Notebook wont recognize new hard disk

By phoenix_74
Aug 29, 2006
  1. Hello,

    I have an HP Pavillion N3410 Notebook, Amd K6-2 550mhz processor
    192mb Ram and IBM Travelstar 5.0gb HDD, and WinMe. This all began
    when i installed WinXP in the notebook and then tried to reinstall the original OS. It became a huge hassle so i purchased a Seagate ATA/100 60gb
    5400rpm HDD. Now that i have the drive installed, the notebook comes on and
    an "Auto Detecting IDE Device" message comes up but then the thing hangs.
    Could someone please lead me to a solution? Thank-you for your help.

  2. phoenix_74

    phoenix_74 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Oh..i forgot to mention, i have heard that older notebooks(mine is 7 years old)
    wont recognize big hard drives. I dont know if it makes a difference but the notebook i heard of having the problem is a Dell, but maybe older HP's do it too). I hope this helps somehow. Thanks again for any help :)
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