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Hi, I'm new.

I need some help. I have a Western Digital SATA drive.
Problem is:
I was formatting it one day then there was a power outage.
My PC restarted and suddenly it cannot detect my SATA hard drive.

All i want to do now is regain it's usability. Formatted or Unformatted

I've a lot of things like using my XP CD to reformat it but nothing seems to work.:4-dontkno
:sigh:
please help.
 
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Hi Danny Quest and welcome to TSF :wave:

There is probably a god chance that either your Power Supply Unit, HD, Motherboard,, CPU, or any other component is fried. When you turn on your computer how does it turn on? Does it boot up like any other machine and tell you no Operating System found or no Hard Disk found? What type of error messages do you get when you boot up? Also you should run the Western Digital SATA diagnostic software which is up for download at there website. Burn the Diagnostics to a disk and run it and if it shows any errors on the disk it is probably gone for good. Sorry for the bad news :frown:
 

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If nothing else works, try clearing the CMOS. Some times in a power interrupt (sudden), the bios setup menu changes and then it won't boot. Might be worth a try.
 

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First ground yourself by touching a radiator or the computer case.
Then unplug the computer from the wall outlet and open the case.
Remove the little "coin-like" battery on the motherboard.
Move the "clear CMOS" jumper on the motherboard from pins 1&2 to pins 2&3.
Wait 30 minutes.
Replace the jumper to pins 1&2.
Put the battery back.
Close the case and start the computer.
Enter BIOS and choose "Load setup defaults" (or something similar) - save and exit BIOS.
 

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Discussion Starter #8 (Edited)
it doesnt show anything... it just doesnt detect my HD anymore...

i think my SATA HD is a goner.... anyway,
i got a new drive.
SATA 2 i'm told. What's the difference between SATA and SATA 2?
Other than the usual "it's faster" answer...

:grin:
 
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