Re: laptop wont recognise new hardrive

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The hard drive should be recognised in bios if formatted or not, it
should tell you the make and model number.

Since it's not recognising the hard drive leaves me wondering if you
have configured the jumper leads at the rear of the hard drive, you
did'nt say that you had set this so it's worth checking first of all,
this tell's bios if it's a Slave or Master etc.

To format with Xp you make the CD ROM the 1st boot device and the hard
drive the 2nd... since we want to boot from CD ROM and not the hard
drive, this is done in bios set up.


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