My computer won't recognize my HDD

By jail10
Jun 20, 2011
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  1. One of my computers won't recognise the HDD. I searched on google, on forums but i still couldnt find any solutions.
    The problem is that when i try to power on the PC, a black screen pops up and nothing happenes. I entered the CMOS screen , i checked if the HDD is detected , and guess what - it's not, although its set on automatic. Now i know for sure that the HDD is completely functional. The jumper is socketed according to the manual.
    Can you give me an idea please ?
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,067   +13

    sounds like a mobo issue, not a hd issue. Do you get a POST?
  3. jail10

    jail10 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    If it is a MB issue then its not the whole MB , as i sayed i could enter bios, the cpu works just fine and again , i can hear the HDD starting. Im sure its not the MB . Maybe its the IDE socket ? I have to admit, this is an old pc. But I only use it for office stuff. I have another rig for gaming and others... .

    And what ya mean with the "POST" thing ?


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