Hello! I'm in use of FS B-2131. My old 20GB HardDrive is dead. I bought new WD 160GB 8mb cash hard drive, but the system won' t read it. Bios can see only about 60GB but system won't read it. Any ideas?? Probably I need to upgrade bios (?) but even don't know how to do that :/
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A good place to look for a new harddrive is newegg.com. What you want to look for is a large cache, fast read/write speed RPMs and harddrive size. A good laptop harddrive would have 7200RPMs 32mb cache and roughly 500 GB harddrive space. Also check quality by viewing user reviews. I personally like Western Digital.
No the bios should be able to read the drive fine. The problem could be with the computer's motherboard. You should check to see if the original drive and new drive is detected in another system. Or you can try accessing them via an external casing / adapter.
Check the boot settings. The bios may be trying to boot the old hard drive and doesn't even see the new one. If the old hard drive was removed, the BIOS will go to the next boot device. Also, is there something on the hard drive to boot to? If it is a blank hard drive you will need to install an operating system, otherwise it will not boot.
Go to either bestbuy.com or compusa.com and look for the hard drive there. The hard drive will be cheaper going thru either of those places. Also check out pricewatch.com cause you can compare prices there. Also go thru google and check out the shopping results of the hard drive your looking for as well.
Lots of places to check and the hard drive will definitely be cheaper then going thru HP.
Hi there Put the cd in the drive, restart the PC and hit F2 while it starts, go to the boot options and choose the cd drive as first boot device, hit F10, save and exit, the pc will restart and then will boot from the cd, it may ask you to press any key to boot from cd, you will then see setup screen and the new operating system will start to install.
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.
I'm going to say that the drive is mislabeled. I've ran into this before with Western Digital two or three times, and quite a few times with various memory chips. Contact WD support, explain the problem, and their usually pretty good about getting the right one to you.
i have formatted the hard drive and put in all three recovery discs and it still won't load windows xp home edition.. i thought that was what the recovery discs were for.. maybe the hard drive is bad i don't know but if someone is having the same problem i could sure use some help here..