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Hardisk not detect.

Hello..i have one question to ask,this about my laptop.actually my laptop is compaq presario,now my laptop got problem..firstly,i want format my laptop..actually,i already run the window xp,but at the part to install window,out of error.where the error is system cannot find any hard drive.which,my hardisk not detect.i already check from bios setup but it doesn't exist in bios,plez help me to solve my laptop problem.

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  • Branimir Matijević
    Branimir Matijević May 11, 2010

    try this steps, first go to bios, in boot order set that cd-rom is first, after that click apply and save settings. When computer starts it will boot from cd-rom, there it should be where to install, select your HDD from he list. if that didn't work a have question for you, can you enter windows in safe mod? or it is courrupted? if you can go to control pannel > computer management->select disk management the disk should be listed in there select it and configure drive latter to c:.
    now it should be visible if previous didn't work.
    If all of that not working, try with backup disk, if you don't have it... try download (from other computer) hirens boot) it is great disk utility ,and try format drive from that disk ....  post your answer and steps that you made. 
    good luck :)


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First Make sure the hard drive power connector and ribbon cable are connected.
Swap the hard drive.
if id doesnt wrk then..
Go to the BIOS setup, and under the Integrated Peripherals menu, make sure that ‘On Board HDC’ is enabled for both Primary and Secondary channels. Also ensure that all drive types are set to AUTO under the Standard CMOS Setting. If you are not comfortable with changing the BIOS values, just reset the BIOS to factory defaults.
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