Compaq Armada v300 Hard drive

  mac947 19:37 10 Aug 2003
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I am trying to install a 20Gb HDD into a Compaq Armada V300 Notebook but the BIOS does not pick it up. I have tried to partition the drive to 4 Gb primary partition but with no difference I do not have the origional support disks and I am having trouble finding them on Compaq's site.
Anyone have any advice.

  madPentium 21:48 10 Aug 2003

what size was the original hard drive?
I am a bit confused though, if your bios doesn't see the drive, how did you partition it?

I suspect your bios cannot see 20gig and you need to download a bios upgrade.

  mac947 19:11 11 Aug 2003

The original hard drive was 5Gb and I partitioned the new drive on my older notebook to see whether it would pick up a smaller partition as the old drive is dead.

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