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HP NC6320 - drive not detected or found during OS install

\015 I formatted the drive that came with the system (seagate) attempting to install a fresh XP Pro OS. When I got to the install windows selection on the boot disk it said the HD couldn't be found. I did see on HP's site where they had firmware for the HD to solve this issue but now that the HD's been formatted that firmware can't be installed. (it was an exe to be run with the OS installed. I also tried another disk, different make but same result. two questions: way to update firmware on drive (sub maybe) ? two: could this be a bios setting to protect data? I don't see anything in there but the HD cover says it has an HP Mobile Data protection System"\015

Answers :

That is a possibility that it has a data protection. Try this http://www.ptdd.com/manual2.htm download the super FDisk and burn the ISO to a DVD. then boot off of it and delete all partitons on your HDD that way it will be erased so you can start over new. You might be able to do this on HPs boot disk too. Unfortunately you cannot update the HDD firmware after the drive has no OS on it. In this case you need an outside tool to totally erase the HDD so the install can see it again.
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