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HD can not recognized

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#1 rockville


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Posted 10 December 2008 - 04:01 PM


How do I make my HD to be recognized? I have Compaq Desktop and I am trying to install 300GB on it. I replace the older HD with this 300GB but it cannot be recognized.

I am getting;

“If you are running Unix, you need to configure your system using the computer setup utility (F10)………………………..”
The F10 does not do anything.


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#2 garmanma


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Posted 10 December 2008 - 07:30 PM

Is this in addition to the original hard drive? It needs to be formatted or are you replacing the main hard drive?

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#3 rockville

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 07:56 PM

It is a new HD and the funny thing is when inset the old HD, I get the same error.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 10:53 AM

What are the BIOS boot options as currently set?

http://www.hiren.info/pages/bios-boot-cdrom There is no standard BIOS arrangement of opitons, this is just an example of what you might see in the BIOS.


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