Solved laptop won't turn on with hard drive installed Tags: Laptops Presario Hard Drives Last response: September 3, 2013 1:23 PM in Laptop Tech Support 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 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? m 0 l 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 m 0 l 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. Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedInstalled new hard drive, Windows 7 won\'t boot on Laptop Forum Laptop won't install from external hard drive that's confirmed working Forum SolvedLaCie d2 USB 3, 4 tb thunderbolt series hard drive won't turn on Forum Solvedwon't turn on with hard drive Forum Toshiba 4TB desktop external hard drive won't turn on Forum SolvedI installed my new WD 1 TB hard drive but now the pc won't find it. Forum i just tried to change my hard drive and now my computer won't turn on. Forum Installed Windows 8 on New Hard Drive, Won't Let Me Activate Forum Computer won't turn on with dead hard drive plugged in can I recovered the data Forum SolvedRemoved hard drive from computer. Now it won't turn on. Is this common Forum SolvedInstalled new hard drive on HP laptop in startup repair i get failure while set up in progress Forum SolvedJust installed msata hard drive and fresh windows 7 install; laptop does not recognize sata hard drive Forum SolvedTried installing Windows 8 on a Windows XP hard drive, computer won't boot BIOS now Forum laptop takes 6 minutes to turn on and 100% hard drive usage? Forum Laptop won't boot from connected hard drive Forum SolvedHow to install second laptop hard drive? Forum SolvedWindows 7 installation wont detect hard drive Forum Laptop hard drive won't boot Forum SolvedI want to install a second hard drive in my laptop, need some advice. Forum External Hard Drive won't turn on. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptop Tech Support categories Windows Configuration !