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Replaced hard drive in Toshiba Tecra M9. Laptop.now refuses to re

\015 Recently I replaced the hard drive on my Toshiba Tecra M9 Laptop ModelPTM90A-01V00K. I am trying to reinstall windows XP Home Edition. The System refuses to recognise the hard drive. Can you please help an old man in dire trouble. Cheers\015\012\015\012Firefly\015

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Look on the back edge of your old HDD where all the gold pins are and on one side there is a group of 4 pins in two rows of two... and see if there is a tiny jumper installed across two of them (white or black about 1/8" tall and 1/16th wide).

Now look on the new HDD and see if there is one there. The NEW HDD must be set up exactly like the OLD one or it won't be detected by BIOS or Windows.

I am beginning to think your LT has the CD as MASTER and the HDD as SLAVE, which may require adding or removing a jumper. Some new ones come with, some without ;-) I didn't think of this earlier

Check that. Email me the result
You have to partition and format the drive before the windows system will be able to notice it and run any programs. Therefore there is no Master Boot Record to load your software..Put the cd back in and let it run a few minutes until it ask you if you want to install or repair in recovery console.Choose repair, then at the DOS prompt type FIXMBR..reboot and you should be goodl If that doesn't work let me know and we'll try something else...
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