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Laptop Wont Load Windows Or Dectect Hdd


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#1 wh00pa

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 10:52 PM

Cant load windows... hard drive is not detected?

my hard drive blew out on my HP 6710b laptop, so i went and bought a new one.. i replaced the broken one into the sata connectors, and when i turned on my laptop, this stupid bios password prompt came up out of nowhere.. so i took out my CMOS battery and i succesfully bypassed it i even replaced the battery with a new one, now when i turn on my laptop the bios says my date and time isnt set.. My bios doesnt have anyway of setting it, so i figured if i load windows it will get fixed.. the problem is now, when i boot up my windows
xp disk, the setup says their is no hard drive detected, the hard drive is good becuase i tryed to set it up in another laptop.. and it detected fine..

wtf do i fix this? do i need a recovery disk

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 08:26 AM

The HP BIOS should let you change the time - every one that I remember seeing had a place to do that. Try locating the BIOS screen with the date and time on it - then try the arrow keys, the tab key, and the spacebar to see if you can navigate to it.

If the hard drive isn't detected, then you won't be able to setup Windows. Does the BIOS indicate that it can see the hard drive? Have you loaded the SATA drivers (or set the SATA/IDE emulation thingie in the BIOS) when the XP setup prompts you to "press F6 to install SCSI or RAID drivers" early on in the setup process?

In most cases, recovery disks for HP's cost about $20 US - and are well worth it because they'll install the drivers also.
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