cant read hard drive

Discussion in 'Tech' started by vinn, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. vinn

    vinn New Member

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    ive been wondering whats wrong with my friends comp.. cant seem to fix it..
    for some reason it does NOT read the hard drive. i switched with another
    hard drive and it still did not read. i put a dvd drive and it read. anyone might know whats wrong?
  2. Jamsan

    Jamsan Junior Member

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    is the ide connector on the motherboard specifically only for optical drives?
  3. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    they make those?
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    berkut New Member

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    some PCI controller cards are like that: only they are limited to hard drives and do not support cd/dvd drives.

    Umm, check the cable, try a different cable, if it's a rounded cable try a ribbon cable, make sure its the 80 wire one.