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I changed the power supply and now it is saying that the hard drive was not found

\015 The power supply went out. I put in a new power supply and it is now saying the hard drive was not found. Is it because I connected the wires wrong? It says consult the users guide but there is nothing in the users guide to help me.\015

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When the PC power off without normal shutdown, the Hard Disk can become corrupted. You can try these steps in Safe Mode (pressing F8 before the Windows logo appears).
1) Select START>Run...
2) in the resulting window type: chkdsk
It may repair any errors on the hard disk. If it fails, you may boot from your Windows CD (as if you were to install Windows), but choose Repair using the recovery console. Once in the console (the mouse is not used there), type:
1) fixboot, confirm typing "Y", and wait until it is finished.
2) fixmbr, confirm typing "Y", and wait...
3) Type EXIT to restart, and remove the CD from th drive. You PC may be up and running.
Its not possible to connect a power cable to the hard drive incorrectly. If you have connected the power cable make sure you have also connected the data cable between the hard drive and the mother board.

Hope this helps.,
Graemevm
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