HP Pavilion

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I need some advice.  I am very computer literate but dealing with HP
is driving me crazy.  I have an HP Pavilion ZT1195 notebook computer.
 One day the hard drive started making clicking noises.  So I powered
it down and put the exact brand and type of hard drive back into it
(travelstar 40GB).  The BIOS refused to see the drive so I upgraded
the BIOS and still no luck.  I pop in my HP Recovery CDs and still no
luck.  If I put the drive into my Compaq Evo notebook and then try the
Recovery CDs everything is fine.  Then I try to put the drive back
into the HP Pavilion and it still cant detect the hard drive.  Does
it sound like a hard rive controller problem.?


Re: HP Pavilion

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Try putting a jumper on the CSEL jumper position on the drive. Some
OEMs customize the behavior of those jumpers, and this would not
necessarily be reflected by a different model number.

Re: HP Pavilion

I don't know too much about laptops but I had the same problem with a
desktop.  It was caused by a faulty IDE cable.
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