Now, onto my problem. The BIOS will not find the HDD. I have two (2) working HDDs from other laptops. I thought at first I needed a new HDD caddy/pin connector. Wrong. Down another $10.
I figured I would attempt to repartition and format one of the hard drives and when I reboot with a WinXP disk, the installation program formatted and installed Windows. OK great! Now the system states it will reboot, and did so. Upon reboot, I am left at a screen which displays, "Please instert system disk and press any key..." I again reboot and went into the BIOS setup and to my surprise - no hard disk found. Interesting.
Just out of curiosity, I tried again using the Winxp CD and reboot. Again, this time I got the message about how there is already a copy of Winxp and asking me what i want to do. For some reason, I reformatted and reinstalled. We already know the outcome.....
Any ideas? This laptop was one I was building for someone. I have already purchased another that is working great so the customer is happy and has recieved his product. I am just out some money and was wondering if I can fix this issue. Otherwise it looks like I will be getting a DSLinux LiveCD and using this laptop to surf the net in the garage.
Thanks in advance.
Edited by stealintv, 02 June 2009 - 01:42 PM.