You should check the connections again, jumper settings are correct, and then start computer, and go into BIOS settings to make sure that the hard disk is detected. Use Auto-detect if necessary. Save settings and exit BIOS. Insert boot floppy, and fdisk.
If BIOS cannot detect hard disk, check whether your existing BIOS supports the new hard disk, and whether there's a new BIOS upgrade.
temp003. There are no jumper settings on the laptop hard drive. I don't know how to get into the BIOS settings on the PC. I have put the hard drive into a USB caddy and looked at it on the desktop PC and all seems ok. I have formatted with Partition Magic but when I put it back in to the laptop I get the error messages that I have already stated. A.
According to the online manual, to access BIOS settings (Toshiba calls it TSetup), turn off computer. Then hold down the ESC key and turn on computer. When you receive the message "Check system. Then Press F1 key" - you press F1.
They have an article called "How to replace the Hard Drive in a Toshiba Notebook Computer". Unfortunately, all it says is their warranty does not include changing the hard disk, and asks you to use one of Service Providers.