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Reformating hard drive, installing devices

\015 After reformatting the hard drive using the \015\012recovery disks, at the screen for installing devices the bar graph stops at the arrow.\015\012\015\012This has happened before, and a repair \015\012shop said it was a IDE connector. I want to\015\012take it apart and check all connectors, but \015\012I wanted you opinion on what you all have heard or found to be the problem. I would \015\012like to have a permanet solution. \015\012\015\012I was also told it could be a motherboard.\015\012\015\012The first time this[happened] required reformatting, \015\012was due to programs missing, drivers fail\015\012ing. The second time was similar, the third I believe was caused by a virus: \015\012program access was denied and Trend Micro \015\012Internet Security was uninstallable.\015\012\015\012The repair shop was able to complete the \015\012reformatting process but I feel a permanet \015\012solution is in order.\015\012\015\012Thanks, \015\012D\015

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Well, if it's your IDE controller, you're not going to get it fixed without replacing the motherboard. But it seems equally likely it could just be a short in an IDE cable. That could also lead to the corrupt files that caused you to have to reformat in the first place.\015\012\015\012A new IDE cable is probably around $10, and available at any computer store. I'd suggest starting with that.
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