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HDD not recognized by puter?.....HELP!!!

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Anonymous
April 17, 2004 11:04:11 PM

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Got myself an ebay special Compaq Presario 12XL300 Laptop minus hard drive.
I've tried to install 3 known good hard drives and none are recognized in
the bios and I get the message "Operating system not found" on boot. Any
suggestions besides staying away from ebay?
GMAN

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Anonymous
April 18, 2004 2:50:58 AM

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yah set your drive to cable select , the CDROM is hogging the IDE
chain

>Got myself an ebay special Compaq Presario 12XL300 Laptop minus hard drive.
>I've tried to install 3 known good hard drives and none are recognized in
>the bios and I get the message "Operating system not found" on boot. Any
>suggestions besides staying away from ebay?
>GMAN
>
Anonymous
April 18, 2004 10:34:05 AM

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In a laptop?

Personally, I'd suspect a bad motherboard I'd return it!
"Sharmon" <on@request.com> wrote in message
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> yah set your drive to cable select , the CDROM is hogging the IDE
> chain
>
> >Got myself an ebay special Compaq Presario 12XL300 Laptop minus hard
drive.
> >I've tried to install 3 known good hard drives and none are recognized in
> >the bios and I get the message "Operating system not found" on boot. Any
> >suggestions besides staying away from ebay?
> >GMAN
> >
>
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Anonymous
April 18, 2004 12:07:56 PM

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Yes the CDROM and HDD are both IDE and should be cable select . This
would matter if it was only 1 IDE device

>In a laptop?
>
>Personally, I'd suspect a bad motherboard I'd return it!
>"Sharmon" <on@request.com> wrote in message
>news:c7r380l1a4omaarrp27h4hlgpns7q2urop@4ax.com...
>> yah set your drive to cable select , the CDROM is hogging the IDE
>> chain
>>
>> >Got myself an ebay special Compaq Presario 12XL300 Laptop minus hard
>drive.
>> >I've tried to install 3 known good hard drives and none are recognized in
>> >the bios and I get the message "Operating system not found" on boot. Any
>> >suggestions besides staying away from ebay?
>> >GMAN
>> >
>>
>
Anonymous
April 18, 2004 1:27:30 PM

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I've never even SEEN a jumper on a laptop hard drive or laptop cd drive.
"Sharmon" <on@request.com> wrote in message
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> Yes the CDROM and HDD are both IDE and should be cable select . This
> would matter if it was only 1 IDE device
>
> >In a laptop?
> >
> >Personally, I'd suspect a bad motherboard I'd return it!
> >"Sharmon" <on@request.com> wrote in message
> >news:c7r380l1a4omaarrp27h4hlgpns7q2urop@4ax.com...
> >> yah set your drive to cable select , the CDROM is hogging the IDE
> >> chain
> >>
> >> >Got myself an ebay special Compaq Presario 12XL300 Laptop minus hard
> >drive.
> >> >I've tried to install 3 known good hard drives and none are recognized
in
> >> >the bios and I get the message "Operating system not found" on boot.
Any
> >> >suggestions besides staying away from ebay?
> >> >GMAN
> >> >
> >>
> >
>
Anonymous
April 18, 2004 5:51:47 PM

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>I've never even SEEN a jumper on a laptop hard drive or laptop cd drive.

In my very limited experience on old laptops neither have I. Curious
though...what is the mode a laptop operates in...standard IDE Master/Slave, or
Cable Select? I'd guess IDE M/S, as that what I had to use when adding HDDs
and CDROMS to base expansion units for older laptops I have. (Not that any of
this has anything to do with the original poster's problem--I just wanted to
add a tidbit of interesting info to my "knowledge".

As for the original problem, try a CMOS reset, or could be a bad data cable.
Worse case, bad systemboard...

Dale

Dale
Anonymous
April 19, 2004 5:15:16 PM

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DEJ57 wrote:
>>I've never even SEEN a jumper on a laptop hard drive or laptop cd drive.
>
>
> In my very limited experience on old laptops neither have I. Curious
> though...what is the mode a laptop operates in...standard IDE Master/Slave, or
> Cable Select? I'd guess IDE M/S, as that what I had to use when adding HDDs
> and CDROMS to base expansion units for older laptops I have. (Not that any of
> this has anything to do with the original poster's problem--I just wanted to
> add a tidbit of interesting info to my "knowledge".
>
> As for the original problem, try a CMOS reset, or could be a bad data cable.
> Worse case, bad systemboard...
>
> Dale
>
> Dale

Looking just to the right of the 43 connector pins on a laptop drive
(Travelstar DADA-26480) are 4 pins, which can be selected with a jumper
for "Device0", "Device1", or "Cable Sel."...
My laptops came standard as "Device0" for the main C:\drive...

Willard :) 
Anonymous
April 19, 2004 10:48:35 PM

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As I said most (not all) Compaqs are cable select and if you set it
to 0 or 1 it will not work with the CDROM in

>DEJ57 wrote:
>>>I've never even SEEN a jumper on a laptop hard drive or laptop cd drive.
>>
>>
>> In my very limited experience on old laptops neither have I. Curious
>> though...what is the mode a laptop operates in...standard IDE Master/Slave, or
>> Cable Select? I'd guess IDE M/S, as that what I had to use when adding HDDs
>> and CDROMS to base expansion units for older laptops I have. (Not that any of
>> this has anything to do with the original poster's problem--I just wanted to
>> add a tidbit of interesting info to my "knowledge".
>>
>> As for the original problem, try a CMOS reset, or could be a bad data cable.
>> Worse case, bad systemboard...
>>
>> Dale
>>
>> Dale
>
>Looking just to the right of the 43 connector pins on a laptop drive
>(Travelstar DADA-26480) are 4 pins, which can be selected with a jumper
>for "Device0", "Device1", or "Cable Sel."...
>My laptops came standard as "Device0" for the main C:\drive...
>
>Willard :) 
Anonymous
April 26, 2004 2:52:22 AM

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Verdict is in, it was a bad motherboard, hard drive was set to CS, bios was
set to auto. Thanks for the help.
GMAN

"DavidG35" <DavidG35@NOSPAMcox.net> wrote in message
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> Got myself an ebay special Compaq Presario 12XL300 Laptop minus hard
drive.
> I've tried to install 3 known good hard drives and none are recognized in
> the bios and I get the message "Operating system not found" on boot. Any
> suggestions besides staying away from ebay?
> GMAN
>
>
!