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New harddrive my laptop crashed and we ordered a new harddrive, but my laptop doesn't acknowledge it. what should I do?

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Check the connections and the drive settings (jumpers) to make sure its set to "Master, Stand alone". The IBM PC's autodetect's the HDD installed so if it doesn't read the HDD, there is a hardware problem.
Maybe is the Thinkpad interface faulty and the HDD you replaced is fine.

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

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