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Cannot detet larger hard drives

Ibm 600x .... cannot detect hard drive larger than 2.1gb ..but it can detect hard disk 2.1gb below ...

i already installed winxp on 2.1gb .its working king fine ..

how can i install larger hard disk ?

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Re: cannot detet larger hard drives - IBM ThinkPad 600X Notebook PC Laptops

You need to update the BIOS.

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Error 174 is hard disk drive failure, you'll need a new hard drive. But since that is a 2002 era system you might consider a new notebook too.

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After the boot screen I get a message that says "no bootable devices found"

Try to change your the boot sequence to HDD. If this doesn't change anything you have to reinstall your Operating System. Here is a quick method to reinstall your O.S., but after you reinstall it once:

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I have problem to install window xp in my laptop, which already have window notebook donot support to install xp..please tell is there any way to install xp...

What is your problem specifically? Is it that there is no hard disk detected when you try to install windows xp?

Try using third party software to detect the hard disk on your laptop
Try this link. It will basically give you your hard drive driver while installing windows xp. You will also need an external floppy disk drive if you dont have diskette drive in your laptop.

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We have error in IBM Thikpad No 19990302 19990304 19990305

Check that the
operating system is
installed in the hard
disk drive. If not,
install the operating
2. Reseat the boot
3. Check the startup
sequence for the
correct boot device.
4. Check that the
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Which operating system supports IBM thinkpad 600x

All versions of windows except Vista and Windows 7.
You may find it difficult to purchase Windows version up and including XP.
You may need to install more RAM and a a 6 to 10 Gb hard drive.
The smallest hard drive available is approx 100Gb but the BIOS in the Thinkpad won't support a hard drive this large.

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My ibm thinkpad r51 is not starting up just keeping giving me error message and it doesn't recognize the hard drive in boot. I have to take the battery to stop the system trying restart the window again...

It appears the hard drive is faulty.
Does the hard disk LED flash when the laptop boots up?
Go into the BIOS configuration and see it the hard drive is detected, (then Startup - Boot - and look at IDE HDD0 it should list the make and model of the hard drive).
If the hard disk is detected it still could be faulty. To test the hard drive, remove the hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and connect it to a working computer's USB port.
If the computer sees this as an external hard drive and you can open the various folders and files then the hard drive is OK and the fault could be the disk controller on the laptop's motherboard.
If the hard disk is not detected the it is faulty and you need to replace the hard drive in the laptop and install Windows etc. to get it working again.

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Error 00163 and 00173 on THINKPAD 600X will not let initialize

Dear that is not bios problem but fist you are format all drive in hdd and after install the windows program and your problem is resolve .................ok

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IBM 600X DVD player

Did you try that DVD on other machine ?? Check on the property that its a DVD/CD drive.Incase more information I'm here to help you.

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Boot cycle over and over(is that redundant?)

Sounds like the hard drive, make sure the hard drive is seen in the BIOS. If it is try a repair using the 2K disk. If this does not fix the problem. You will need to reload the O.S. These suggestions are only if you have an operational hard drive. If you have a bad hard drive, replace and reload the O.S. BPCS

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Ibm 600x .... cannot detect hard drive larger than 2.1gb .. it can detect 2.1gb below ... i installed winxp on 2.1gb .working fine

ibm is providing their computer with a relevant bios updtes . bios updte will solve most of this type of problems

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