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Had vista i removed with a boot disk and formated the harddrive now wont see hard drive

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Toughbook cf30 boots to a RAM disk not to the hard drive. If the boot configuration doesn't match it will not boot. Changing the BIOS password locked me out.

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If the hard drive has been formatted it will not boot unless you install an operating system. If you had wanted to format and leave the disk able to boot the correct command is Format "Disk Letter":/S

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