Hard Drive does not work when connected to mother board

Question

As soon I connect the hard drive to the motherboard my harddrive do not want to startup, what can the problem be.

Answer

This question was answered on October 26, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Is your hard drive connected with the right cable and power connector? Do you have the red line on the cable in the pin #1 and connected to the motherboard in the right IDE connector? Is the hard drive set as the Master with the right jumper on the back of the drive? Is the hard drive enabled in the BIOS? Does the drive light come on at all when you power on? Do you hear the drive spin sound when you powre the PC on?

If the answer is yes to all of these questions then perhaps your drive is out of space or no longer any good

We would need more information to accurately help you with your drive problem With this limited information this is the best we can help Write us again with answer to some of the above questions, please.

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Posted by Michelle of Mesa Community College on October 26, 2002