Trying to fix a laptop, but having found errors on the hardrive, I formatted the partition. The diagnostic software recognises the drive, give stats, sectors size, partition info, make/model, tests OK, but when I go to load Windows from my setup disk, (used OK previously - backup + master), the Setup program does not recognise there is a hardisk present, and wont continue.
I have no other options on the setup disk, as it wont continue without the drive being recognised. Has anyone got any suggestions. It's a Toshiba laptop.
I was rather hoping someone may be able to tell me how to get the setup disk to see the hard disk, as I do not have an external HDD or wish to buy one when the one in the laptop has passed all read/write tests, and formatted ok in diagnostics.
It seems that getting it to accept a 'system' on it is the problem, not that it is faulty.
I suspect you are correct, and I have obtained raid drivers from the Toshiba manaufacturers web site, but I have tried nlite to create a profile for burning, but the program crashes after about 20 minutes when finalising. Is there any idiots guides to creating the process from nlite?
An alternative is to use a USB floppy drive - unfortunately Microsoft have determined that this is the only drive type recognised at the F6 prompt but they do offer their own instructions on how to modify Wimndows here: click here
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