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Laptop what would the problem be if the motherboard doesnt read the hard drive..

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You would not be able to boot into the operating system.

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

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    Narmada Anand Aug 30, 2008

    There can be multiple reasons:

    The cable needs to be checked:

    Power Cable
    Data Cable

    If they are fine, try to get into BIOS and see if the hard drive is shown there.

    If it is not then there seems to be a hardware pblm.

    If it gets recognised, then it is something to do with the operating system.

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