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No fixed disk found

By srojas ·
Hello, I ran fdisk and it said no fixed disk found. So, I tried a different hard drive and it still didn't find it! tried ide-0 and ide-1 but nothing. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to No fixed disk found

the BIOS settings must be correct for fdisk to find the drive. go into BIOS settings and change the primary ide drive type to auto. if you don't have auto as a choice let us know the exact drive model number and we can help you find the manual settings...tell us about your hardware...

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to No fixed disk found

change the cables,
make sure they are properly plugged (both sides in and in the correct way.
and check the power cable too.
If not those it's the motherboard.

Leopold

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by srojas In reply to

I changed the cable already but it could be the motherboard because earlier the RAM was having problems

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by srojas In reply to No fixed disk found

ok, I checked the BIOS settings and it is set to Auto. The hard drive is a Seagate, Model ST36422A and it is 6.44MB. I'm dealing with an old pc! Thanks!

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by fred07 In reply to No fixed disk found

Hi

In bios go to detect HD and let it and then save

Old machines either need to detect or be told what it is

Old machines auto is only good after it detects the HD in its own utility.

fred

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by srojas In reply to

Thank you for your help but it's the motherboard that is not working so I'm going to recycle it!

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