Packard bell easynote mv35-202, primary IDE disabled-can not change it

My friend has a packard bell easynote mv35-202
he said he dropped it accidentally
so it could not start, went to pc world
he was told that HDD needs replacing
got a new one 250gb
replaced it but BIOS won't allow to change the settings
it says primary IDE disabled, and I can not change it
when the new HDD installed it hangs before i can get in to BIOS
with old HDD I can get in to BIOS but I can not enable Primary IDE

Any ideas?

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  1. werdas said:
    My friend has a packard bell easynote mv35-202
    he said he dropped it accidentally
    so it could not start, went to pc world
    he was told that HDD needs replacing
    got a new one 250gb
    replaced it but BIOS won't allow to change the settings
    it says primary IDE disabled, and I can not change it
    when the new HDD installed it hangs before i can get in to BIOS
    with old HDD I can get in to BIOS but I can not enable Primary IDE

    Any ideas?

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    I have the same problem - did you find a solution?
  2. Wow Packard Bell.

    There is a BIOS update dated 7/06/2007 has that update been applied? It is ver.1.07

    A quick attempt at the Forum page for that model was not available due to maintainace it said, I would check back to see
    others with that model and what they did to fix it.

    http://support.packardbell.com/uk/item/?pn=PB59C00001&g=2000
  3. yes I have updated adn it worked :)
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