09-01-2009 01:21 PM
Another member ajkula66 said "If everything looks OK, and your old drive doesn't show in BIOS either, you have a defective IDE controller, which would call for a motherboard replacement"
Do you think this is a possibility too?
George is almost never wrong. I, regretably, have to agree with his conclusion
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09-01-2009 03:36 PM
Well the old drive is completely shot, I know this for sure and I cannot be 100% that the "NEW" hard drive is working either because today after trying to see if I could see it in BIOS it is now coming up with an error message before BIOS appears saying "Error 0200 Failure Fixed Disk 1"(It did not do this yesterday when interrupting startup to go to BIOS).....Does this message mean that the "NEW" hard drive is bad also?
09-01-2009 04:41 PM
That message can mean one of two things:
a) The "new " drive is bad.
b) The motherboard (IDE controller) is shot.
As I've said, the only way to properly test and decipher the message one way or another is to try a known good working hard drive.
12-15-2009 07:03 PM
Should a know working external harddrive connected via USB indicate whether or not the IDE controller is shot depending on whether or not it can be viewed in BIOS when connected?