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Ok, the computer got the this is the FBI virus that shut the computer down, after messing with it a while replaced the hard drive with a WD250gig hard drive and got Windows XP installed. I am able to get it to boot up but with out any sound though it shows the sound icon and that works but when you first turn it on it recognizes that there is a hard drive and asks you to press F1 to continue, then it will boot the hard drive, how do I get it to just recognize the hard drive without having to go through this process?
Posted by Anonymous on
Sounds like a MBR is corrupt.
Click on the link provided. It will explain on how to fix MBR (Master Boot Record) Hope it helps. Fix the MBR Guide for Windows XP Vista 7 8 8 1 10
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You probably need the change the jumper on the hard drive itself. The jumper looks like a thin little cap that covers a set of pins on the back of the hard drive. You should see it next to when you power supply connects and most drives will usually have a diagram on how to change the jumper from a slave to a master.
Posted on Sep 11, 2006
I recenctly bought a my book 500 gig drive and it is usb.
the firsttime I plugged the usb cable in it worksed. I had only a 40 gig ide harddrive and so I ordered an internal 500 wd hard drive to replace it. The internal 500 gig is a sata drive. first I cloned the 40 to the sata 500 and then copied the external 500 to the internal. I mover the cables to then make the internal 500 sata my boot drive. The computer would no longer show the external e\when i used the windows explorer. the device manager said it was there and working with no problem but windows did not see it.
After several experiments with diferent configurations I have concluded my motherboard wasauto configuring the external and internal 500 drives as drive 0. Since the usb was detected first and was notthe boot drive then windows assigned the internal drive as drive 0 and since the usb drive was drive 0 also it would not work. windows ignored it. my solution was to return the ide as the boot drive and plug the sata into a slave port. with that configuration both drive are seen and work normally. It took me several days to find this arrangement. so since my sata ports are auto configure and the external has a sata connection i will install an esata port adapter and try to hook it up as a slave sata drive so i cab\n use my internal 500 sata drive as my boot drive.
sorry this was so long but it is my solution to what others may be facing.
Posted on Jun 08, 2008
Unplugg the disk from motherboard and reboot your computer
Shut off the computer, connect the drive again and start up again.
If the problem continue, set the drive on your bios manually.
If after that the problem continue replace the disk.
Posted on Oct 06, 2008
SOURCE: Hard Drive Not Recognized
It is rare that an IDE drive will not be detected during Windows XP setup. Try the following steps:
1) Verify that all connections are solid. The IDE cable is secured at the drive as well as the motherboard. The power supply is connected to the drive.
2) Enter the BIOS setup and verify if the drive is recognized there. If not, there is a connection problem.
3) If you are using any type of RAID, even if the drive is simply connected to a RAID controller, you will have to load those RAID drivers via floppy during the install process in order for your drive to be detected by the Windows installer.
Hope this helps. Please take a moment to rate this solution. Thanks.
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
If it is a new drive, then you need to partition and format it for windows to see it. To do this, click START, RUN and type in compmgmt.msc. CLick on Disk Managment. Look for the new drive, right click on it and select partition. When that is finish, right click the drive again and select format. Format the drive as NTSF..
Posted on Apr 04, 2009
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