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My hard drive does nt seem to connect I hear it spinning but nothing

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Your hard drive could be experiencing boot files issues. You may have to re-install your operating system again. Or do a repair from the installation disk insert into the CD or DVD Rom and then boot from there. Select open DVD or CD any key at the boot. Then install again and do a repair it will reload all the boot goodies. Or just redo the whole thing back to factory this is what I do when stuff like this happens obviously something got corrupted. This is how I would handle it also save and files if you can once fixed hopefully you did so that you can reload them again when you start from scratch.
Last ditch would be to unplug the computer from its power source then push in the power button and wait until you see a flash. Then plug the computer back in and power up again this sets the hard drive and drivers back to default settings. This is a hard boot process. Sometimes this works more times than not. Hope this assists you thanks for using FixYa! do not forget to vote for me. John

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