no hard disk drive detected!

  Mabinigion 09:24 04 Sep 2005
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computer has frozen a couple of times. every time i reboot the above error in th title appears. any help would be appreciated.

  Pooke 09:30 04 Sep 2005

Open the case and check all leads are in securely, one may have become loose.

  Diodorus Siculus 11:52 04 Sep 2005

What operating system do you have?

What sort of OS disk? recovery, full disk or what?

  DieSse 16:28 04 Sep 2005

Better still - after switching off at the mains (v important for safety of components - not you!). Take out each cable end of the cables to the drive, one at a time, and refit them.

If that doesn't work, consider fitting a new data cable to the drive - it's very straightforward.

  woodchip 17:52 04 Sep 2005

Try a new Ribbon cable on the Hard Drive

  Diemmess 18:25 04 Sep 2005

Taking you literally - Do you mean that the computer stops at this message and won't boot as far as Windows?

If that is so, does the hard drive light come on?

If you can give a few more details it will give everyone more clues as to what might be wrong.

  keith-236785 11:21 13 Sep 2005

also check in the bios that hard drives are set to auto detect and for some reason havent been set to NONE.

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