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Need to know If I can use this hard drive in this laptop?

Hi,
My friends laptop hard drive has failed I do have a new one which I installed but this isnt working. The original one was a ''Fujitsu MHV2100BH PL SATA'' and the new one is a ''Toshiba MK1652GSX SATA'' is this compatible with a Philips Freevents X55P. As When I go into the Windows installation it says Setup didnt detect and hard disk drives. Can you help please

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  • Emma J
    Emma J Nov 30, 2008

    I am installing Windows XP.

  • Emma J
    Emma J Nov 30, 2008

    Ive inserted it properly and it shows up in the bios. The laptop is a Philips X55P. But the installation of Windows XP says Setup did not detect any Hard drives.

  • Emma J
    Emma J Nov 30, 2008

    Where do I find this file that I may need then?

  • Emma J
    Emma J Nov 30, 2008

    i have downloaded the nlite but i wasnt asked to unzip any files....

  • prod_105 Mar 27, 2009

    Does anyone have the Drivers for philips freevents x55?

  • Teis Thomsen
    Teis Thomsen May 11, 2010

    way back, in the SATAs youth, the WinXP didn't recognize the SATA HDD.

    If that's the case here, someone might know where to find the file you need to "se" your HDD in WinXP.

    regards

    /Teis

  • Teis Thomsen
    Teis Thomsen May 11, 2010

    A SATA disk is a STAT disk, so thats not your problem.

    Are you installing WinXP or Vista?

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Hi again,

here is the awser to all you problems :-)

Get thise drivers:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/nLite.shtml
download the drivers and unzip them (in case they come archived) in a desired location. Then download and install the Nlite application. When you start the Nlite application, you will be asked to provide the location for the Windows installation package. Insert the genuine Windows Installation CD into the CD drive and, inside the application, select the CD drive letter.

regards
/Teis

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  • Teis Thomsen
    Teis Thomsen Nov 30, 2008

    Yah m8, I see,



    Download from this site,

    http://www.nliteos.com/download.html


    - get the Self-extracting archive,

    Install nLite on a working WinXP pc,

    Run nLite and point at --> Your CD drev with your WinXP installation CD in.

    Create a map on C:\ (to copy the WinXP instalating software in to, with the imbedded file to se your HDD)

    wait, - the software is gathering information on WinXP.

    When ready, go next, and choose setup and create.

    Next

    Next

    Next

    Next

    Press Ok

    The program is now finalizing

    Next

    In “mode”, change to create Image (I think it already is set for that)

    Place the image in the C:\map you made for nLite (make sure that there is sufficient space for 500+MB)

    Remove your install disk

    Insert an empty burnable CD

    Change “create Image” to “Burn Image”, - point at the above map (where you saved the *.iso file).

    Burn - pop a beer J

    Congratulation, now you have a bootable CD with the files needed to contact your HDD on the computer you want to install WinXP on.

    In order to install WinXP, - I haven’t been there, but if it asks to insert you “original” Installation disk, have that one ready….

    This one was tough, but I made it all – until the install on your laptop with the SATA disk on, - so far it’s working as explained here, step by step.

    I just popped a good Danish beer, padding myself on the back, saying “good on you m8” J

    Good luck

    /Teis

  • Teis Thomsen
    Teis Thomsen Dec 01, 2008

    After all this, I would apriciate if you vote "FixYa".

    /Teis

  • Teis Thomsen
    Teis Thomsen Dec 01, 2008

    Forgot in the late houers,

    every time I write "map" replase with "folder",

    map is the Danish word for folder.... :-)

    AND, under wy of making this image, it will ask you what to install on the image.

    There is four majer boxes to the left in that window,

    dont choose the first two, as you then have to have SP2 on your computer, as well as all the drivers, - only the two bottom once.

    SP2/SP3 and the drivers you can install later on, when Windows is up and running.

    Thats all

    /Tis

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More than likley its not inserted all the way. See if it shows on the boot menu in BIOS. To get to BIOS in TOSHIBA units I believe its F2 at startup.

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