Removed HDD and BIOS runs BUT.....

Edenjo

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Hello,
Bios wouldnt work. So I read on the site to unplugg the HDD, I ran the setup and all appears to be good. Tried to re-plug the Sata in a different slot, but I'm back to a frozen splash screen. Does this mean the HDD is toast? If so, how do I recover the drive? the drive is a year old.
 

jrharbort

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If the bios is locking up, it might not be the hard drive itself. Have you tried clearing the cmos via the onboard jumper, or popping the battery for a couple minutes? See if this has any effect. Also, does the hard drive seem to be running, or is it making any weird noises?

If the drive was dead I think it would at least say that no bootable partition was found.
 

Edenjo

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Thank you for your fast responce.
I have popped the battery and nothing. The jumper you talk about, is it the 8 pin on my board ( only jumper I see ) and is that done with the power off? Also do I just pull the jumper and replace to the same setting? HDD is not making noise but I dont see the activity light blinkink.