HP laptop BIOS won't recognize original HDD

Hewlett-packard / N5135
September 15, 2010 at 09:25:07
Specs: Windows XP, 600Mhz 128MB
I took the hard drive out of my HP n5135 laptop to try in a Micron Transport ZX laptop. It wasnt recognized in the Micron BIOS so I put it back in the HP. Now the HP wont start and when I check the Bios it says "No hard drive installed". I checked for bent pins, also checked for any bios settings out of whack. These are laps made about the year 2000 and have small BIOS. They use IDE connections. Why wont the HP recognize its own Hdd?

See More: HP laptop BIOS wont recognize original HDD

Report •


#1
September 15, 2010 at 14:00:03
Are you sure the ide cable is seated?

Report •

#2
September 15, 2010 at 14:33:56
My shot in the dark ...

If the ide cable is properly seated, then I guess something must have took place when you wrote try in a Micron Transport ZX laptop. It wasnt recognized in the Micron BIOS.

i_Xp/Vista/W7User


Report •

#3
October 4, 2010 at 22:41:53
These are laptops and there is no cable. The hard drive plugs into a socket which is soldered to the motherboard.

Report •

Related Solutions

#4
October 4, 2010 at 22:42:36
Yes, but what?

Report •

Ask Question