Solved laptop won't turn on with hard drive installed Tags: Laptops Presario Hard Drives Last response: September 3, 2013 1:23 PM in Laptops & Notebooks Share frank2186 August 30, 2013 3:41:12 PM I got a hold o a Presario 2500 laptop, it will boot to bios but when I put a hard drive in it won't turn on. More about : laptop turn hard drive installed Reply to frank2186 Prostar Computer a b D Laptop August 30, 2013 3:53:22 PM Sounds like the Presario has a hold on you, rather. There could be a short at the sATA connection. Have you tried a different drive? Reply to Prostar Computer frank2186 August 30, 2013 5:30:22 PM Prostar Computer said:Sounds like the Presario has a hold on you, rather. There could be a short at the sATA connection. Have you tried a different drive? its an ide connector and I have tried 3 different hd's I was thinking the same thing about it having a short Reply to frank2186 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution Prostar Computer a b D Laptop September 3, 2013 1:23:35 PM Ah good ol' IDE. You could run a USB live OS, such as Linux, for the time being. If the problem is at the port or the circuitry then there's no easy fix for it, unfortunately. Reply to Prostar Computer Ask the community Post an answer Related resources : ForumSolvedInstalled new hard drive, Windows 7 won\'t boot on Laptop ForumLaptop won't install from external hard drive that's confirmed working ForumSolvedI installed my new WD 1 TB hard drive but now the pc won't find it. ForumSolvedwon't turn on with hard drive ForumSolvedInstalled new hard drive on HP laptop in startup repair i get failure while set up in progress ForumSolvedJust installed msata hard drive and fresh windows 7 install; laptop does not recognize sata hard drive ForumSolvedRemoved hard drive from computer. Now it won't turn on. Is this common ForumSolvedI have a hard drive seperated in 2 partitions, but now after installation my pc won't show second hard drive ForumInstalled Linux on Second Hard Drive and Windows won't boot of primary HDD ForumExternal Hard Drive won't turn on. ForumSolvedReplaced my laptops hard drive and it won't connect to the wireless network. ForumHP g4 laptop that came with Win8 won't recognize Win7 on a different hard drive? ForumMy computer case RANDOMLY won't turn on doesn't detect hard drive? ForumSolvedDownloads and Installations wont go to my hard drive ForumShould A Laptop Turn On/Attempt To Power Up If The Hard Drive Is Dead? Forumif i take my hard drive out of my laptop and put it in my desktop can i play the steams games that are installed on it? ForumInstalled new mb, now my pc won't detect my hard drives ForumLaptop won't recognize external hard drive ForumHp laptop replaced once, then new hard drive. Won't play the Sims 3. What can I do with my 1 yr warranty? ForumSolvedE MACHINES T 5082 wont load windows after new hard drive install More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !