Harddisk cannot be detected by BIOS


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eeh

My Western Digital (WD) harddisk cannot be detected by the BIOS after
the following procedures have been done.

Firstly, the WD harddisk (80G) is attached to my computer as primary
slave device. I wanted to test an old IBM 80G harddisk and so I
dettached the WD hard disk and attached the IBM harddisk (Jumper
configured as slave). After testing, I connected the WD harddisk again
without any change.

Then the harddisk cannot be detected by the BIOS. I have tried to
reboot several times and the situation remains the same.

Could anyone suggest me why this happens?
 
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Folkert Rienstra

eeh said:
My Western Digital (WD) harddisk cannot be detected by the BIOS after
the following procedures have been done.

Firstly, the WD harddisk (80G) is attached to my computer as primary
slave device. I wanted to test an old IBM 80G harddisk and so I
dettached the WD hard disk and attached the IBM harddisk (Jumper
configured as slave). After testing, I connected the WD harddisk again
without any change.

Then the harddisk cannot be detected by the BIOS. I have tried to
reboot several times and the situation remains the same.

Could anyone suggest me why this happens?

It died in between the removal and the reinstall.
 
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Rod Speed

eeh said:
My Western Digital (WD) harddisk cannot be detected by the BIOS after
the following procedures have been done.

Firstly, the WD harddisk (80G) is attached to my computer as primary
slave device. I wanted to test an old IBM 80G harddisk and so I
dettached the WD hard disk and attached the IBM harddisk (Jumper
configured as slave). After testing, I connected the WD harddisk again
without any change.

Then the harddisk cannot be detected by the BIOS. I have tried to
reboot several times and the situation remains the same.

Could anyone suggest me why this happens?
 
R

Rod Speed

eeh said:
My Western Digital (WD) harddisk cannot be detected by
the BIOS after the following procedures have been done.
Firstly, the WD harddisk (80G) is attached to my computer as
primary slave device. I wanted to test an old IBM 80G harddisk
and so I dettached the WD hard disk and attached the IBM
harddisk (Jumper configured as slave). After testing, I
connected the WD harddisk again without any change.
Then the harddisk cannot be detected by the BIOS. I have tried
to reboot several times and the situation remains the same.
Could anyone suggest me why this happens?

There's a few main causes of that result.

You may have forgotten to plug the power into the drive.

You may have damaged the ribbon cable in the process of changing
drives. Try another ribbon cable with the same number of wires.

The power connector may be a bit flakey. Try one of
the power connectors off one of the optical drives. The
metal tunnels the pins go into can open up over time.

You may have killed the drive, particularly if you flexed
the power connector on the drive too much getting it off.
If that is the case, you should be able to feel if its spinning up.

You may have managed to put the ribbon cable on the drive
wrong. Whether that is possible depends on the ribbon cable.
Some are polarised so that isnt possible, some arent.

You may have dislodged one of the jumpers on the drive in the process.
 
D

ddipro

Hi,

I have taken the DATA RECOVERY training and now I am confident that my
all data are safe and I am thinking to start my own Data Recovery
Business also.

I would like to suggest you just visit this site it may be useful for
you.

http://www.datadoctor.biz

Regards,
Preeti
 
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Odie Ferrous

Hi,

I have taken the DATA RECOVERY training and now I am confident that my
all data are safe and I am thinking to start my own Data Recovery
Business also.

I would like to suggest you just visit this site it may be useful for
you.
And did they teach you all the "tricks?" I doubt it.

You need to spend a few years playing around.

And only then do you realise how much there is to learn.

Helps to speak Russian as well.



Odie
 
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Arno Wagner

And did they teach you all the "tricks?" I doubt it.
You need to spend a few years playing around.
And only then do you realise how much there is to learn.
Helps to speak Russian as well.

They can teach a set of fascinating skills in only 4 hours total
of online-training:

* How to safely open and close a Hard Disk WITHOUT Clean Room
* Head Transplantation
* Clicking Sound Problems
* Servo Problems
* Platters Replacement
* No Spins in Disk platters Problem
* Logic Card Replacement
* How to perform Physical Data Recovery even if you do not have
clean - room and other such Expensive facilities and equipments etc.

I guess competence, experience and talent is now obsolete.

Costs only $500.

I am waiting for the course on "how to get rich quick". No wait,
that is what these guys are trying to do... ;-)==)

Incindentially I can safely open and close any HDD without clean
room too. The problem is what happens to it while it is open...

Arno
 
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Odie Ferrous

Arno said:
They can teach a set of fascinating skills in only 4 hours total
of online-training:

* How to safely open and close a Hard Disk WITHOUT Clean Room
* Head Transplantation
* Clicking Sound Problems
* Servo Problems
* Platters Replacement
* No Spins in Disk platters Problem
* Logic Card Replacement
* How to perform Physical Data Recovery even if you do not have
clean - room and other such Expensive facilities and equipments etc.

I guess competence, experience and talent is now obsolete.

Costs only $500.

I am waiting for the course on "how to get rich quick". No wait,
that is what these guys are trying to do... ;-)==)

Incindentially I can safely open and close any HDD without clean
room too. The problem is what happens to it while it is open...
I see the same "company" is offering a 2-hour course on search engine
optimisation. Only $1,500.


Odie
 
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Arno Wagner

Previously Odie Ferrous said:
I see the same "company" is offering a 2-hour course on search engine
optimisation. Only $1,500.

Well, at least they are not wasting much of their customers time...

Arno
 
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