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All EIDE devices error in POST: "Device not found"

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Anonymous
September 22, 2004 7:40:15 AM

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I know this is not a hardware NG, but maybe someone could point me in
the right direction to find the cause and fix.

Four year old PIII running WinXP Home. Two Hard drives, CD-DVD and CD
RW. System crash and on cold boot, error: Disk failure can't read hard
drive. Replaced HD and ribbon cable, still can't boot. In POST all 4
drives say "No device found."

All advice appreciated, and my apologies for off topic post.

Bob
Anonymous
September 22, 2004 5:17:05 PM

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You should reset the CMOS,some boards have a pin configuration to
do this,if yours doesnt or does,you can simply remove the battery for
15-20 seconds,replace,start-up,enter BIOS and reset.Go to exit page in
BIOS,set to "load set-up defaults" or "load optimal default settings",then
go thru and readjust as needed for add-ons.

"Bob Gibson" wrote:

> I know this is not a hardware NG, but maybe someone could point me in
> the right direction to find the cause and fix.
>
> Four year old PIII running WinXP Home. Two Hard drives, CD-DVD and CD
> RW. System crash and on cold boot, error: Disk failure can't read hard
> drive. Replaced HD and ribbon cable, still can't boot. In POST all 4
> drives say "No device found."
>
> All advice appreciated, and my apologies for off topic post.
>
> Bob
>
>
>
Anonymous
September 23, 2004 6:29:41 AM

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Andrew,

Thanks for your suggested fix, I'll keep it for future use.

I found the problem, and to my everlasting shame it was purely my fault.
Over the years I've installed many HD's with never a problem. This time
tho', I reversed the ribbon cable plugs on both drives. Old age, poor
eyesight (one left), disease (had chemo today), and, of course, failure
to engage brain have taken their toll. Have a good day. <G>

Bob


"Andrew E." <eckrichco@msn.com> wrote in message
news:90A86EB3-E860-4456-83A6-07C0FCAF59CE@microsoft.com...
| You should reset the CMOS,some boards have a pin configuration to
| do this,if yours doesnt or does,you can simply remove the battery for
| 15-20 seconds,replace,start-up,enter BIOS and reset.Go to exit page
in
| BIOS,set to "load set-up defaults" or "load optimal default
settings",then
| go thru and readjust as needed for add-ons.
|
| "Bob Gibson" wrote:
|
| > I know this is not a hardware NG, but maybe someone could point me
in
| > the right direction to find the cause and fix.
| >
| > Four year old PIII running WinXP Home. Two Hard drives, CD-DVD and
CD
| > RW. System crash and on cold boot, error: Disk failure can't read
hard
| > drive. Replaced HD and ribbon cable, still can't boot. In POST all
4
| > drives say "No device found."
| >
| > All advice appreciated, and my apologies for off topic post.
| >
| > Bob
| >
| >
| >
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