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Computer won't start and hard drive won't power up


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I have a problem, where I did something wrong to one computer. The hard drive doesn't boot, I put it to SLAVE on another computer and it won't start the other computer. It seems that when the "faulty" drive is connected (either MASTER or SLAVE), the whole computer won't start up.

How do I get files from this drive (IDE), when the computer it is connected to won't even start and then re-format that drive?

THANKS!!
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If the two disks are connected to the same flat cable then jumper both as Cable Select, connect the good drive to the end connector and the other one to the mid cable connector. If they are connected to two seperate flat cables then leave the good one as is, jumper the second one as cable select and attach it to the mid cable connector.
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If the two disks are connected to the same flat cable then jumper both as Cable Select, connect the good drive to the end connector and the other one to the mid cable connector. If they are connected to two seperate flat cables then leave the good one as is, jumper the second one as cable select and attach it to the mid cable connector.



No, that's not the problem.

OK, I've disconnected the motherboard FAN, and the whirring soun d has gone. I can hear the hard drive moving and working, but nothing comes up on the monitor, no start up bios, nothing.

Edited by jeffpqld, 17 October 2009 - 05:45 PM.

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Try to disconnect the "good" drive and boot with the "faulty" disk set as master. If nothing shows up, not even BIOS, reset the BIOS by disconnecting the power cable and removing the cmos battery for 10 minutes.
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Try to disconnect the "good" drive and boot with the "faulty" disk set as master. If nothing shows up, not even BIOS, reset the BIOS by disconnecting the power cable and removing the cmos battery for 10 minutes.


Thanks, been the best reply so far, hope it works
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