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New 160 gig hard drive, can't load XP on Fujitsu S6210

I give up. It’s not the hard drive. It’s something with the machine. The new hard drive is doing the exact same thing. I tried flashing the bios. I tried both hard drives in another machine and they worked fine. I tried starting the setup in another machine and then putting the drive back into your machine to complete it and that fails. For some reason, the machine will not allow me to format the drive. And if I format the drive in another machine, yours won’t recognize it. It still errors out when you try the windows install. 100 ATA 5400 160 GIG

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Insert the new hard drive in your laptop, boot up and go into the BIOS.
Check if the hard disk setting is set to Auto (detect). Check the system configuration and see if it detects the hard disk.
If there is a hard disk diagnostic utility within the BIOS, run it to check the hard disk.
You can also test the hard disk by booting up with a boot floppy disk, run fdisk.exe to see if can display, create a partition, and format the hard drive etc.

If not of this works then it is highly possible that you have a faulty disk controller in your laptop.

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What does flashed the computer mean


The correct term is to "flash the BIOS". The BIOS (Basic Input-Output System" is a small, physical chip hardwired onto every computer motherboard. It is key to booting and running your computer; when you press the power button, the power supply starts and the very next thing that activates is the BIOS which sends instructions to the CPU (your processor) to activate your hard drive and other devices (DVD drives, USB ports, etc.) which has your operating system (aka Windows) and boots Windows. Sometimes you have new technology you want to install on an old machine, and in order for your operating system to "see" it the BIOS must be updated with new commands. So "flashing" means that you overwrite the BIOS with a new set of instructions. No BIOS should be flashed unless:
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>You know exactly what you are doing and how to do it
>You know exactly what to do if your flash goes bad.
If a flash is done improperly you will ruin your computer and cannot boot. Period. Sometimes it can be fixed with a re-flash, but don't depend on it.

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Hi yancart,

I see that you are having issue booting into windows on your machine and that you are getting black screen and a blinking cursor.

The issue you are experiencing can be a Hard Drive issue not being detected on the machine or possible something else is wrong with the system to be able findo ut we try doind some steps to check the machine.

>First turn the Machine OFF.

>Turn the Machine ON again then Keep on tapping F12 on your system to boot into the Boot Menu, or if it shows on the screen Press F11 Boot Menu then you should press F11 if your system uses F11 but in regular machine F12 is the Boot Menu.

>Once you have the Boot Menu Screen it should give you options from your Hard Drive to the DVD drive on your machine.

> Select you Hard Drive it should be the first on the list highlighted in Blue then press Enter on it to boot into your Hard Drive.

>Check if this will boot into your Hard Drive if it does not then, possible your Hard Drive is nto detected.

>If you can try to reseat your Hard Drvie from the machine just to see if it went loose, then try restarting the system again and see if it will boot into windows.

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99.9% of all computers will never need the bios flashed.
This is printed on the bottom of the gigabyte web site.

Warning:
Because BIOS flashing is potentially risky, if you do not encounter problems using the current version of BIOS, it is recommended that you not flash the BIOS. To flash the BIOS, do it with caution. Inadequate BIOS flashing may result in system malfunction.
The problem with your computer has nothing to do with the hard drive. You need to repair the bios. There is a way to flash the bios without booting into Windows. I'm pretty sure that a floppy drive is involved. You're going to have to figure out how to flash it back to your original bios that you have saved on your hard drive without booting into windows. There is some info on gigabyte web site about flashing bios. My internet connection is bad today and I can't download very well from that site or I'd give you an address. www.gigabyte.com.tw

Also remember that when you flash the bios all the settings in your bios reset. You should enter setup and click on the "load optimal defaults" Then you need to make sure date and time are right. Need to set boot options. Check that the clock ratio is right for CPU. There are a lot of options in there that can be keeping your system from booting it isn't necessarily a failed bios flash other than not getting the settings right after flashing.

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The BIOS is the "Basic Input/Output System".
It is stored on a chip on your motherboard.
Generally, the BIOS _never_ needs to be updated ("flashed").

You can change hardware (amount of RAM, add/remove add-in audio/video/network cards, new hard-drive) and the BIOS will detect the new & changed devices, without needing to be "reset".

If you can press DELETE and get to "BIOS setup", then re-enable that "BIOS Guardian", save changes, and exit from setup.

So, exactly what "prompt" are you getting?

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The data is still on the hard drive. So, what you can do with the hard drive, if you decide to get a new board instead of trying to fix this one is to put the hard drive in another computer and set the drive as slave. Next is to copy your data to a DVD (s) or another hard drive.

In this case you have a couple possibilities. Try to fix this board with a new bios module (if it is removable).
Unplug your hard drive. Use another computer to download the correct bios flash version. Use a floppy if available, to try to flash the bios again. The floppy would be self boot to access the bios without booting the computer. Usually the floppy only boots what is necessary to get to the bios firmware and loads to the bios flashing it to the correct firmware.
Since the bios may be corrupted, this operation may not work, but may be worth a try. If you do not have a floppy on the computer find a floppy from a friend or if you have one, install it and proceed.
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Hi,
flashing a bios, can render your machine/motherboard useless.
You should always ensure any bios download is from a trusted source. if you experience a power failure, or an incomplete bios file. your computers as good as dead.
Windows 95/98 only supports disk drives to a certain capacity. if you updated to windows 2000/ME/XP your problems may be solved. I,d certainly try that first.
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Finally check that your hard-drive does not have a jumper ( Small white/black ) plastic block restricting the drives registered size.
When you install windows XP, it will ask you if you wish to enable LBA ( large block Allocation ) Select Y ( yes )

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1) Try upgrading the BIOS software (flash it) according to your BIOS manufacturer.
2) What OS are you using?
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