I'm trying to get my friends PC up and running again.
I've read forum posts on this problem already. I can't solve this issue.
The PC is a Dell Dimension 4600 with an 80 gb Maxtor IDE drive.
I've tested the drive...it works in an external hard drive case on my PC so the hard drive is not bad.
I've changed the CMOS battery and have tried alternate IDE cables. All the connectors are on tight and none of the pins are bent. The PS is powering the PC fine. The BIOS is set to auto-detect the drive.
that's all I got. I have no other idea why this drive isn't being detected but it's about to go out in a snowbank along with this POS Dell. :)
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.