HDD

  taxiuk 11:41 24 Nov 2007
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Hi every body
I have T23 thinkpad with WIN XP pro,my problem started by trying to wipe the hard disk or formated but now all I can get from my laptop is no operating sys.found(windows disk)or NO HARD DISK FOUND(by paragon disk wipe)any help
thank u 2 all

  rossgolf 11:51 24 Nov 2007

when you say you are tryin to wipe it do you mean putting in the xp disk and re instaling xp?
if you are then you need to change the 1st boot device for the cd/dvd to the xp disk then when it comes up it should say press any key to boot from disk....then follow the instructions

  taxiuk 12:34 24 Nov 2007

Now every time I insert the WIN XP pro I get the massage set did not find any hard drives installed

  rossgolf 12:38 24 Nov 2007

are you inserting it when you are actualy in xp or at start up?
if its at startup...will the hdd be recognised in xp?

  taxiuk 13:04 24 Nov 2007

I cant get to the operating sys in laptop(windows) .NO the windows disk can't recognise the HDD.
it seems to me all the letter drives and the hdd is corupted

  rossgolf 13:25 24 Nov 2007

wats ya specs and how old is you hdd and how big is it?
it could be a bios problem?:S

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:28 24 Nov 2007

Is the HDD recognised in the BIOS?

  taxiuk 13:42 24 Nov 2007

the laptop is oldish P111 and the HDD is not recognise in the BIO'S

  rossgolf 14:10 24 Nov 2007

ill let fruit bat take over hes a alot better with bios's than me :D

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:09 24 Nov 2007

If not recognised in BIOS then either bad connection or HDD is dead.

Remove and refit the drive (remaking the connection may get it to be seen in th BIOS).

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