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150gb sata formated hdd not recongized by lenovo 3000 n200

My new NB has conflict w/xpp driver for duel pcmcia aircard & express card slot. Rather than mess up the existing working hdd, I'm trying to load the reformatted sata hdd below. the new xph version, doesn't format and partition the hdd, and after loading some drivers, pops up a message "there is no hdd found on this computer" press F3 to terminate this install..

close .. mine is Toshiba MK1637GSX 150gb 5400rpm sata hdd I reformated for lenovo 3000 n200, 1gb, dual 1.73ghz

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    monkey2 May 25, 2008

    Not sure what you are saying.
    1. The new formatted hdd only boots to "NTLDR is missing".

  • monkey2
    monkey2 May 25, 2008

    I used an external sata usb cable device for using external hdd with usb 2.o ports.. I connected the hdd to it and plugged it into deskbox also running xph with sata drives. opened win exp, clicked on quick format, dropped a file on it, it added it ok, for verification

  • monkey2
    monkey2 May 25, 2008

    were you after ntfs? that was used.

    The real issue is the driver issue conflict for the express slot adapter for pcmcia cards,. If that can be resolved, then I don't need to setup a new xp hdd.

    I can put the orig hdd back in the nb and try what you want?

  • monkey2
    monkey2 May 25, 2008

    I originally installed the hdd in the nb & tried to format it, nothing worked, everything was greyed out. So I tried to format it with the usb device .. which works great on file xfrs.

    Then I installed the formatted hdd in the nb drive bay & tried to do xp install. it never repartitioned the hdd, it just was indicating it was loading drivers, after a while, it popped up the message, no hdd were found on the nb computer!

    whats next.

  • monkey2
    monkey2 May 25, 2008

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Ok..let's do one thing at a time...can you boot to F2, and see what your bios states is the case?

Posted on May 25, 2008

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  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels May 25, 2008

    and let's keep only one of those cards for now, and blend the other one, in , after you're back up and running, ok?



  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels May 25, 2008

    ahh..got it..so...how was this formatted?

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels May 25, 2008

    ahh..so, you have the HD on a usb? that is the least likely way to have it work..you'll need to mainline that drive to the onboard bus, not through a usb connection.

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels May 25, 2008

    ok..put the old drive back in..and then provide me a phone number to reach you at..this will take forever this way

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels May 25, 2008

    this was a compatibility issue with adapter manufacturer..

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels May 25, 2008

    please close this one out, when you have the time..

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels May 25, 2008

    turns out that this driver for xp pro is not out of alpha at maker of interface device..suggested that eu get a refund, and then check back for compatibility in around 45 days.

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