Replaced hd model no # T6420 now it wont boot with recovery disc ?
When you put in the new hard disk, did you ensure that the jumpers on the HD were set to be the primary (boot) disk? Even if you set it that way in the BIOS, the HD must also be set the same way.
Most new hard disks have a template pasted to the top of the drive, which shows which pins must be set or "jumped" in order to make the settings you require. It sounds as if you have the new HD set to slave, not Primary/boot.
Shut down the PC completely, but do not unplug it, as you need the ground for safety.
Open the PC again, and take a close look at how it is set. While you're there, make doubly sure that you have plugged things in properly. If you have the interface off by one pin, it will not work. If you do not have it pushed in tightly, it will not work. These are all little things, but they add up to a non-working Hard Disk.
Go back, look again, ensure that all is set exactly as it should be. If you still have the old hard drive handy, and it is the exact same model as you just reinstalled new, then compare the jumper settings for the two and make sure that the new drive is set the same way as the older drive.
Put it back together carefully, ensure the BIOS is set correctly, so that your HD is the first boot drive, then try to bring it up. To get the partetheses off the drive indicators, you must set them properly.
Also, if you have not yet formatted the new HD and put a system on it, then of course, nothing good will happen, as you are working with a mechanically brain-dead drive. You need to initialize it, format it, then put an operating system on it, like Windows Vista or Windows 7, etc., before it will do anything.
Jul 15, 2012 |
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