Posted 26 July 2008 - 09:48 AM
My buddy dropped his laptop and broke the screen. I tried to use my monitor for it only to find that the hard drive was dead. He bought a new hard drive and I installed it, and the computer still says that the hard drive is not properly powered on. I can get through the beginning diagnostics of installing an OS, but then after the driver installation, when it prompts to actually install the OS (Windows XP Home Edition) it fails, saying that the hard drive is not powered on correctly. What are some of the possible causes for this?