1st post here. I searched the hard disk forum and couldn't find what I needed.
I replaced the hard disk in my presario 725us and tried to reload XP Pro and it says there is no hard disk on the computer. I replaced the original hard disk with a Travelstar 30gn I had laying around. Is it possible the drive is not compatable? It is the same 20gb and 4200 rpm as the original drive. Do I need to do anything special in the bios to get the computer to recognize the drive? This is my first hard drive replacement so any infomation will help.
I installed the drive in the computer and then tried to install XP Pro from a cd. It went through the first couple sceens and before it got to the screen to partition the drive it said OS unable to install no harddisk. I do not have the original boot disks.
That didn't boot to anything I downloaded it to a cd put it in the drive and started the machine and it said No OS installed.
Let us start from the beginning. To get into the Bios setup utility I press F10 at startup once there I have 3 options Main, Boot, Exit. I am assuming you want the Parrallel Port changed to disable as there is nothing that says
System Configuration or SATA Native Support. Let me know if I'm doing something wrong please.