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Check the hard disk power and the cord either the hard disk is faulty or the cord

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Just replaced my hdd on Compac Presario 2100 but the system is not detecting it.


This model laptop came with a 60Gb hard disk and if you installed a much larger capacity hard disk then the BIOS cannot detect this hard disk.
For the BIOS to detect a large hard disk a BIOS upgrade is required (if there is one available) Check the HP/Compaq WEB site to see if there is a BIOS upgrade.
If not the try a 120Gb or smaller capacity hard drive.
As an alternative -
You can keep the existing hard drive in your laptop and use an external USB hard drive to store your data.

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How to install windows it's showing there is no hard disk in the system pls help me


If the BIOS does not detect the hard disk, then reseat the hard disk and then check the BIOS again.
The hard disk maybe faulty, if so you need a replacement.
If the BIOS detects the hard disk and you are installing Windows XP then -
The problem is that XPinstallation CD does not have a SATA driver, unless you have a SATA drive on adisk etc. and can install the driver when XP asks for a hard drive driver then,XP cannot detect the hard disk and therefore won't install XP.The FIX.Go into the BIOS anddisable the SATA drive (enable IDE emulation), this will make XP think it is aIDE/PATA hard disk. Then you can install XP normally. When Windows hasbeen installed then install all the device drivers (including the SATA driver),then shut down and boot up and got into the BIOS and enable the SATA drive.

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Toshiba l450 h.d.d unable to detect from bios


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

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Notebook does not boot up


Try reseating the hard disk.
If the Thinkpad still does not boot up then go into the BIOS and see if the BIOS detects the hard disk. If it does not detect the hard disk then most likely the hard disk is faulty and needs to be replaced.
Windows then needs to be installed on the new hard disk and the Thinkpad R61 device drivers and your programs to get a working laptop again.

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My Computer use windows XP Operation System. hp 540 laptop when I turn on windows, it show black screen with cursor. It cannot continue log to windows. I check in bios cannot detect hard disk. How to solve...


Open your laptop and and fix the hard disk cable.After this start laptop and check the bios if HDD detected then select boot device and select first boot device is Hard disk.Save the setting and restart the window.You are able to open your window. But If Hard disk drive is not detected change data cable,power cable of Hard disk.If hard disk is detected in bios follow upper rules. And if it is not detected again you should walk into Hard disk repairing center and check hard disk there.

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I have a laptop which it does'nt detect the hard drive what is the problem?


The problem could be one of these -
The hard disk needs reseating to make proper electrical connection.
or
The hard disk is faulty.
or
The BIOS has not detected the hard disk.
or
The hard disk controller is faulty

To determine the fault -
Reseat the hard disk and boot up the laptop.

Check the BIOS configuration - does it detect the hard disk. The BIOS may have a hard disk diagnostic, if so then run the diagnostic.

For a further hard disk test - remove the hard disk and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and plug it into a working computer's USB port. If the hard disk is OK then this computer will detect it as an external hard drive and you can open the folders and files.
If not then the hard disk is confirmed faulty.
To get the Gateway working, install a new hard drive and install Windows, the laptop's device drivers and your programs.

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My dell latitude says no bootabble devices and no drive what should I do to fix this


Dear sir...

3.remove the battery first,then press the on/off button 20 seconds.then replace the battery.
--------------------------------------------------------------- Check the hard disk is detected in the BIOS(follow the below steps)
1.on the laptop,immediately press Del. (F2 or Del or F10 these are common to display the BIOS setting)
2.Check the menus one by one whether the hard disk is detected or Not detected.
if the hard disk is not detected then remove the battery,remove and replace the hard disk .(See the laptop manual) -------------------------------------------------------------------------
if the hard disk is detected then set the BIOS with Basic Default configuration.
press F10 Press Y Press "Enter"
-----------------------------------------------------------

All the Best sir... Thank you........

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Computer cant find hard drive


If the laptop cannot detect the hard drive. This can be caused by a faulty disk controller, or a faulty disk drive.

1st. Reseat the hard drive and see if the laptop boots up.

2nd. Go into the BIOS configuration and see if the BIOS detects the hard drive.

3rd. If the BIOS can't detect the hard disk, the remove the hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and plug it into a working computer's USB port. If this computer detects this drive as an external disk drive and you can see the contents of the hard drive, then the hard drive is OK and the fault is in the laptop.

4th. If the hard drive cannot be detected then the hard drive is faulty, you need to replace the faulty hard drive in your laptop and install Windows to get an operating laptop again.

May 25, 2009 | Sony VAIO Notebook

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Bios not find hard disk


If the laptop cannot detect the hard drive. This can be caused by a faulty disk controller, or a faulty disk drive.

1st. Reseat the hard drive and see if the laptop boots up.

2nd. Go into the BIOS configuration and see if the BIOS detects the hard drive.

3rd. If the BIOS can't detect the hard disk, the remove the hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and plug it into a working computer's USB port. If this computer detects this drive as an external disk drive and you can see the contents of the hard drive, then the hard drive is OK and the fault is in the laptop.

4th. If the hard drive cannot be detected then the hard drive is faulty, you need to replace the faulty hard drive in your laptop and install Windows to get an operating laptop again.

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I shut my laptop and next time i tried to switch on, it say operating system not found


your hard disk is not detected in bios setup.
for ente rin bios press del or F2 or enter for enter in bios.
thenn check in ide configuration yoour hard disk is detected.
then go to boot option set your hard disk as first boot device there.thne save settings.
then check.
if problem occurs then reset all defauls settings of bios but first try to detect your hard disk.

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