Change BIOS Toshiba Satellite

Scott February 4, 2009 at 13:46:12
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Hello,

I'm trying to breathe some life into my old Toshiba Satellite S410-504 and have purchased a 60GB hard drive so I can install and try Windows 7. However, on doing so the installation states that my hard drive is only 18gb and not suitable (this is the size of the old one) and suggests I change the BIOS to see a different drive.
I can get into the BIOS (ACPI BIOS ver. 1.30) but in the 'Drives I/O' section, it just says HDD = Primary IDE(1F0H/IRQ14) and it also won't allow me to tab across to change it.
The drive i'm trying to fit is a Western Digital WD600 Scorpio (60gb) Enhanced IDE.
When I put my old HD back, it boots up XP fine.

I'm baffled. If anyone can help I'd appreciate it.


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#1
February 4, 2009 at 13:53:57
Woooooaaa!

Might just have to install the new one and use bios to re-detect the new drive. Some bios's simply require you to re-select auto in drives or maybe they have a section that does re-scan for changes or even a way to simply scan for the drive.

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#2
February 4, 2009 at 14:08:11
Jefro, thanks for your prompt reply. Unfortunately, the aged BIOS doesn't seem to have an option to rescan or select auto in drives - it won't allow me to tab to it to try.

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#3
February 4, 2009 at 15:12:32
Toshiba doesn't admit to the existance of a S410-504 model; that number come off a label on the bottom of the machine?

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#4
February 5, 2009 at 04:56:56
Yes it does and has been there sonce purchase

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#5
February 5, 2009 at 13:51:01
Wonder if the toshiba software that ussually comes with them would alter it. There are programs that work in XP and maybe dos still that can edit the bios.


I darn sure would not be in a hurry to update the bios. That would be the last choice.

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