Hard Drive Detected but not Booting
I have an old Seagate Barracuda 250gig 7200.8 IDE/Ultra-ATA Drive. I unscrewed it from my case to have more room to remove a dvd burner.
I can't actually fit the hard-drive back into the case but i'm sure that's not the problem... i've managed to just rest it on top of the case or inside somewhere. The problem is, though the computer detects the hard-drive (and BIOS auto-detects and can give information about it like the size of it), when you get to the part of the setup process that has a list of the controllers / their IDs, with a double-line border around it, you have the blinking cursor at the bottom of the screen, and nothing happens.
Usually, it blinks once and then changes to the XP loading screen. But now it just blinks - no error, no nothing. Considering the data on a hard-drive is a physical shape on the disk I can only presume my data isn't lost, but is my controller card screwed or something? I'm really quite worried.