hard drive prob

  dsilvers 16:28 05 Jan 2004

Help, I have a herd drive problem, when i have the ribbon plugged into the hard drive abd turn on the computer it will not spin, but if i unplug the ribbon from the hard drive and start it up the hard drive does spin, i have tried different ribbons even tried a new one and still doesn't work, any help would be great.

Thank you


  plankton 16:43 05 Jan 2004

What happened prior to the problem? Is the cable connected to the motherboard properly, and inserted the correct way round? Is it the master or a slave?

  plankton 16:48 05 Jan 2004

If you have access to the net (I assume you have...;o)), go to the manufacturer's site (ie Maxtor or Western Digital or Seagate or whatever) and download their diagnostic software which runs from floppy....this may help.

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