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Re: About Hard Disk size for Laptop IBM A20m
Yes, you can insert any size you want don't be belittle by the inorent poeple in sales stores they will tell anyone anything just to make a buck.... lala linda i would suggest trying an 80 g it will prombally will do what you need untill you learn more about computers ok lala linda
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The hard drive can be removed and reconnected (reseating) by removing the screw/s on the bottom of the laptop. The hard drive compartment will have disk symbol. Open the laptop lid slightly before you slide out the hard drive. Insert the hard drive back into the laptop so it makes proper connection.replace the screw/s. Boot up the laptop, if it does not boot up then power off and power up and press F1 to go into IBM BIOS setup - check to see if the hard disk is detected. If not then the hard disk is faulty and needs to be replaced then Windows needs to be installed on the new hard disk to get the laptop operating again.
You are most likely trying to place a larger hard drive in the pc than the operating system will recognize. If you are using winXp you will need to slipstream the SP2 packet update into the CD...Could be with that R52 the bios will not support large disk volume either..
1. Remove the hard disk (Turn off computer first) 2. Back up the hard disk using a hard disk back up device such as the one sold here 3. Purchase a new IBM hard disk and copy the data from the old one onto the new one 4. Insert new one into laptop and turn on laptop 5. Done!
You can download the software known as Active boot disk. With this you can create a bootable cd to run a chkdsk with the f and r command to fix and recover errors on disk. you can also explore your comp and copy files to an external disk. If after the system boots normally after chkdsk you might have a problem with your HDD get it replaced before it crashes again
The Thinkpad T23 is old, and would not worth fixing. Save your money on a new one.
The problem with your laptop is that the hard disk or the disk controller has failed and therefore cannot find the operating system on the hard disk. The error message states that it can't see the operating system that is on the hard disk.
If the hard disk is the only thing that has failed then you can buy a new hard disk and install Windows operating system on it to get a working laptop again. You will also most likely need to download the device drivers (ie. video, audio, modem, LAN adapter etc.) from IBM to install after the Windows installation.
Try to borrow a 2.5" drive or get a cheap one from a computer market and fit it to your laptop to see if the BIOS can detect the hard drive. If it works then outlay some money to buy a decent size hard drive, no point wasting money if the laptop is faulty.