HDD or Bios problems

  taxiuk 10:08 06 Dec 2007
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Hi every one
I have thinkpad laptop with win xp pro,my problem started when i formated the hard disk,now the bios does not recognise the HDD plus every time i try to put the cd-rom first, the HDD second then the removable drives third then press the F10 , the BIOS keep putting the removables drives first??please advice how to fix

  Technotiger 10:34 06 Dec 2007

If your hard drive is not being recognised by the BIOS, then of course it will put any other removable (cd rom)drives first.

Have you tried putting your XP cd in the drive and then starting the laptop, you may then get further options presented to you.

  taxiuk 10:55 06 Dec 2007

thank you
1- i have three options cd-rom,HDD then removables drives and I have dissabled the third option and put it to third but still when press F10 and start again removables drives comes first option?
2- when inserting XP pro CD I get the massage no operating system found OR no HDD found.
3- Iam going crazy

  MAJ 11:04 06 Dec 2007

If the hard drive has a SATA interface, did you load the SATA drivers (press F6) from a floppy disk when instructed to do so during the installation process?

  taxiuk 12:11 06 Dec 2007

sorry i have no floppy disk

  MAJ 12:17 06 Dec 2007

OK, but is the hard drive a SATA hard drive?

  taxiuk 13:18 06 Dec 2007

sorry dont know

  I am Spartacus 13:22 06 Dec 2007

What's the model number, is it an IBM or Lenovo Thinkpad?

  taxiuk 13:27 06 Dec 2007

ibm T23 2647-4mu

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:11 06 Dec 2007

Removable drives include - USB floppy drive

Do you have one? if so boot from a windows 98 boot disk.

Does F12 give you the option to select the boot device?

  taxiuk 08:50 07 Dec 2007

sorry no floppy drive and yes

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