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Hard drive failed - replaced 60GB with 250 GB M35X can't format

The new drive is not recognized from the recovery disk - how can it be recognized and initially formatted and setup for reinstall ?

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  • phil_NHCT May 11, 2010

    If you provide me the following, I can answer your question.

    make and model of your computer
    make and model of the hard drive
    operating system (windows, mac, etc.)

  • Dusty Colvard
    Dusty Colvard May 11, 2010

    does it give you an error?

  • peeface
    peeface May 11, 2010

    have you tried to find out what the maximum hard drive capacity you can put in there is? i think if the hard drive is too big the computer wont recognize it

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Does your BIOS recognize the new hard drive?
Are you reinstalling from a Toshiba recovery disk or an operating system disk?

Additionally, there is a setting in the BIOS to turn on or off ACPI function for the hard drive. Find this in the BIOS, change it, and try reinstalling again.

When it works, be sure to change it back after installation.

Good luck.
tony

Posted on May 19, 2009

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