Still Receiving Detecting IDE drives

By yakabod
Jul 17, 2007
  1. I've done many methods for this problem.

    -Disconnect each drive and try one at a time
    -Use new ribbon cable
    -Switch from CS to MASTER on HARDDRIVE

    The last method I have done was, resetting CMOS through jumper. Did the usual method and booted PC. Voila! It worked. So I shut down the computer and boot it back up. I am now stuck on BIOS again while Detecting IDE Drives. Also, I hear a clicking sound from the PC. What's going on?
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    The clicking sound is nearly always the sound of a hard drive dying... if it is a Maxtor or Western Digital or Hitachi.
  3. yakabod

    yakabod TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it is a western digital wd400. How can all of a sudden it does this?

    Also, how come it worked after the reset of CMOS then when i shutdown and power it back up, it goes back to the problem? :(
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Common problem with the WD... Thousands upon thousands of them have failed.... if it is the silver colored (metal) drive. When WE made a fix on new or refurbs, they changed the color to black.
    It is defective. Replace it while you can recover any data that is on it.
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