hard drive says not installed

  cybermumsue 13:50 29 Oct 06
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hi

i have a quantum fireball hard drive (about 7 years old or so) and has been working fine until yesterday when it said "hard drive not installed".
the wires are fine

what could have happened? have i lost all my data?
much thanks for any help!

  Jak_1 13:51 29 Oct 06

Can you see it in bios?

  cybermumsue 19:52 29 Oct 06

i will have a look tomorrow but it does say on the start up screen primary ide - none

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:29 29 Oct 06

Its possible it has died or the IDE cable is loose /faulty.

Sap the ide cable with the one to the CD drives (if you have two cables in the PC.

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