my HD 40 GB on ibm r50e was dead yesterday. i bought new H.D (WD 160GB scorpio). but when i'm trying to install Xp on this laptop. there is a message appear told me there is no hard drive install. the HD is new & checked by usb adapter & also formated. the laptop is not recognize the HD (i also checked it with one more HD 20 GB).
i try to change some elements on bios but it doesn't matter
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Re: hard drive problem
I've been wrestling with tw IBM's with similar issues for the last three days, one of which wouldn't recognize the hard drive or the CD drive. I'm going to suggest flashing the bios, this worked on the ones I have. Here's a link to the bios download. I recommend that you use the one for creating a diskette. Try this and let me know.
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i not sure but ill try to help all bios password user
enter wrong password 3 time if u get a code send me that code ill send u master password if i could not help dont angry let me know ill find another way.. Thanks
I recently had a problem where I could not Install win XP on an Hewlett Packard laptop computer. (Hard disk not found) error. I was downgrading the Vista System to Xp. I had to go to the bios setting and disable the sata hard drive setting and this solved my problem. I dont know if it will work for you. Try IBM support if its free!
You should partition your new drive first to say 160Gb (you lose a bit after formatting) for 1st partition and the remaining capacity for the 2nd partition. Because your Ghost image is 120Gb it can only restore to a partition of 120Gb, that is why it shows 120Gb on a 500Gb on a single partition.
You may be able to fix this problem without starting again by using Disk Manager (from Control Panel - Admoinistrative Tools) to create a 2nd partition on the hard drive and format this partition.
I dont think we can use a hard disk of 160gb in an inspiron 6000. and make sure you bought a ATA hard drive and not a SATA drive.
For the Western digital try to reinstall XP and install the device drivers before installing application s/w.
did you configure the 160GB hard drive as second???
there is a shorting pin between the ribbem cable and the power cable.
take a look on the hard drive, there should have adiagram shows where the shorting pin need to go to make it as secondary drive.
install the hard drive as secondary drive.
if you want the drive to be the primary. you nee to install the operating system on it.
with out operating system the machine will boot up in to DOS only, and a error message telling you the drive has no loader.
i have p1 express dual, i have put windows 7 ,2 gb ram , and upgrade HD to 250 7200rpm, i only have to run a cd so i update the bios. my email is firstname.lastname@example.org it took me many hours of searching to find it, i ll send it to anybody i dont believe that even lg company has that bios, is from ''phoenix''