03-15-2012 05:43 AM
I'm wondering if anyone can help me with an issue I'm having.
My T42p 2373 was giving sectors errors on the original 60GB HD that came with the unit, so I decided to upgrade. I got new 160GB Samsung HD, and new battery, and a memory upgrade of 1GB.
I installed the RAM, and the new HD. But the machine doesn't seem to pickup the HD. Even when I put back in the old one it still does not pick it up. When I boot the machine I get a 'operating system not found' error. When I boot from an XP OS cd it tells me no harddisk has been detected. I'm begining to suspect the motherboard has a problem.
03-15-2012 07:24 AM
Have you changed any settings in the bios?
Also make sure your installing the harddrive properly and the plug is fully seated in the connector. I think it's more likely something is assembled wrong then for the board to suddenly fail.
Also, for future referrence, it's probably best to replace one part at a time when doing upgrades like this, confirm the new part works, then install the next. This makes it easier to figure out the problem if something doesn't work.
03-15-2012 07:49 AM
You have to:
Then the HDD should be recognized at next boot