Hard drive compatibility

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Recently seen some articles about hard drives and wonder if anybody
can give me some advice on the problem I am currently encountering.
About 6 months ago, the original 6G HD in the 4270 failed and I
replaced it a new IBM Travelstar 20G. I managed to install WIN98SE in
it but not Win 2000 or Win XP. When installing Win 2000/XP, the screen
showed "hard drive fails" or something like "non-repairable error in
the hard disk". I didn't have the same problem before with my
original 6G HD. I am using a IBM Travelstar (Model: IC25N020ATCS04-0
4200RPM) with no setting on jumper. I would be glad if anybody have
any suggestion.


Andy  :cry:

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I suppose the 4270 might be a Toshiba laptop, but then again it might not.
I would suggest you do a bit of a google to find out more on the machines
Could be the drive size is too big for the machine.
best wishes..OJ

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It is completely possible what "old Jon" is saying. There also may be a new
bios file made for this motherboard that can be flashed to allow XP to see
the drive.

Jan Alter
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