i have a tiny pc running windows me.unfortunately i cannot get it to start up it comes up with the message"PRIMARY HARD DISK FAILURE".Also i cannot do a system restore i get error code #88 unable to find drive.Can anybody help me please
Does the hard drive make any unusual noises, load clicking, grating or grinding? Does the drive spin-up? Check the power and data cables are properly connected. The data cables on SATA drives are especially prone to problems.
You cannot tell if the cable is any good by looking at it. the plugs are just squashed on when made and cut through the insulation and are known to fail. The only way to check is with a new one. Or swap cable with other one to test