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My toshibia satelite laptop show that it cant find any hard disk drives and to run a manufactured diagnostics ???? What do i do.

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You must obtain the recovery disc set and reload the operating system. If that fails the hard drive may be faulty or the mother board.

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proton77
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SOURCE: primary hard drive not found

Hi,
since you already tried removing and reseating the hdds . The problem could be the motherbaord slot. To troubleshoot the same
1. First Disconnect all hardrives and optical drives from the system
2. Go to the system setup or BIOS

  1. Turn on (or restart) your computer.

  2. When the blue DELL™ logo appears, press <F2> immediately.

If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Microsoft® Windows® desktop. Then shut down your computer and try again.

3. Hold down the ALT key and press "F"
4. Hit ESC , save changes and exit .
5. SHutdown the system
6. Reconnect the HDD IDE cable to the optical drive connector on the motherboard.
You can refer to the following motherboard diagram
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4550/techov.htm#1101668

7. Check if the hdd , is getting detected in the system setup
You can refer to the following link on how to read system setup screen
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4550/syssetup.htm


Thanks
Proton

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

zohail
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SOURCE: how to format acer aspire 4710 with xp

actually there is no need to touch anything in hardware please do not touch ur hardware without any reason i know what eactly is the solution is now follow this :

Problem : When Windows XP was made there was no concept of SATA drives now ur drive is SATA and ur installation disc does not contain drivers for ur Hard disk thats why it is unable to find ur hard disk as it doesnt recognize it u need sata raid drivers on ur windows inst cd

Solution:

this specific model Aspire 4710 was shipped with vista OS and drivers now u are downgrading it to XP it depends on the installation disc if it is new one like SP3 included then u would have never faced this issue in ur case u should get a RAID driver from www.intel.com and then include them in ur copy of windows XP cd to load them at the startup of installation , so u need them in the first place to carry out installation, u have to do some job here download RAID DRIVERS from www.intel.com select ur board and chipset Mobile Intel® 945GM Express download SATA RAID DRIVERS and then download nlite a software used to integrate these drivers to ur inst disk , u can also include SP3 thru this software in ur current win xp cd

http://www.nliteos.com/

just download sata drivers from intel and nlite from the link and install the software integrate these drivers and burn ur cd incl them and then install normally as u were installing them earlier now it will recognize ur drive simple for more info how to do check this out

important tutorial links

http://www.zimbio.com/Laptop+Reviews/articles/10840/How+Integrate+Floppy+SATA+RAID+Driver+Windows

http://lifehacker.com/386526/slipstream-service-pack-3-into-your-windows-xp-installation-cd

pls let me know if i can help u more

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

shishirgarde
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SOURCE: Compaq 6720 Hard Disk replacement

I agree, take a Seagate 500 GB 7200 RPM drive for laptops. The standards for the connections are same. So that would not be a problem. Make sure its for laptop and not the desktop one.

Posted on May 14, 2009

SOURCE: Dell Latitude C610 doesn't recognize hard drive

when you took out the old hard drive
there is a black hard drive connector
this would have holes to push on to the new hard drive
without this, it will not plug into the motherboard
be careful if one of the pins breaks the hard drive wont work

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

Khman
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SOURCE: DELL INSPIRON 1545 (Windows 7) My

Hi
It seems that the Hard Disk is disconnected from it's connectors
It needs to be fixed and installed correctly.
To do that, there are screws in the back, remove them and disconnect the hard disk, and reconnect, fix it correctly.
If it's difficult to you, go to technician to do that.

Please, Tell us your results.
Good Luck

Posted on May 20, 2011

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