This isn't really a dedicated server so I thought I'd post it here....
I recently replaced one of the hard drives in my computer and now the computer will not boot up. Now, I'll make this clear that this is not a Master/Slave problem, the BIOS isn't recognizing the hard drives on my home computer, it's a Dell, BIOS is something like Phoenix Revision A01 or similar. Any ideas on that this can be, do you guys think that this is a problem with power or data? Any help would be appreciated.
Well, I really must commend Dell support on this one. The tech that I spoke with knew his stuff and now, I'm posting on my desktop computer, not on my laptop like before. I went into the BIOS startup and pressed a series of keys and reset all the cables and it works now. I tried resetting the cables before, but this time it must have went through properly. I haven't actually called Dell support in over 2 years, and I have to say this was alright....especially considering this was only a home desktop computer.
Out of curiosity, how large were the hard drives? (The reason I ask is because dependant on the size many computers will not recognize the drive's full amount of space, additionally dependant on the brand there is usually a utility you have to download or that comes bundled with retail drives which you install so it formats the drive, etc....)
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Good to see it was working, luckly for you you didn't have the same problem I had. I got a virus that rewrote my master boot record on my hard drive, I had to do a low level format (Took about 4 hours to complete) and re-load everything.