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My laptop does not recognize the hard disk after formatting;

I had windows x p on my laptop, "i b m think pad r 31", I did format my hard drive, and after that the drive is not recognized. My e-mail address is: ivan.kusevic@globalnet.hr.

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  • ivan_kusevic Dec 29, 2008

    I've got the laptop from my friend whithout restore C. D. Wanted to make a new clean installation of Windows, Formatted a hard drive and after that the drive is not beeing recognized. On the other laptop the drive is working properly. I do not have an other drive to try it on my thinkpad r31 IBM laptop. My ask is: Is there any driver pach or something like this is what i must install prier the windows?



    Thank you so so much!





    I wanted to pay for asistance, but my screan reader does not recognize the fealds i must write in.

    Ivan Kusevic

  • Edward Morgan
    Edward Morgan May 11, 2010

    Do you have the original recovery media? Did you try running that to restore Windows?

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Actually, have you tried running the Windows install yet? When you're in Windows Setup, it should recognize the hard drive as a device, even if it's not formatted or formatted properly.

Try going into the BIOS for the laptop (it might be called Setup Menu or some such - you should see a prompt for hitting a key like Del to get there) and look and see if the BIOS recognizes the hard drive. If the BIOS doesn't see the hard drive, then the problem might be with the laptop and not the hard drive.

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