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Re: New HDD is not recognized in laptop HP dv6102od

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Peter Ekkerman SC <[log in to unmask]>

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Wed, 30 Sep 2009 12:40:09 -0700

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Hi Ricky,

I've read the various answers already supplied by the readers.
while it is true that the drivers may be loaded by pressing F6 , this
often is not successful
due to the way the drivers are presented to the setup.

However,the most important thing is to set the BIOS to IDE mode first.

Some steps to follow:
1.Check if the drive is recognized in the BIOS. if so :
2.Under Advanced Chipset settings ,enable IDE compatibility or IDE Mode.
3.Set the bootup order  as follows 1st device CD drive, 2nd device 1st
HDD.

If not sure about settings in BIOS  - go to manufacture's website or
Motherboard site
and get all updates for drivers, BIOS and manual.
The BIOS can also be reset if corrupted (on MoBo)  or flashed to a newer
version,
by using a Live CD that has the BIOS file on board - have to create that
yourself,
unless other means are provided by the manufacturer.

All of the above assumes that there's nothing else wrong with the MoBo
or the BIOS chip.

The fact that Windows was loaded, means that the BIOS DID recognize the
hard drive.
Windows files can't load to a non-recognized drive ;)
So,it's just the IDE settings you may want to tackle.
While at it, replace the so-called CMOS battery.

I had exactly the same problem and only succeeded after enabling IDE
Mode.

Side note to Don Penlington: Sorry you had to abandon your project.
I was hoping that a reset or flashing of the BIOS would have helped.
Of course nothing can be accomplished if the MoBo is faulty.
BTW , regarding the floppy drive - again,if the MoBo has an onboard
socket for it,
you would still have to enable it in the BIOS and after a reboot the
floppy drive should show up.
Again, barring other faults on the MoBo.

Peter E.



 -------- Original Message --------
 Subject: [PCBUILD] New HDD is not recognized in laptop HP dv6102od
 From: Ricky Huynh <[log in to unmask]>
 Date: Mon, September 28, 2009 6:33 pm
 To: [log in to unmask]
 
 
 My laptop HP dv6102od was running XP pro. It had crashed many times
before I changed a new hard drive. I've been installing new OS XP on the
new HDD, but window setup did not see the HDD after finished loading
window files (said: Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in
your computer. Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and
properly connected to your computer, and that any disk-related hardware
configuration si correct. This may involve running a
manufacture-supplier diagnostic or setup program Setup cannot continue.
To quit Setup, press F3.)
     I ran HDD diagnostic in Bios SETUP, it completed Pass. I tried
using the old HDD, it was same problem, not recognize HDD at all. 
     Now, after power on, the screen have only the console flashing on
the top left corner. 
 
     What is that problem? Please help, I appreciate it.
 
 Thanks.
 

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