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System won't boot!

Hardrive will not kick in. Bios comes up but os will not start. Can't go into safemode. Tried loading Bios defaults. not working Help!!

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  • gee1 Jan 06, 2008

    i have a ibm600 nootbook i installed an external har drive it will not reconize it at all to load windows xp please help me i have tried everything



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Is the hard drive showing up in the bios?

You can get an adapter(ebay)

to connect it to a desktop pc to test and also retrive any data.

Hope that hepls

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