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Clevo motherboard not recognizing hard drive

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May 6, 2011 6:24:35 PM

Hello,
I put new cmos battery in my Alienware m7700 then the hard drive wasn't recognized anymore. It had ide hd and I switched to Sata bc I thought the bus was bad and had to bc of the new bus. still not rec'zed. CLEVO motherboard. Any suggestions. HD works in another laptop but not the one I need it too.
May 6, 2011 9:48:06 PM

Is it recognized in BIOS? What is your OS? Does your OS recognize it?
May 6, 2011 11:18:46 PM

Not rec. in BIOS. OS was XP Pro and will be XP Pro again. I formatted HD with another computer. No OS on HD at this time.
Thanks you so much for your help.
May 7, 2011 12:34:45 PM

I Got it...... I used my Respawn CD that I got with the Alienware notebook. Thanks for the help.
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