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Hdd failure..

By mightyyoungfai ·
hi,
i need to know why my computer keeps on destroying my hdd? once i attach my new hdd to it, it can be dettected at all. that keeps me puzzle for a very long time.

i have 3 pc, all with the same spec. all running on network conneted to my home server. the problem start when one of the pc hdd fails, i toke the hdd for warranty and got a new one. so i attach the new hdd to one of my working computer and run symantec ghost on it.

after it had finished, i tested both hdd on the computer to see if it is working or not? it works. without any doubt i tranfer the hdd to the computer that without hdd, no mistake on putting back the hdd. but once i try to boot up it cant detect my hdd! checked everything that i could but still fails to detect my hdd, when i try to put another hdd to it, the results is same.

my problem is i cant get both of my hdd to be detected on the two computer? dont know why? i cant risk to test it on my another last computer.

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by shadowworks_2000 In reply to Hdd failure..

this is a shot in the dark, I totaly agree with one answer here using ghost, now this is my sugestion, if you want the harddrive to be reconised in the one computer, put it there and stop going back and forth with it. after installing it in the comp you want it, try running an "fdisc" to get the stuff from ghost off from it, doing this you delete the partition(s) then recreate partition(s) then reboot,then format the partition(s), load the os then transfer files and all. beeing on a network should help that is if your running XP on everything.

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by bryan_hartman In reply to Hdd failure..

Lets take a look at this. First there is nothing wrong with using you ghost image. If the machines are identical all necessary drivers will be there. 2nd your bios doesnt care about your sid or where your mbr is located. You can have a 100 machines with the same sid and mbr as long as they are not put on a network that way. They will all operate. So you have a good hard drive we know that is good. So you need to look at the power to you hard drive. Is it spinning up? you can feel it and be able to tell. then look at the ribbon cable. If you use a known good then move on. then problem is most likely the motherboard. call the manufacturer of you pc and tell them the steps you have taken. They will probably send you a new one. They may have you try a couple of other minor things. But then send you a new motherboard. hope this helps

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by Morris46 In reply to Hdd failure..

ok! I had the same problem with one of my customers computers just last week. could not get the computer to see the HDD at all. After checking the power, Ribbon cable and IDE Controlers, I came to the conclution that it was the Motherboard was at fault. Call the guy who sold it to you and get a new motherboard. stop with the headache. tust me you will feel much better. I Promise.

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