162 not set ,has found floppy rive which i do

June 27, 2011 at 04:54:48
Specs: Windows xp, 1024
hard drive not detected on my nc6000 lptop ,b

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June 27, 2011 at 06:58:28
BIOS Settings need to be configured.......

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June 27, 2011 at 07:28:06
"nc6000 lptop"

HP Compaq nc6000 Business Notebook...... Quick Specs
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/...


"has found floppy rive which i do"

Which I do what ?

Which I do not have ?
Which I do have ?

Your model has a "Multibay" and it could have a floppy drive module in that.
If you DO have a floppy drive module, make sure the module is all the way in as far as it will go, BEFORE you boot the computer.

It could also have a hard drive module in it. If you do have a hard drive module in it with a hard drive, make sure the module is all the way in as far as it will go, BEFORE you boot the computer.

NOTE that if you have two hard drives, you probably need to install a tiny jumper on two of the pins on one of them to designate it as slave.
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If you are getting ONLY the 162 error, and not one or more other 16x errors ...

"162 System Options Not Set - (Run SETUP); CMOS checksum/configuration error"

"162 - System Options Not Set
This error message occurs when the hardware is modified and the System BIOS options are forced to change.
(Solution:) Reset the default BIOS"

In other words, load bios defaults in the bios Setup.
The time and date should be correct in the bios.

If you have just replaced the Cmos battery, or if you have unplugged and plugged in a good used Cmos battery, to get rid of (an)other 16x error(s), the 162 error indicates that you need to set at least the date and time in the bios - they are set to defaults when the Cmos battery has been removed or if it was dead or too weak previously.

If that does not help, there's something else wrong, probably with some hardware.
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"hard drive not detected "

Assuming it's not dead and there's nothing wrong with your notebook, make sure your bios Setup Boot Order or similar settings are set right.

See Response 1:
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...
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If you are getting a message no operating system found or no bootable device found or similar, that doesn't necessarily indicate your hard drive is not being found by the bios. Your hard drive must have an operating system installed on it in order for the bios to find that it is bootable.



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