His old HD started to do the chunky monkey a couple of months ago. It
would make strange noises and then stop. Eventually it died a horrible
death and either trashed the FAT or possibly trashed the drive itself.
When Dirk tries to put it in his new machine that has a new, working HD
installed, his MB keeps trying to select the old, dead HD as the Master,
regardless of how he sets the switches on the HD.
When both are plugged in the dead one forces itself to be the primary
and the new one isn't recognized
Any solutions to this? We're thinking the hard drive is gone, I mean its pretty obvious, but I want other people's opinions.
P.S. We've made sure the BIOS is set right, and I'm sure the IDE cable is good.
Edited by techie4fun, 19 March 2007 - 01:37 PM.