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Notebook doesn't see new hdd

I replaced the hard drive in my toshiba a65 notebook, but now it won't boot. i cloned the original drive to a spare drive, then used cloned it back to the new drive (the disk copy worked fine on the drive) when booting from CD most dos tools don't see the drive, but windows xp tools do. the bios setup doesn't see it either.

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You can try upgrading the BIOS:
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=DL&os=&category=&moid=713738&rpn=PSA60U&modelFilter=A60-S166&selCategory=3&selFamily=1073768663&selModel=713738|PSA60U

I don't know that's going to do it for you.

This software will allow you to backup and restore the BIOS, just in case, as well as give you another tool to try cloning the drive itself:
http://ping.windowsdream.com/

Posted on Dec 05, 2008

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