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Message 11 of 16

Re: Installing New Hard Drive in T43P - Rescue and Recovery Problems - T 43P, T43 P

 


@csr0725 wrote:

 Another member  said "If everything looks OK, and your old drive doesn't show in BIOS either, you have a defective IDE controller, which would call for a motherboard replacement"

Do you think this is a possibility too?


 

George is almost never wrong. I, regretably, have to agree with his conclusion Smiley Sad

 

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csr0725
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Message 12 of 16

Re: Installing New Hard Drive in T43P - Rescue and Recovery Problems - T 43P, T43 P

Well the old drive is completely shot, I know this for sure and I cannot be 100% that the "NEW" hard drive is working either because today after trying to see if I could see it in BIOS it is now coming up with an error message before BIOS appears saying "Error 0200 Failure Fixed Disk 1"(It did not do this yesterday when interrupting startup to go to BIOS).....Does this message mean that the "NEW" hard drive is bad also?

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Message 13 of 16

Re: Installing New Hard Drive in T43P - Rescue and Recovery Problems - T 43P, T43 P

That message can mean one of two things:


a) The "new " drive is bad.


b) The motherboard (IDE controller) is shot.


As I've said, the only way to properly test and decipher the message one way or another is to try a known good working hard drive.


Good luck.

Cheers,

George




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Message 14 of 16

Re: Installing New Hard Drive in T43P - Rescue and Recovery Problems - T 43P, T43 P

Should a know working external harddrive connected via USB indicate whether or not the IDE controller is shot depending on whether or not it can be viewed in BIOS when connected?

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Message 15 of 16

Re: Installing New Hard Drive in T43P - Rescue and Recovery Problems - T 43P, T43 P

should an external harddrive connected via USB be visible in BIOS if the IDE controller is NOT the problem?

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Message 16 of 16

Re: Installing New Hard Drive in T43P - Rescue and Recovery Problems - T 43P, T43 P

Anyone? Please Help....

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