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dlw

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What do you when booting up and your box hangs at;
Detecting IDE Drives...

Any ideas on how to solve this?

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Have you added or removed anything from the case?
Could be a loose or bad cable going to the drive.

If you are comfortable. Shut down the computer and open the case. Check/ reseat the ribbon cable going to the hard drive, and try again.
Let us know.
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Yes, I'm comfortable with opening the case.
In fact, it's always open.

I checked all cable connections then replaced the primary cable.
Turned box back on and it worked.

Was the cable bad? I don't know.
I may put it back in later to see.
For now, I'm just glad the dumb thing is working.

Thanks for replying.
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