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Award bios cannot find or located properly wired Toshiba MK1234G.

No sign of the Toshiba MK1234G 120 Gb HDD drive presence when attempts to find it with the BIOS are executed and, of course, it is not available to the OS (WINXP). Laptop is a Toshiba Satellite M70. All the IDE wiring/cabling is exactly the same as the new replacement HDD which works perfectly.. The faulty HDD appears dead in the water and invisible to the BIOS and to the computer as a whole. Is there any repair software or mechanical/technical repair to restore access to the HDD?? Robert ZL2ROB, New Zealand
Skype address = zl2rob. Echolink = zl2rob

Email zl2rob@xtra.co.nz

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SOURCE: Toshiba A65-S1065 hdd compatibility

The hard drive should work fine thats a standard IDE drive.

For the overheating problem you probably just need to clean the fans with a can of compressed air. That series gets clogged pretty easily. Just blow from the bottom of the laptop where you see the fan towards the outlet in the rear.

You can boot from a USB floppy drive to do a bios upgrade - you can get USB floppies for $20 or so.

Or i have loaded a bios from a bootable CD (you can make one from Roxio or Sonic record now if you make a bootable floppy first - get one Here:

Posted on Dec 24, 2007

SOURCE: Can not change Bios Boot Device

remoove battery n start
press f8 n safe mode
shut down n restart
press/dell/f2/f10/f12 key
then u will go to bios setup
if changes is not saved then change cmos battery

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

SOURCE: 80 gb toshiba laptop is not detected in the bios.

When you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or "del" key then go to advanced .
Then disable SATA .
If already disable then enable it then save settings then check.

Let me know if you need more assistanse.
Thanks.

Posted on Aug 31, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a new mk6034gax HDD from Toshiba which is

the hd has a internal registers, for oem old moterboards. you need to reset this registers and program correct values.
you may find this utilities on toshiba website on service
area

Posted on Nov 27, 2009

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