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LG LW40 will not detect samsung HM 160HC hard drive

Laptop stopped working one day and said no OS installed.

Tried installing a new samsung int hard drive, at first it detected it but was unable to install OS to it , couldnt format, partition or anything then on restart LW40 will not recognise it at all.

In bios mode

 
product name: 3850BZ4259B
processor type: Intel (R) Pentium(R)
Processor speed: 1600MHz
Bios vers: OLMPSF07
KBC vers: 0C.19
UUID: 004DEB9489650010832D7C0CF7286FBE
Pri Master   [CD-ROM]
Sec Master [NONE]

Total Memory 1024

i have tried updating the bios with no result. entering the 'sec master' manually (ie cylinder heads, sectors etc), [auto] no good,


please help if you have any answer as to how to get my hard drive recognised so i can install windows xp and get back to using my laptop.

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The hard drive you are using is either broken or corrupt. Purchase a new hard drive. Unfortunatly the data cannot be recovered.

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