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omni86

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So i recently bought a new case and fitted my parts into it

Everything loads up fine but im having hard drive problems..

When i go into BIOS it detects the hard drive as 4GB when its a 1TB.. Im unsure if this means its dead but there is certianly something wrong..

Can anyone please advise?
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SleepyDude

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Hi,

Some questions:
- Is the motherboard the same?
- The disk is Sata or IDE?

Make sure that all the connections are firmly connected.
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Same motherboard as before.

Sata 1tb seagate hard drive

I've tried changing the sata cables to make sure it wasn't that
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Same motherboard as before.

Sata 1tb seagate hard drive

I've tried changing the sata cables to make sure it wasn't that


Strange, in you case I would try to connect the HDD to another machine to check if it's detected properly and that can be accessed.
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For whatever reason the drive is mis-reporting its size. To fix this you need to go to http://blog.atola.com/ and download "Atola Technology HDD Restore Capacity Tool." Launch the program and select the drive that you are having the problem with. Click the Restore Capacity button. When it is finished fixing your disk you should shut down your computer and leave it off for at least 10 seconds before turning it on again. When you boot your computer your disk should be back to its correct capacity.
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I'll ask the same question on the appropriate forum thread:

My hard drive on  my OPtiplex GX260 appears to have died suddenly.

"Primary hard disk 0 not found"  (and same with 1)

In BIOS its not detected

The hard drive worked fine then on start up it didn't go past this page.

Dead or is there something I can do?  It's the way it suddenyl disappeared with no sign of failing that intrigues me

 

I've tried cleaning, unplugging cables and putting them back in tightly again already


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Hi Stevear, you should really start a new topic please, this is an old one and not even a completed thread.

Also your problem is not similar to the original thread starter.

You are in the right section or forum, but you will receive better attention if a new topic or thread.

 

Nev.


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