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Hardrive/Boot Issue

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Hardrive/Boot Issue

connectpc
My computer losses its hardrive and when I disconnect the ribbon cable and re-connect it sees my hardrive again..........this happens on and off.

Is it my CMOS battery?
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    Why Me Worry?

    the CMOS battery would cause your entire BIOS config to get lost, not the just access to the hard drive

    try swapping out the cable to your HD and see if the problem goes away

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    connectpc

    ank you for your quick response!

    I've swapped out ide cables..........that didn't work.

    Are you sure its not the cmos battery?........I've heard that they can get "weak" and cause problems like this.

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    ginese11

    This may sound simple, however it happern, ensure your CMOS jumper is inserted correctly on the motherboard. IF the jumper is not fully seated, you will lose your CMOS settings each time you boot up your system.

    Check your BIOS seeting to ensure all settings are correct. This may sound redundant, but welcome to hardware. Verify all specifications with the HD manufacture and motherboard. There are always the fine details, especially if you have multiple drives. Check the controller settings. IF the obvious is not the problem, cable, start aat the source.

    Good luck.

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    Why Me Worry?

    the CMOS battery would cause your entire BIOS config to get lost, not the just access to the hard drive

    try swapping out the cable to your HD and see if the problem goes away

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    connectpc

    ank you for your quick response!

    I've swapped out ide cables..........that didn't work.

    Are you sure its not the cmos battery?........I've heard that they can get "weak" and cause problems like this.

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    ginese11

    This may sound simple, however it happern, ensure your CMOS jumper is inserted correctly on the motherboard. IF the jumper is not fully seated, you will lose your CMOS settings each time you boot up your system.

    Check your BIOS seeting to ensure all settings are correct. This may sound redundant, but welcome to hardware. Verify all specifications with the HD manufacture and motherboard. There are always the fine details, especially if you have multiple drives. Check the controller settings. IF the obvious is not the problem, cable, start aat the source.

    Good luck.