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Harddrive not recognized

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March 20, 2010 2:20:23 AM

Hello, what would make my compaq presario m2000 not recognize its onboard harddrive?

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March 20, 2010 2:37:00 AM

Was it recently working and is now giving an error, or did you change anything hardware wise?
March 20, 2010 3:41:26 AM

not sure because a friend gave it to me in this condition......there was no harddrive in it when he got it so i know the harddrive is not original equipment..
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March 20, 2010 12:19:15 PM

So, in the BIOS it cannot see the drive? Can it see the CD/DVD drive?
March 21, 2010 12:43:51 AM

yes.....bios sees cd/dvd does not see harddrive
March 21, 2010 12:45:35 AM

EXT64 said:
So, in the BIOS it cannot see the drive? Can it see the CD/DVD drive?

that's right.....sees cd/dvd but doesn't see harddrive
March 21, 2010 2:09:12 AM

What type of HDD, IDE?

Can you try it in any other ports, or better yet, do you have any extra HDDs you could try?
March 24, 2010 11:39:53 PM

not sure what other ports i could try but i have tried several different harddrives and they all appear to be getting power but not seen....any suggestions??ANYONE??
March 25, 2010 1:17:21 AM

try to connect it using another sata cable, once my motherboard wasn't seeing my CD/DVD drive, so I decided to just try it on a different port with a different sata cable, and it worked, and then I went back to the port that I was using before and it also worked, so the conclusion is the sata cable I was using was DOA, because I tried another one but the same model and it worked....try doing this, hope it fixes it...
March 25, 2010 6:05:27 AM

you do realize this is a laptop right? not sure about sata being on this..
March 25, 2010 9:18:31 PM

sorry didn't know about it...