Question about Toshiba Satellite 1805-S204 Notebook
I've tried a lot of software flashing utilities, but only error messages i get as an result, no progress.
The real problem is that the bios wont recognise the hard disk any more, it was not replased, and it works good as an USB connected on my other computer. Ive checked the hard disk , did FDISK /Cmbr 2 to check the master boot record and evenmade an HD image from a syster computer (same Brand ) and forced the image from that HD on this one. but stil the bios wont "See" it, i'm suspecting an virus, cause when i put the HD before i cleaned it in an other laptop the other on also stoped booting and giving me the same message "C drive not detected." or something like that.
You query did not give any clues abt the PC/Motherboard and its BIOS revision.
That said if the PC/BIOS will not "see" the HDD then its is unlikely a cause of a virus.
Some old motherboards can't recognise a HDD if its size is more than 137GB. Some older motherboard also require than you set the HDD jumper correctly (Master or Slave).
At this stage, i am assuming the HDD in question is PATA or IDE (Old Spec). If the HDD is SATA (New Spec), then you will need a SATA port to connect the HDD. Ensure not to use both "old" molex power connector and "newer" SATA power connector together.
If the HDD is SATAII but the SATA spec for your motherboard is SATAI (initial spec), some motherboards and SATAII drives require that you jumper the HDD to allow it to work at the lower SATA speed.
If none of the above points apply try upgrading your system BIOS of the latest version. Also review the mortarboard's manual for more info.
Posted on Mar 23, 2008
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