My NEO Q Note Laptop's HDD IDE 40gb needs replacement
My NEO Q Note laptop suddenly can not continue loading the Windows. I asked a computer repair outfit in Quezon City to check it. their technicians had repair my PC and other laptop before. I find them capable an businesslike. They sent a technician who tried to make it operational but did not succeed. He said that the Hard Disk Drive IDE 40 gb is defective (Seagate is the Brand) and must be replaced. The technician did not offer any part to me. He told me to look for a part.e I went around Gilmore, Greenshills, etc. and I can not find the IDE type. They have the ATA type. One store staff told me that the Seagate HDD IDE is still after shaking it and did not hear any sound. The Seagate HDD IDE has a 5 year warranty attached on it. It was manufacture 2005 and it is only 2008 now. Please help me. Thanks very much. Freddie
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First, I want to know if you sees the Dell logo after turning on the laptop? If yes then this is no boot issue.
1. Immediately run the PSA. Make sure laptop is off. Press and hold down the Fn key, while holding down Fn key press the power button at the same time just once. Once the Dell screen loaded you can now let go of the Fn key. Check if the PSA will run short test for the LCD, RAM and HDD. When full color displays on the screen just press Y. PSA will continue. Just take note of any error code will appear on the screen such as 0141, 0142 and 0146 these are HDD failure errors which means HDD needs replacement. If the test says no errors found then proceed to step 2;
2. Try restarting the laptop once you see dell logo then keep tapping F8. Select last known good configuration. Press enter key. Just wait and check if laptop will load Windows. If not then, restart laptop keep tapping F8 try to select safe mode check if it will load Windows. If not then prepare the Windows OS disc the one came with your laptop.
3. While laptop is on insert the Windows OS disc. Restart the computer. On the Dell screen keep tapping on F12 to show boot menu. In the boot menu select CD/DVD ROM Drive. Press enter then keep tapping on space bar until it will say Windows loading files, please wait.
4. In the User Interface it will show you some options to select. Once the Install screen comes up look on the lower part select Repair Your Computer. If will ask you to do Startup Repair, please do start up repair. If fails try the System Restore. If fails then step 5;
5. If you have important files in your HDD then back up your files first. After backing up of files you can now install the Windows OS. Here is the process in installing the Windows OS. Insert the Windows OS disc, restart the laptop, keep tapping F12 on Dell screen, on boot menu select CD/DVD ROM Drive.Install the Windows OS. Just complete the installation.After the installation install the laptop drivers.
I too had a similar problem with my laptop. My laptop had a virus
attack and somehow I managed to remove all the viruses. However there
was one persistent problem which was while booting, My documents used
to open automatically. Hence I wanted to repair the Windows XP SP2 and
so I went to BIOS and changed the settings to boot from CDROM. While
booting the installation CD from CDROM, suddenly I get a message: Hard
disk not found! This was nightmare. Then I got this solution:
My laptop was new and the HDD was connected to motherboard with
SATA, and we need SATA drivers before installing OS. In the likely
event of not getting this driver, we could still solve this problem by
confusing the computer. Go to BIOS settings and change the SATA to IDE
or any other. Then restart the computer. The HDD now can be seen and
you can repair or reinstall the Windows XP SP2.
you can buy the HDD in your laptop at computer shop, but check first if it is SATA or IDE...under your laptop,there are 2 screws remove that and remove the HDD and check what type of HDD you have..here is the idea, with 40pin its indicate IDE with small flat connector its SATA..remove and check and go to computer shop,they will ask you also how many GB you want...80,120,160 whatsover..buy and replace the HDD.
Hi LP, I’ am very familiar with ASUS motherboards. I am thinking you have posted two questions or more referring to the, ASUS K8V-MX board. When you sign into you're FixYa account you than need to click on you're profile. Within you're profiles are the questions you have posted. Click that question to add or see the expert's answer. If you need another question (about the same item) re-post within that same question. You can even copy the link to an older post & past that link into you're next question. (Than I can read you're last question & my responce). LP you have me all mixed up. I'll answer the question you have posted above. In the future please provide you're old post so I understand better.
There is nothing wrong with IDE 250GB drive or the SATA drive. The problem you are haveing is setting the correct settings.
The ASUS K8V-MX can support two serial ATA SATA drives. The SATA drive's can only run at 1.0 version. 1.5GB transfer speed & not SATA II, the 3.0GB speed.
How to setup the SATA drive? Please disconnect any other drives (IDE) & a second SATA drive that may be connected to the system. Except the CDROM drive. Using you're manual the SATA drive should be connected to SATA1 port. Page 1-24 in you're manual. Put you're windows CD into you're CD-ROM drive & boot the PC. You will see, Press any key to boot from CD... (press any key on your keyboard). Windows will start to install. Durring installation of windows the system will restart. You will again see, Press any key to boot from CD... (DO Nothing)! Just allow windows to conintue on its own. Windows will continue to install it's self. This will happed once again, & again do nothing. Windows will finish installing it's self. After windows has finished, load the ASUS CD into you're CD-ROM drive & install it's driver software. Restart the PC. You must register windows. Do so. Than update windows through windows update service. (This will take some time to complete). (Do not install service pack 3). If you have an IDE drive 250GB in size & you installed windows on it. You must erase the drive or it will conflict with you're new installation on the SATA drive. To do this, look on the IDE drive & you will find a large white sticker. Printed on there is instructions of how to set the drive pin. Set the drive up as a slave drive. (This is only temporary). Power off the PC & unplug the power cord. Connect the 250 IDE drive's power cable & data cable. Plug in the power cord to the PC & turn on the PC. Windows will load. Right click once on the start button & slide up to & left click on Explorer. Find the 250 IDE drive, it should be drive letter D or E. Right click the proper drive letter & format the drive. ( Do Not format, Local_Drive C:\ ). Once the format is complete, power down the PC by clicking on the start button & click turn off the computer. Once off, unplug the power cord. Change the pin on the 250GB IDE drive to Master with a slave. Take the 40GB drive & change it's pin so the 40GB drive is a slave. Connect the 250GB drive to the end of the IDE data cable & connect the 40GB drive to the next connector of the same IDE data cable. Re-check all power cables & data cables for good connections before closing the case. Plug the power cord in & power up the PC. Everything should run just fine. Setting the pin for you're IDE drive's can be very confusing. Click on the link below. This will give you an idea of how to set you're pin for a master drive, master with a slave drive. If you post the name ST****** of you're two drives I can post the correct pin locations from Seagate's web site. http://www.seagate.com/images/support/en/us/mxo_ata_jumpers.gif
Have more questions about this post? Good luck! Mike
Once you have loaded your main board drivers,configuration should be pretty much automatic.Personnally,I have my dvd drive on the standard IDE ribbon cable header,and 2 SATA HDD.One on each SATA header.After loading The mainboard Drivers,Windows did the rest.I haven't found any need to mess around with any BIOS settings at all.
I currently am using a Biostar P4M900 board,but I have dealt with MSI before,and they are pretty much the same deal.
You may have to go back into the bios and see if there is an option to automatically find HDD, or you may have to manually enter them in the Standard Bios Settings.
It may be that the old HDD are still in the bios's recognised setup.