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Compaq Presario R3000 New hard drive not recognised!

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by Sherb, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. Sherb

    Sherb Guest

    I have a Compaq Presario R3000 Laptop which has a 80Gb 4500rpm har
    drive in it and have recently bought a new Hitachi Travelstar 100G
    7200rpm Hard drive. When i installed the new hard drive and put
    copy of win XP pro in to install it said there are no IDE device
    detected. When i go into BIOS it has a HDD auto-test feature, thi
    also says no IDE devices detected. Both hard drives are ATA/100 an
    i'm sure the new hard drive should work.

    What i want to know is. Does this sound like the hard drive is fault
    or could it be an incompatiblility issue with the laptop
    Sherb, Jan 17, 2006
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  2. Sherb

    tc Guest

    Ensure the new hard drive is strapped the same as the old. 4 pins next to
    the main connector on the back of the drive.
    tc, Jan 17, 2006
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