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When installed the HDD spins but the PC does not recognize the HDD. Not in BIOS, not thru the DOS-prompt or in sys configure/hardware or HDD configuration. It also interfers with the startup of the PC and its performance. This problems is in reference to the: Hitachi Travelstar 5K500.B HTS545032B9A300 Har - 0A57913-20PK 320 GB Hard Drive

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One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they are probably old and faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
hope this will help

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