A friend's computer recently stopped working. When it would boot up, it would go thru the splash screen and then show the message " No operating system found."
I did everything I know to do....check snd reseat cables, swap cables, look for obvious damage, but it still would not boot. At this point I thought the drive was bad.
I have a new drive installed with the supplied cable. I tried to run the Maxtor Maxblast software to get the drive ready, but now the CD drive will not work. It seems that the drive is not recognized by the system. A message comes on boot, stating that the CD-Rom is missing or not installed. I made a floppy from the Maxtor disc....the floppy still does work......hoping I could run the Maxblast from the floppy. The software loads, but it says that A Maxtor drive is not installed.
When I boot the computer, the small indicator light on the front of the CD never lights up...........so I now I wonder if the hard drive and the CD drive are getting any power at all? But if the floppy is working, wouldn't this mean that power should be at the other 2 drives as well?
Any ideas would helpful......Thanks