Re: hard drive help
First thing to see. Can you go into BIOS? We need to see if BIOS is even seeing the drive- should be under devices or startup. OK if the drive is not being seen, check cables are plugged in or try alt cables (use cd cable if needed). Do you have other mach? Try putting damaged Hard drive in Working mach as a slave (checks to see if Hard drive is trucked up).
You said you put CD in drive and it doesnt read it? have you set the boot mode right so it boots in CD drive first and not hard drive?
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