I'm having a problem when I turn on my PC I get this message "Detecting IDE Drives". Then it takes a few times turning it off and on to get it to work. Sometimes a good whack on the side works LOL. I've taken it to the local computer shop and he has replaced the HD 5 times by the way its a Seagate 500gb I'm sick of this guy not fixing the problem, hes the only shop in town. So if anyone can help me figure out the problem and fix it I'd really appreciate. OS is XP Pro. Thanks
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I would recommend trying to disconnect any other IDE deives and trying to start it up, perhaps using a different or new(er) cable.
This kind of problem can sometimes come from a bad cable or an optical drive that is having a problem being identified
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