Start laptop and bios boots fine then goes to black screen says please wait. 30 seconds later nothing and the system reboots. Go into bios and tried hd self test but bios says no drive found. Boot from dvd drive with xp disk and get same error from windows of no drive found. Pulled drive from laptop and put back in. Still same error. I have new replacement drive on order from Newegg. But I hope it is a drive problem and not the laptop.
Any thoughts of what might be cause the drive to not apear? The only change to the system was an upgrade of memory from 1gb to 2 gb. system booted fine after the upgrade. but then out of the blue no hard drive?
Seagate 5400.2 ata 100gb
Windows XP media center edition 05