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"OS no recognised" hard drive not being picked up

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by harrylopes, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. harrylopes

    harrylopes Guest

    Hi,

    My vaio is not starting giving this error message on startup: "OS not
    recognised". This happens on two laptop drives which both have XP pro
    installed and both work when in an external usb bay.
    However when in the laptop proper the bios is not even picking them up.
    Is this a motherboard / ide connector problem do you think?

    Thanks, Harry
     
    harrylopes, Feb 27, 2005
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  2. harrylopes

    Steve H Guest

    If the drive works in other systems or from USB, it sounds like the
    primary IDE channel. You can try flashing the BIOS prior to seeking a
    hardware repair. Also make sure you have the IDE harddrive enabled in
    the BIOS boot order.
     
    Steve H, Feb 28, 2005
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  3. harrylopes

    Steve H Guest

    If the drive works in other systems or from USB, it sounds like the
    primary IDE channel. You can try flashing the BIOS prior to seeking a
    hardware repair. Also make sure you have the IDE harddrive enabled in
    the BIOS boot order.
     
    Steve H, Feb 28, 2005
    #3
  4. harrylopes

    Steve H Guest

    If the drive works in other systems or from USB, it sounds like the
    primary IDE channel. You can try flashing the BIOS prior to seeking a
    hardware repair. Also make sure you have the IDE harddrive enabled in
    the BIOS boot order.
     
    Steve H, Feb 28, 2005
    #4
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