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Toshiba Portege M400 Windows 7 Sata

Hi. I downloaded all the drivers and still can't get it to dectect my hdd when installing windows 7. I've even changed the hard drive. It actually detects hdd on bios and the driver but then it says "No new devices could be found....." I've also upgrade my bios and change JBOD mode to 0Sata and vise versa. Can anyone help me! Thanks.
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  1. If this is a new HDD, it must be formatted first. NTFS format, then re-start the computer.
  2. Hi, thanks for reply. I tried that too. I've used the formatted hard drive. But still same results.
  3. joecyg said:
    Hi, thanks for reply. I tried that too. I've used the formatted hard drive. But still same results.

    Try different SATA ports and make sure that these ports are activated in the BIOS.
  4. Is there a different Sata port for portege laptop?
    When I open hd case, there's only one there.
  5. joecyg said:
    Is there a different Sata port for portege laptop?
    When I open hd case, there's only one there.

    You are right! I had desktops in mind, that's why I said use a different SATA port. How did you install the OS on this hard disk?
  6. I didn't. I am trying to install one. It came with vista when I bought it but hd crashed.
    I wanted to install win7 on this new drive.
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    joecyg said:
    I didn't. I am trying to install one. It came with vista when I bought it but hd crashed.
    I wanted to install win7 on this new drive.

    OK, I understand. Leave the laptop aside for a moment. Take out the new HDD that you purchased, and connect it to another computer using this: http://www.apricorn.com/product_detail.php?type=family&id=39

    Now NTFS format this HDD. Then install it in the laptop. Power ON the laptop, and make sure you get a POST (Power On Self Test) beep. Then insert the Win & DVD and start the installation of Win 7.

    If you do not get the POST beep, then open the laptop and remove the RTC battery (Lithium CR 2032) from the motherboard, and set it aside for 10 to 15 minutes. (On my Dell laptop, the RTC battery is visible when I open the Memory bay plastic cover). Then re-install the RTC battery back on the motherboard. This will reset the BIOS to factory defaults. Now re-start the laptop, and you should hear the POST beep.
  8. Thanks for all the info. I've tried so much and none of it actually work. I found out that drivers on the toshiba website does not work. They don't have the correct driver. What I've done in the end was to install windows vista instead and the driver for windows 7 worked on vista. I am very disappointed about toshiba. Anyways I upgrade from vista to 7 and it worked. Again, thanks for your help.
  9. Best answer selected by joecyg.
  10. Thank you!
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