Having problems with your Dell Inspiron B130 Notebook ?

Compaq armada e500 850mhz p3 laptop

\015 I have a 60 gig fugitsu drive installed 8 m chache ata100 4200rpm . i wanted a faster drive with more space , so i purchased a hitachi hts721010g9at00 this is a 100 gig hd with 8 m chache at 7200rpm , yes ata-100 standard ide . once installed laptop refused to reconize it , keep saying disk read error . so i got my adapter hooked it up to my desktop and it installed winxp no problem . so i tried it back in the laptop , but still disk read error . Is this some sort of limitation of the bios . i mean with the old bios they was a 23 gig limit but the upgrade fixed that . Also with the new drive the cdrom will not boot .\015

Answers :

I'd like you to get into your bios. At the main bios window make sure your bios is seeing the hard drive correctly (model number). Also check that your cdrom is listed. While in the Bios go to boot & correct the boot order. 1st should be cdrom, 2nd should be your new Hitachi.
\015\012You mentioned you connected it to a PC. Than you installed WinXP & everything went fine. Disk read error means your laptop does not like the FAT. When you bought the Hitachi did you get a disk utility? If not download it from the link provided here & test your drive. Use the disk utility to set up your new drive & format
\015\012it with the utility. Try again to boot to your cdrom & install WinXP. If your XP does not include SP1 or SP2 your drive may show a smaller size.
\015\012http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm
\015\012Good luck, I hope the disk utility fixs the problem.
\015\012http://www.hitachigst.com/tech/techlib.nsf/techdocs/50C8DBC2A315A4C786256F400065B756/$file/7K100_SATA_FINAL_DS.pdf (Info)
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