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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: 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

hawkform
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SOURCE: TAKEN OUT A TOSHIBA 80GIG DEAD DRIVE, lAPTOP

Hi and welcome to Fixyah,

That is IDE,

Posted on Mar 29, 2010

henrylubanga
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SOURCE: I have a Toshiba (MK4004GAH)

You have to make sure that you have connected the HDD in the right way. Please open it and ensure that you placed the disk rightly into the casing with each pin tapping the rightful hole, see the casing's small manual. Note also that the laptop has to detect the casing as well, so cross check the casing to ensure that its working.

Posted on Dec 03, 2010

bronk50
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SOURCE: Toshiba 320GB MK3265GSX SATA hard drive don't recognize by the bios... it's broken... help me recover my files

If BIOS doesn't detect it either the data/power cables are bad or not making a good connection, or the drive has failed.

Posted on Nov 20, 2011

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