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The bios says 'NO DRIVE". In the peripheral it says hard disk not used. I have ahard disk installed, but it dosent find it! Help

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First - re-seat the hard disk and reboot the computer. If the computer does not boot up then reboot and go into the BIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. If it doesn't detect the hard drive then it could be faulty.
Then the hard drive needs to be replaced in the computer/laptop, Windows installed and the computer or laptop's device drivers plus your programs etc. to get a functioning computer/laptop again.

Posted on Nov 08, 2012

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SOURCE: hard drive not recognized

format your hard drive completly with this http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm
you have to create a boot cd with this software.
once formated reinstall your OS.

But if bios does not see this HD it it's also mean that is dead.

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

SOURCE: toshiba tecra m2v s330

Try borrowing a compatible HDD instead of buying a third one for testing and check if the same error exists. Try also using an external DVD drive to see if your internal CD-ROM is defective. Try also using another Windows XP CD installer. You can also use other OS installation CD to check it. Otherwise, there is something wrong with your lappy's motherboard due to tear and wear, heat, vibration, misuse and shock.

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SOURCE: installed new hard drive p105 s6064 now cd drive wont work dont have recovery discs

Dell recovery will not work in a Toshiba Laptop. Just make sure the boot order is set to CD/DVD driver first that will automatically start the CD/DVD driver when disc is loaded.

Posted on Apr 23, 2012

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