'CAN'T FIND HARD DRIVE' error message - Machine won't boot
Posted on 2003-03-24
I picked up a gateway PIII from a family member, they said it never worked. It is model FLEXATXSTC. When it is booted up I get two error messages:
1) Can't find HArd Drive
2) Can't Find CD-ROM Drive
This machine is in a VERY compact case, so much so that the hard drive is jammed under the casing that holds floppy and CD drive. One thing I noticed is that the ribbon cable is creased in three spots, I don't mean bent I mean creased to the point where it will never be able to be straightened out.
Could that be a problem? If not how would you go about diagnosing this problem and getting past it. I have no reason to suspect that the parts themselves are broken. The machine is in 'like new' condition.