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Cant boot Toshiba Sattelite- Hatachi Hard drive- i can access bios. tells me hdd pasword locked. does not ask for hdd password at boot. screen goes blank w/ mouse cursor working over black screen. boot from windows xp disk tells me there is no hard drive, but bios tells me its there?

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  • bizeebee71 Feb 24, 2009

    i have the exact same problem...i haave even reformatted the drive which apppears and works fine on my other pc...but like mdcouper said, xp disk says there is no hard drive found... i know the hard drive is good... what else could be the problem?

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If you are sure no one has tampered with it and entered a HDD password and it is not prompting for a password then it is most likely a HDD failure. It is possible the BIOS will still recognize the HDD. Try disconnecting and reconnecting the HDD if you can access it there should be screws on the bottom marked with a cylinder symbol.

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