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By llifan ·
My friend told me that his disk (Quantum-3.5 series)installed Linux and winXP,but weeks ago he could not find his disk forever. I checked the CMOS,it cannot find the hard disk,even I changed IDE and jumper on the driver.The weird thing is when I connected the CD-ROM and the disk on the same controllers(the same IDE),CD-ROM cannot be found.But if CD-ROM on the second IDE or take out the hard disk, CD-ROM can be found.I don't know the problem is in CMOS(virus or XP-lock)or HD,anyway I put my own hard disk on his IDE,it can recognised! His CPU is PIII-500,motherboard is AOpen MX6B/EZ.Who can help me to solve the problem?

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by TheChas In reply to hard disk disappear

It sounds like the controller board on the hard drive is bad.

So, your friend needs a new drive.

The only way to recover the data from the drive would be to replace the circuit card on the hard drive with one form the EXACT same model drive.
Chas

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by llifan In reply to hard disk disappear

I think you are right. I used Quantum Diagnostic tool, cannot find it either. So it should be changed.Thanks.

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by kishorebkvr In reply to hard disk disappear

Dear friend,
It might be prob with the hard disk controller ,to confirm again there are some ide controller cards u better plugin the add on card in your system and connect the hdd eventhough its not working u connect your hard disk toanother system which is working as slave eventhough its not working then prob. with the harddisk.
hope this will help u..

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by llifan In reply to hard disk disappear

The disk cannot be found on the healthy motherboard.So,I don't think the way is effective.

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by llifan In reply to hard disk disappear

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