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Hard disk not detected by system

makwanamilan96

Broken In
i was cleaning my CPU
after cleaning,
when i start the system
system does not start means operating system does not load
display says
"No boot device detected "

it means hard disk is not detected by system
i tried restart ,recheck all cable connection
it is sata harddisk..so i tried all sata ports and changed sata cable
but still it not worked

I took my system to computer shop

the guy checked my system and tried my hard disk in another system ,
but same it not worked..

he told me that harddisk is damaged.
he gave it to another shops but same ,no one can repair it.
hardisk is 5 year old.so no warranty.


as i have did nothing to it
working system just stopped after cleaning of cpu
i am affraid that how it can happen??

what should be problem to my hard disk ?
 

topgear

Super Moderator
Staff member
@ OP - some old sata HDDs have jumpers .. so if your's have jumpers make sure they are set in in correct position.
 

topgear

Super Moderator
Staff member
@ OP - just a question : can you see the HDD in Bios setup screen ? if NO then pat the HDD lightly 10-20 times and shake it gently horizontally and vertically for a couple of times ( do these at your own risk though and only if you want to try ) and try plugging it in.
 
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makwanamilan96

makwanamilan96

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@ OP - just a question : can you see the HDD in Bios setup screen ? if NO then pat the HDD lightly 10-20 times and shake it gently horizontally and vertically for a couple of times ( do these at your own risk though and only if you want to try ) and try plugging it in.

i am newbie or "noob"
.
can you specify by figure ??
 

nginx

In the zone
i am newbie or "noob"
.
can you specify by figure ??

You need to access BIOS setup. Keep pressing the Del/Delete key as soon as your computer starts booting. Different motherboards have different key combos to access the BIOS, so this is not guaranteed to work.

Once you are in the BIOS. Try to search for your hard disk under SATA heading if you can find it anywhere. It should state the model number of your HDD somewhere if the BIOS can detect it.

Do you have external USB enclosure? Easiest way to check your hard drive is to pop it in an external enclosure and see if it comes up on Windows.
 

Mario

Ambassador of Buzz
Please don't change member's names as per your liking; either use original name or don't use any. Its not like you call a laptop as lappy :twisted:

Corrected!

A lot of members here call Topgear, "Top"..and I am pretty sure, its in jest or in good humor....I am probably the only one who used "Toppy"...and I am partly sure (and I partly hope) that Topgear is not offended.
Having said that, I do see your point, not arguing with you.....but well, unless the guy himself has an issue with it, I guess, a little, pitter-patter here and there is ok?!
 

topgear

Super Moderator
Staff member
^^ I'm ok with Toppy ;-)

^ and how does that help?

noy sure .. just telling from personal experience. This trick worked 2 times.

i am newbie or "noob"
.
can you specify by figure ??

sorry but can't explain more clearly than the post mentioned above ... and don't call yourself a noob, it's not gonna help much.

Toppy Topgear, thinks head might be stuck, although I guess OP would have reported clicking noises in that case.

yes, that would be my guess but like I said before this method worked twice .. and both HDDs were not emitting any kind of clicking noise, they just stopped working and after some tapping started working again.

@ OP - did you check the HDD's jumper settings ( if there's any ) ?
 

Gollum

Collector
Msybe the hdd had it coming. Done drives just fail without warning.
If you did not backup your data then you are the one to Blame

Did that sound rude?
 
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makwanamilan96

makwanamilan96

Broken In
Ok Gollum,topgear,Mario,harshilsharma63,ngix,gearbox,The Sorcerer

My screenshot of harddisk

Front

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BACK

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NEAR

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PORT

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Hard disk details :

Brand : Western Digital
S/N: WCAP93799019
model: WD 1600AABS-00PRA0
(WD Caviar)
Date:21 Nov 2007
DCM : HGNNHTJEGN

Drive Parameters :
LBA 312581808
160.0 GB

Product Of Thailand


Hard disk screenshots download

http://www.mediafire.com/?3kqy05b4j1afdyr
 
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makwanamilan96

makwanamilan96

Broken In
according to the last screenshot your HDD has support for jumper settings .. see those 8 golden pins on the right side of HDDs power port. Here's a pDF mnual about jumper settings :
http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/other/2579-001037.pdf

btw, if your HDD did not come with a jumper the it should work without any.

ok .topgear i have read it manual.

guy whom i have given my hard disk told me that he has tried to do "master -slave " my hard disk in another system .
but that didnt work.
he knows every thing about hardware parts and makes asemble cpu. and he is trusted one .
i bring back my hard disk from him..

so what i am supposed to do ?
 
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