Hard Drive Not Found When Installing XP...

By o4350z
Dec 21, 2007
  1. I have a Systemax laptop that basically has no operating system.

    It goes blank when I start it so I tried installing XP. But i get an error message saying hard drive is not found.

    I am not great with computers so any help would be great. All i know is that when i goto bios the primary master says none and the secondary master says cd/dvd.
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    it looks as if the HDD has died and moved on -
    take it out and refit it to make sure the connections are OK - if no good the only optiona are to test it or bin it. You need an adapter to check it on a desktop so choices are straightforward - just buy a new one on line or take it to a repair shop.
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