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I have a lifebook t2440 i tired to put windows xp home editon it went to setup and started sherching for a pervious operating system and it came back and said no hard disk drive found.what versions of windows can i use and where can i get a restore disk or download it from

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I have a lifebook t2440 i tired to put windows xp home editon it went to setup and started sherching for a pervious operating system and it came back and said no hard disk drive found.what versions of windows can i use and where can i get a restore disk or download it from


That happens because the BIOS uses a SATA controller that is not included in Windows XP install disk. Usually you can solve the problem going to BIOS settings and changing SATA/RAID settings.Check your BIOS settings, and disable SATA RAID mode.This is done in different ways depending on the BIOS. On HP/Compaq computers for example you press F2 on startup to enter BIOS, then disable SATA mode on bios settings. On other makes the procedure can be slightly different. Another way to fix the problem, is by creating your own XP setup disk with SATA drivers included, see: Resolving "Setup did not find any hard disk drives" during Windows .
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I want to replace my Toshiba M400 80GB drive with a 320GB drive. What I have done: 1. Downloaded on unzipped onto floppy the KR10I raid driver from Toshiba (F6 during Windows Install) 2. Updated BIOS to latest version 3.30 If I use the 80GB drive and attempt a Fresh install of Windows XP utilizing F6 and the RAID drivers on the floppy disk, I can get the Install to "see" the 80GB drive and I get to the EULA screen. If I swap the 80GB drive for the 320GB drive and go through the same process as above, the Windows installer complains that it cannot find a HD, even though I use the same F6 process above.


I believe this hard drive may be beyond the motherboards capabilities of detecting. Does it see it in the BIOS at all with the 320GB attached? Are you certain the 320GB drive works fine? Have you tried it in another machine? Please let me know and I can help!
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Boot up problem


NOTE: Ususally when computers DO NOT find any startup information on the SELECTED DRIVE (like when you click a key) it goes to the default drive.WHICH IS YOUR HARD DRIVE.Meaning it is probably your Harddrive is broken, or your connection from hard drive to motherboard is brokenBurn a Live CD bootdisk of some linux distributionliek Slax, google it.Burn it to a bootable CD and put it into your drive, then select to boot from it.If it boots only using your CD ROM drive, if that works then its probably not your BIOS/rest of computer, which is good.And while in the live cd, you can see your harddrive and see files, that means its not broken its just your connection to it....either way im guessing youll have to send it in.
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Boot up problem


This is a easy fix all you need is a windows xp installation disk.what you do is put the disk in and boot off of the cd option.if you need help with the xp cd installation i can write up a guide for you.also is the first harddrive new or came with the comp.if it is a new harddrive it might not have a operating system on it.email me if you have anymore qeustions or you want the guide.i can even make a video for you but it probably won't be good quality.
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I'm trying to reinstall XP on my sisters viewsonic V1250s and I cant get it to load. I have the recovery cd's and an external cd drive. Her roomate put linux on it and jacked it up. I put in a new HDD and when I try to load XP from the recovery disks i get a blue screen of death telling me to check the disk or that it has a virus when I try using an external cd drive to load it. I tried loading dos 7.1 and then copying the I386 folder but cant get windows to load that way either. Why this didnt have an internal cd drive built in is beyond me. And why send recovery CD's if they wont load on it? I really need help getting this back up. I need to know how to load the recovery cds on this, and how to get the laptop to boot from the CD. Many thanks for any help


Hello, first of all, the XP media has to be "bootable". Now, you will have to format the hdd so that the Linux partition can be deleted. When this is completed, recreate the partition, generally XP will do this for you, try booting with the restore cd's again and it should work, start the install....cheers
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We understand that your problem is: Hi please help me i dont know what to do i purchased a used compac tc1000 tablet pc on ebay for college and It had ubuntu installed on it and not windows xp it did come with the 3 windows recovery disk but when i put them in the portable usb cdrom drive it pulls it up in file browser and wont run it. I thought it was becuase of the ubuntu operating system they put on it so i tried deleteing it and when it boots up it still says ubuntu but when it boots and im on the home page there are no longer the top and bottom menu bars on there where you access the menu, applications, wifi, turnoff or restart options all thats gone!! I cant get the windows xp disk to run please help me i dont know what to do i just spent all this money on this thing for school and now i cant even use it. . Remember i do have the 3 original restore/recovery windows xp disks everytime i put it in the usb cdrom drive it takes me to file browser with the restore folder but it wont run the restore process


Hi First you need to make the USB CD-rom Drive as the first boot device by going to BIOS setup by tapping F2 when the system turns ON , after changing the boot order insert the first disc and restart the computer it should run from the disc.
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Bought used toughbook on ebay, no hard drive or OS. using my old hard drive from broken one. get to bios screen, but will not boot up into windows. I'm guessing some drivers may be jacking me up, how do I get around this issue and boot into windows? tried safe mode


Reformat the had drive and install a fresh copy of OS from the compact disc.... once the installation is complete, boot up the computer again... if it works, then every thing is perfect....you can go ahead and install the drivers for your devices in the compter... please clarify if you have any further troubles in installing the OS in your computer...
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Portege 3500 Hello I have a Portege 3500 and am using Windows XP tablet PC edition. When I turn it on Windows Page shows but then the screen goes blank and it goes no further. It does not have a cd drive so I bought a Philips CD Drive but laptop does not seem to recognise it. Any ideas how I can get the Recovery and Config Builder disks as I have lost Disk 1 and how do I make my cd disk usable or do I have to use a Toshiba cd drive. Much appreciated. Thanks Mrs P


I have had the same problem. I tried a new hard drive but that didn't work. I found the recovery discs I had were faulty and got new ones from Toshiba (took about a week). Connect the CD drive with the first disc installed and power on, hold the "C" key down and it should look to the CD drive to boot up. You can also watch for the "Toshiba" screen which has a line of icons across the bottom (I think they represent *network *CD drive *floppy drive and some others) and you can press the right or left arrow keys and see an indicator under each icon move from one to the next, stop under the CD drive. I was told by a BestBuy Geek squad tech that it could easily be a motherboard error and it's not worth repairing as those parts are more than a new laptop. I did get a blue-screen error message the first time I tried the new recovery discs, but the second time worked. When you're successful the system will be back in 2003 (or whatever year the computer was sold) and you'll have to download updates from Toshiba and from MS Windows. As I'd run the recovery-and-update several times I found that updating Windows XP beyond Service Pak 2 gave me more errors, when I stopped with SP2 it runs OK. It's a great machine but age catches up.
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