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Hard drive not found on wiped drive


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allanjs

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Just thinking here. Setup recognizes the hard drive, CD-ROM drive, Floppy drive and Zip drive.
Because this computer came from a school setting, is it possible there could be a physical
lock, like a jumper, setup on the motherboard or something ? Something that would not have allowed
access to the hard drive but only to the removable media drives to protect the computer itself.
Maybe this computer booted across a network and never did use it's hard drive. As I'm sure you can
tell, I know very little about how a computer is built.
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Here's something that may be interesting. I have a DOS bootable USB memory stick.
I booted the computer using the floppy drive with the USB stick installed. The
computer calls that USB stick drive C. If I run winnt from the X drive it wants
to install XP on the USB stick. Something is out of sequence here. I'm going to
try and check the cableing again.
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