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Mainboard & BIOS no-longer detect HDD & CD-ROM

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I'm trying to get my daughter's older PC working so she can get on Net
when her husband is using other PC for his business.
I found CTX-PC not working after son-in-law canibalized DVD-+RW drive
and now HDD & CD-RW drive are no-longer detected by either BIOS or

When PC is turned on I get normal single beep during POST then get a
"woop" (like a newer police siren) sound plus a clicking sound during
Mem-Test. Mem-Test is OK but since PC doen't see HDD, startup fails.
The woop/clicking returns periodically.

CTX AMD-K6-2/300
Award BIOS
StarBIOS Mainboard FC
Chipset Alladin 5
40gb HDD

I have done following:

1. made sure master/slave settings correct;
2. checked ALL cable connections
3. tried using diagnostics:
- PC Doctor (tests will not work)
- MemTest-86 (runs for long time with no results
- Daig43 (all OK except No HDD, CD-ROM or mouse)

Any suggestion as to proving what issue is?


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Obviously this is an old machine.
The click can be the Hard Drive Click of Death.
There is a school of thought that says a hard thwack on a stuck hard drive
may get it to spin up temporarily. What do you have to lose?
If you have a spare hard drive hook it up and see if your old beast
recognizes it and tries to boot from it.

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