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#1 Kennyg74

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 07:53 PM

Hi

I have a friends laptop which he had some issues with and in his wisdom and advice from sky was advised to reset the laptop to the original settings.

On doing so the computer just hanged and we couldn't get round it. On installing xp using an xp disk it reports it can't find the drive and setup fails, I've checked the bios and reset the default settings. I've formatted it on my pc(sata drive) installed xp using my pc and it works fine but with I put it back into the laptop it won't work. I also tried my sata drive from my laptop which has vista and it worked as well. So I can't figure which is at fault?

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#2 bludgard

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:57 AM

Hi,Kenny.
First off: I have never successfully installed an OS on one machine that can be run on another; the hardware the OS was installed to is not present when tranferring the drive.
Second: What exact make/model is the machine that is having the drive issues?
Third: Have you tried completely wiping the drive, formatting and installing?
Fourth: What exact make/model/year is the problematic drive?

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:51 PM

Sorry for the late reply, I discovered it was a bios setting, AHDC enabled. (something like that)




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