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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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: primary hard drive not found
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
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
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
Posted on Jan 30, 2009
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
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
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
pls let me know if i can help u more
Posted on Feb 23, 2009
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
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
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.
Posted on May 20, 2011
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