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Won't detect the hard drive

I'm trying to fix a friends PC. The original D845HV motherboard is defunct after testing everything, so I purchased another identical board and fitted it today. The board fires up fine but won't boot the hard drive. I can get to BIOS and noticed that the board is failing to detect the HD. I've tried swapping the IDE cables, using a different power pack, checking all cables are fitted properly, swapping the processor for another P4 and checking the HD in another PC.

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  • potatoehead6 Aug 31, 2008

    I've just gone through bench testing and managed to work out that I had cabled the IDE incorrectly. I was using the same cable plugged to both HD and CD ROM instead of attaching a separate IDE cable from the secondary slot on the motherboard to the CD ROM. All works now. It's just a case of putting it back together in the box.

    Thanks a load!



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