Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Laptop Hard Drive wont register


  • Please log in to reply

#1
schillyinphilly

schillyinphilly

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
I had a hard drive go bad on me so I got a new one and havent gotten it up to speed yet. I'm trying to install Windows XP onto it and after it's initial load, it says:
"Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer. Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve running a manufacturer-supplied diagnostic or setup program. Setup cannot continue. To quit Setup, press F3.".
Then after I reboot, I try to run "fdisk" and a message comes up that says:
"No Fixed Disks Present"
I've been trying to get this laptop up and running for 3 months now and it's really starting to get to me. I would really apreciate some help with this.
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
umpire

umpire

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 7 posts
did you inter your laptop's "setup" or "bios" and see if it registers?
  • 0

#3
schillyinphilly

schillyinphilly

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
setup? bios? i have no computer skills at all when it comes to internal affairs. if you mean when i try to setup windows, i get that message i already posted. bios, i dont know what that is.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP