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Dominican0    0

I have a boot disk already, thats not where my problem is, lol....gonna go try something...be right back

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Dominican0    0

if i prompt this......C:\fdisk/mbr...it closes that screen, and loads up a new blank one and it shows up like this....

No Fixed Disks Present

C:\>_

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Fred Derf    217

1. Are the drives getting power? Do they make a spinning-type noise? Are they making a clunking noise?

2. Have you checked the cables? Sounds like you did.

3. Can you see the drive in the BIOS? IDE Autodetect or whatever.

good enough for now.

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Dominican0    0

let me check...be back in a few

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Fedr0    40

Ok. Type fdisk and press enter. Eventually answer yes when it asks if you want to see large disks. Now, select the number where Display partition information is written. Report back the results.

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Dominican0    0

k...brb

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Dominican0    0

ok..i did that, and what it does is, it clears the screen and comes up in a new one....and the new one is exactly like what i am about to type...but in Dos format....

No Fixed Disks Present

C:\>_

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Fedr0    40

Can you make a dir on disk c? Because I'm almost sure that what you see as disk c is just the ramdisk installed by the 98 bootdisk.

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Dominican0    0

how would i go about in making a dir?

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Fedr0    40

If you type dir and press enter, it lists you the content of the current directory you're on. Considering that, as you said, you are on c:\ (root of the disk then), it will list what's in that. Please write here the first 3 or 4 things it displays.

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Solarix    0

just type dir

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Dominican0    0

ok, let me go try it...brb

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rezza    1

this sounds like something is ****** to do with your ide cables... open the comp, check the ide cables are plugged in securely & the right way round, check the power connectors are in firmly, check the jumper on the drive is set properly (for master, slave etc.) and try again.

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Dominican0    0

yea, you are right...it is the MS-Ramdrive

the first four itmes that show up are

Attrib.exe

chkdsk.exe

command.com

debug.exe

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seethru    28

yea, certainly sounds like something isn't plugged in righ or at all.

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Fedr0    40

Probably stupid question, but does the disk show up in the POST?

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Dominican0    0
this sounds like something is ****** to do with your ide cables... open the comp, check the ide cables are plugged in securely & the right way round, check the power connectors are in firmly, check the jumper on the drive is set properly (for master, slave etc.) and try again.

I have the computer open as it is so that i can see if anything happens inside...all the cables are firmly placed both on the mobo and on the actual HD...the power cords are on and there is only one HD so theres no need for a slave and the HD that i do have, the jumpers are set on the first 2 all the way to the left....

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SOOPAH256    0

only 4? there should be a lot more...including fdisk. :/

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Dominican0    0
Probably stupid question, but does the disk show up in the POST?

wat do you mean disk show up on the post?

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Fedr0    40

Soopah, I asked him to list just the first to be sure that was a ramdrive. :)

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seethru    28

try switching out the ide cable itself, or put it in the second ide place on the mobo. Also, if it isn't making any spinning noises etc that would let you know its getting power try another power plug.

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Dominican0    0

yea there are alot more, but he only asked me to list the first 4....dont worry fdisk was included in the others that i didnt list ; )

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Fedr0    40

What I meant is to check if the disk is recognized in the bios.

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rezza    1

yeah if you go into your BIOS setup program, can you see the hd there? if not, then its almost definitely a cabling issue (or the hard drive controller has died)

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Fedr0    40

If not, the disk could even be dead.

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