Hard drive not recognised!!

  Advent3511 13:59 04 Jul 2003
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Hard drive not recognised!!

I have just got hold of this old PC, I removed the hard drive to see what it was then refitted it, and then tried to boot the PC , but it just hangs were it says PCI device Listing...
and at the bottom it says Verifying DMI Pool Date...

System spec:
Windows 98se
Inter celeron 400 (Socket 370)
32 MB SDRAM DIMM PC100
Sparkle Power Micro ATX PSU
Chaintech 6wiv Barebone
IDE Hard Drive: Samsung SV0432A 4.3GB
Booting sequence
Floppy, CD-ROM, HDD-O

  xxxx1968 15:14 04 Jul 2003

if ur comp loads in bos make sure u named the hard drive"c:" for example..if not u can name it from there..

  Jamie.com 16:01 04 Jul 2003

How?

  -pops- 16:09 04 Jul 2003

Did it work before you removed the drive?

Have you put the drive back exactly as it was with its cables inserted properly in the correct orientation and pushed full home?

Did you have to move anything to get at the hard drive (cables etc)? if so, check they are all back where they should be.

  Jamie.com 16:11 04 Jul 2003

Did it work before you removed the drive? Yes it was fine.

Have you put the drive back exactly as it was with its cables inserted properly in the correct orientation and pushed full home? Yes

Did you have to move anything to get at the hard drive (cables etc)? if so, check they are all back where they should be. No

  -pops- 16:18 04 Jul 2003

Straw clutching here but is the jumper(s) still in place on the drive?

Did you accidentally touch any of the circuitry/PCB on the drive when you took it out?

As well as checking cables at the drive end, check them at the motherboard end as well.

  Jamie.com 16:24 04 Jul 2003

I have check it all, and it all ok. I'm now doing a Surface Scan and it telling me that Some date is stored in a damage area of drive C.
So im doing the Fixing Problem were I keeo having to press "Fix It"

  -pops- 16:27 04 Jul 2003

From your latest post, it seems that your drive is recognised after all.

In these circumstances, can I recommend that you do a fresh install of the operating system?

  sil_ver 16:31 04 Jul 2003

Is the BIOS battery ok. As it's an old PC it could about to give up.

  Jamie.com 17:44 04 Jul 2003

-pops- I did try to fresh install of Window 98, and when it come to the "Restart the Computer" bit, it restart ok untill it come to the Scan error, the it says that there is a problem with drive C.

  -pops- 17:53 04 Jul 2003

I think we are confused here.

Your original post said hard drive not recognised. Now you're saying that you are getting scan errors.

Can you decide which problem you have, please?

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