hard disk not detected but cd rom drive seen

May 22, 2009 at 09:47:15
Specs: Windows XP
my old hard drive got bad and replaced it with a new one but now the compt is not seeing it,its saying hard disk not detected,have done all the jumper settings but its still not working.the comp is seeing the cd rom drive.please what do i do.its also saying boot record not found in floppy drive and cd rom drive

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May 22, 2009 at 12:39:36
Test in other machine. May not be fully supported in your system. Might have to set a cylinder limit jumper.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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May 22, 2009 at 14:44:22
Is this new hard drive the only one in the PC? Did you format the drive before installing? Were you able to install Win XP to it?

1 Corinthians 15:3-4

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May 22, 2009 at 15:48:37
Watch the POST screens at start up to see if ALL your drives are properly identified by BOTH the model and the FULL capacity.

Is the hard drive a PATA/IDE or a SATA type hard drive?

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May 22, 2009 at 21:03:51
What is the hard drive model number and your motherboard or computer system model number?

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May 22, 2009 at 23:22:59
I think your BIOS setting select as Floppy disk/CD-Rom drive Ist boot disk.Plz check and set as CD-Rom or IDE drive.

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May 23, 2009 at 06:29:22
naveed slb

You are dispensing bad advice in several threads.


The messages for the floppy and CD drives are normal if there is not boot able disks in those drives.

Your hard drive evidently is not configured correctly. Read #3 above.

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