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dead hdd?

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I tried to add a 30GB hdd to my ubuntu machine and it wasn't working. i took the drive out and i can't boot up now. it's like the drive is dead. it is spinning but bios isn't detecting it.
the conections seem to be right aswell.
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I would check the data cable to the disk to make sure that it did not get partially disconnected. You could also try another cable in case the original somehow got damaged.

If the disk can not be seen, then it might not be functioning correctly. It is possible that the other disk caused a problem with the boot disk.

You could try seeing if there is a diagnostic program from the manufacturer, but I doubt that will work if the disk is not detected at all.
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