Hard drive

By andyquinn
Feb 10, 2011
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  1. my toshiba tecra s1 wont detect my hard drive im trying to install windows xp pro any help ???
  2. robin_bga

    robin_bga Newcomer, in training Posts: 258

    Andyquinn, again, my brother, how r u doing... did you succeed with the big hard disk...
    Anyway, getting to the point, what is the capacity of the hdd and what type is it...?
    I will reply you when i get home, and that takes an hour from now...
    Ok bro...?
  3. andyquinn

    andyquinn Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    no just went for a 60gb to play safe lol its a ide its really geting to me now mate
  4. robin_bga

    robin_bga Newcomer, in training Posts: 258

    Ok, is that a new device or used?
    Have you tried putting back the old one to see if it works or not?
    Have you check any connectors (if any) to see if the are well fitted?
    Do you feel the hdd spinnig?
    if all that is right, then let us know and i will give you my final conclusion.
  5. andyquinn

    andyquinn Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    its used mate from ebay no loose conections i can hear the hdd spining but then it stops i looked in the bios and it said hdd size o mb
  6. robin_bga

    robin_bga Newcomer, in training Posts: 258

    Sorry mate that is a bad hd, but before we come to that conclusion, i suggest getting an external reader for IDE -> USB to test it and see it it works...
    That will lead us to our final conclusion...
  7. andyquinn

    andyquinn Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    hi robin ive just moved the jumper plug in the hard drive but it didnt work so i took it of now the bois has detected it but when i try to recovry it using the cd is says "bootmgr" missing
  8. robin_bga

    robin_bga Newcomer, in training Posts: 258

    That means that its trying to boot off the Hdd but it can't find the boot manager and that means that you r trying to install windows Vista or 7.
    Try using an installation cd and not a recovery cd...
    Am out, until tomorrow, its 1:39AM here... i have to rest..
  9. andyquinn

    andyquinn Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    ok thanks for ur help c u later
  10. andyquinn

    andyquinn Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    just to let you know mate i got it to work i didnt change the boot order lol and thanks again for ur help


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