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IBM 2373 - Installed a new harddrive and operating system. Didn't use it for about 6 months. I started the laptop today and got the message "cannot detect operating system" and no harddrive detected. What should I do?


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Work on a table, open the Memory Compartment, and make sure the ram is fully seated. To be sure it's best to take the ram stick/s out, and reseat it/them.

AC adapter, (Charger), plugged in, battery installed, turn the laptop on, insert your Installation disk again. When the instructions come to Fresh Install, or Repair, choose Repair.

[Checking the ram module/s to see if they are fully seated, isn't really a have to situation, but it's best to do this, and bypass a possible problem. Doesn't take much of a jar to unseat a laptop ram module. {Ram Module is proper computer speak for -> Ram Stick}

If your harddrive still isn't seen, it's time to go to BIOS Setup.
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