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Hardrive Disc read error?

Last response: in Storage
January 22, 2012 4:12:24 PM

Im trying to install windows xp professional on a Hm160hi Harddrive. I have the windows disc and a "ultimate Boot disc"
Im trying to install the hard drive on a Lenovo T61 Thinkpad. Do i have to install the drivers or something before it will "see" the harddrive? Thanks guys a ton! :) 
a b G Storage
January 22, 2012 4:35:18 PM

Did you physically install the the hard drive into the laptop or are you connected to it using a usb device?
January 22, 2012 4:36:42 PM

physically i tend to stay away from usb hds
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a b G Storage
January 22, 2012 4:39:33 PM

Are you able to see it inside the BIOS?>
January 22, 2012 4:40:52 PM

im able to see it in parted magic (linux tool) so its seeing it just for some reason when i try to install windows it doesnt... weird
a b G Storage
January 22, 2012 5:13:47 PM

Are you using RAID with your hard drives?
a b G Storage
January 22, 2012 5:19:42 PM

Try resetting the bios to the defaults.
January 22, 2012 7:45:26 PM

Its a single Laptop harddrive so no raid.
i tried reseeting bios to default still doesnt recognize it in windows setup.
It recoginizes it everywhere else though... weird
a b G Storage
January 22, 2012 8:07:45 PM

Duh, sorry about the raid question.....laptop, duh. lol
Do you have any recovery partitions on that hard drive?
January 22, 2012 8:14:16 PM

its a brand new harddrive samsung
a b G Storage
January 22, 2012 10:42:56 PM

Did you try using Diskpart in the recovery console when booting up with the xp cd?
January 22, 2012 10:47:47 PM

duhno how to get to the console