can not sort out new HDD ???

  Magik ®© 10:55 22 Sep 04

Hi, have fitted new laptop HDD in a Dell running win xp,i get the Dell logo page, then two lines of type.

primary hard disk not found

no bootable devices---strike F1 to retry.,F2 for set up..

can someone please guide me.. thanks

  Diodorus Siculus 11:15 22 Sep 04

Are there any jumpers, settings etc on the hdd? I don't know much about laptop disks.

Try going into BIOS - press F2 and tell it ot autodetect the drive if that option is there.

Can you boot with XP CD?

  Magik ®© 11:23 22 Sep 04

thank you, sitting here waiting for a reply, which you kindly have done, but ,it will never work, just noticed the new drive is about half an inch shorter than the old one, and to think i emailed Seagate and asked them which one..

i will email them now..

thanks anyway

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