. Thank you

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The hard drive cable is either red if it is a SATA drive or WIDE WHITE cable if it is IDE.

On the back of the hard drive you will see a bunch of pins if it is IDE.

If it is SATA it will look like an L shape. The power plug goes in the 4 prong slot.

The boad will have the same looking connections.

If you can not figure it out give me the serial number off of the hard drive.

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Hi,

Physical connection would depend whether you have a SATA or an IDE HD as their data interface/cable differs, however the power would roughly be the same and/or would be using an adapter. Additionally, it may require that you auto/manual detect the HD in the BIOS/CMOS and Save before rebooting.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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Dtbdb,
thanks for asking us.
it sounds like you disconnected the hard drive, then reconnected it, and you still cannot reboot.
I recommend that you unplug the machine, unplug the memory card you recently inserted, unplug and then re-insert the connection to the hard drive, then reboot. Once you have successfully rebooted the computer you can then unplug it again and try adding the memory again. Make sure all connections have been returned. Also, make sure you have not disconnected the power supply from any of the components.

Good luck :)

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You can check this link for the step by step way to reconnect your hard drive: http://www.helpwithpcs.com/upgrading/install-hard-drive.htm

Hope that helps.....

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