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    Emachines computer wont boot up with the hard drive in.

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    by jbbauer44 ·

    Quick question for hardware guys. My mom has an Emachines computer, and it kept freezing on bootup right when it says enter setup or boot options. If I disconnect the hard drive it boots up no problem and it runs a live cd no problem. Put the hard drive back in, freezes still. Stuck the hard drive in my computer and it hung up for a few minutes on “detecting sata slave ide drive”. Windows eventually booted up but there was no hard drive listed in device manager or windows explorer. I have dealt with pcs with bad hard drive but have never experienced one actually making the machine hangup and not even be able to enter setup. I have come to the conslusion the hard drive needs to be replaced, am I correct?

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