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#1 Moon)Dawg

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 07:38 PM

Toshiba L875-S7110

Originally Win 8 and converted sucessfully to Win 7 HP. Ran for about a month then the owner contracted an internet social disease trashing it badly. "No Problem!" I thought! :nono: ( Went through the same procedure as the first time, Wiped the drive, NTFS format loading from T-Drive (T- Drive is good) Windows begins to install but cant find HDD, asks for driver. I have all available drivers that Toshiba has on site already unzipped on another T-drive. Windows recognizes it just fine and will let me browse and select one but none of them will work. I need the "Mass Storage Controller" a legendary creature that no amount of Googleing can sniff out. Any Ideas?

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 01:56 PM

try resetting the BIOS, and unplugging and replugging in the hard drive.


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 04:36 PM

that was among the first this that I did. To format the drive I use my docking bay on my win7 machiine as this laptop is totally non functional but thanks. Toshiba support is also totally useless I found out last night. They have no idea what a mass storage contrioller is, and that is all I need. I have all availble drivers unzipped on a thumb drive and while Win 7 install recognizes soem of them none is the ledgendary "Mass Storage Driver' Its kinda become like looking for big foot!



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Posted 11 August 2013 - 06:53 PM

does the hard drive function properly on the docking station? Have you tried hooking that docking station up to the laptop, and installing windows via the docking station? Usually, the driver for mass storage controller is something that is included in a windows installation by default-its a universal driver, if its not installing with the drive inside the computer, its possible the mass storage controller itself is bad, and non functional. If you can get the system to boot via the docking station, install windows that way, and then install the hard drive with windows on it, and it still doesnt boot, then the controller is bad.


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Posted 13 August 2013 - 06:58 PM

Mystery Solved! HUZZAH! Real Simple! I had formatted the HDD but I neglected to do one thing. While I formatted it in NTFS I didn't designate it as the MBR! DOH! I am looking at the desktop right now!

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 07:25 PM

Glad you got it figured out. :D


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