Disk Drive Upgrade failure "NTLDR" missing

Discussion in 'Compaq' started by jd_boggs, Sep 7, 2003.

  1. jd_boggs

    jd_boggs Guest

    My old Presario notebook has a full 5 gig drive. So I upgraded to a
    new 20 Gig drive. Form factor is the same pin outs etc. I cloned the
    disk using Ghost. I confirmed that the drive is good by booting up on
    my desktop computer. But when I install it in the Presario, I get an
    "NTLR" is missing. Also, I can tell that the disk motor is not turning
    because I don't hear the motor humming. Can anyone tell me if Compaq
    has modified the power pins on the notebook? Any help is appreciated.

    jd_boggs, Sep 7, 2003
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    Tom Scales Guest

    You don't say what model laptop, so it's hard to say. If I had to guess, I'd
    say your BIOS doesn't support a 20GB drive. Probably limited to 8GB.
    Tom Scales, Sep 8, 2003
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