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200GB 7200rpm hard drive installation issue

2008-11-28, 20:46 PM

Hi All,

 

Simple question, why can I not install a 200 GB 7200 rpm HD on my W500?

I see it in the BIOS as recognized; it also passed the HDD diagnostic test.

When I run my original XP (not from Lenovo) installation CD I get a BSOD,
stating check computer for virus, seated HDD, correct configuration and
termination...as much as I can remember.


Any help will be appreciate.

Thanks

W500, 4GB RAM, T9600 Processor 2.8GHz, original 160 GB HDD (XP Pro); 7200

rpm, Intel Turbo Memory 2GB 


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Re: 200GB 7200rpm hard drive installation issue

2008-11-28, 21:39 PM

purple_heart77, welcome to the forum,

 

simple question, simple answer :smileywink:  WinXP doesn't have the necessary S-ATA drivers required to recognise and install your hard drive. You need to go intothe BIOS Config menu and set S-ATA from AHCI to Compatible Mode. See this site and please ensure that you scroll down to the installation instructions, especially those for if you don't have a diskette drive.

 

Hope this helps

 

Edit; Typo

Message Edited by andyP on 11-28-2008 10:40 PM

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Re: 200GB 7200rpm hard drive installation issue

2008-11-28, 21:52 PM

andyP,

 

Thanks for that information. I will give it a wack and if successful, accept your comment as the solution.

 

Regards

 

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Re: 200GB 7200rpm hard drive installation issue

2008-11-29, 14:01 PM

Again, many thanks for your help. I got a clean install of XP on my 200GB HDD. This way of doing it was odd as all I had to do was swap out HDD from my old Dell and away I went.

 

One other question if you may, can I make a ghost image of my original 160 GB HDD and install it on the 200 GB HDD?

Does the 200 HD need to have the same sized partition as the 160 GB preload C:?

 

Thanks

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