Having problems with your Toshiba Tecra M2V-S310 Notebook ?

Dead hard drive, replacement not working

\015 I replaced my toshiba tecra m2v-s310 40GB PATA hard drive with a Samsung Spinpoint 160HC M5 (160 GB). after i power on and enter password, i get: "IDE # 1 Error", then "Intel Boot Agent initializing link...." then "media error: check cable". the hard drive is not recognized by the BIOS (acpi version 1.3). any help would be appreciated. reason for replacement: was making lots of noise and would give me a blue screen without booting up completely.\015

Answers :

The solution is that you simply cannot go out and buy a replacement HD. You have to buy TOSHIBA's replacement HD.
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\015\012They make a 40, 80, 160 and 320 GB HD for Tecra MV2's etc.- Other HDs simply will not detect.
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