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Installing new hard drive

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#1 nick2nite


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Posted 27 February 2009 - 10:23 PM

I have a Toshiba M200 laptop and my hard drive crashed. I bought another one and installed it, but I can't get my new hard drive to start up the Toshiba start up disk. I don't have an internal cd drive. I have an external one hooked up by a USB cable. The cd drive and cable work when hooked up to my desk top computer, but not my Toshiba. I went into F1 and set it up so it boots up by my cd drvie first, but it still doesn't recognize it. What am I doing wrong?

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 10:47 PM

Did you download the drivers to your laptop? If you didn't, Windows will most likely not find it, and will reject it. I suggest you install the drivers that came with a CD when you bought the external, or download the driver online. Search the model of it and find it's website.

If not; i'm not sure what going on. Maybe your BIOS or your settings are rejecting it..
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Posted 28 February 2009 - 01:22 PM

If you are trying boot from a USB device, you probably also need to ensure that your BIOS is set to support USB boot devices.

On my system there is a setting for "USB legacy devices" that must be enabled.


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Posted 28 February 2009 - 01:44 PM

It looks like the only legacy emulation there is for that BIOS is for a USB keyboard and mouse, and a USB FDD.

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