laptop hardrive, not showing in bios
Posted 20 January 2012 - 09:05 AM
i boot from dvd and when it gets to the screen to format, there are no
drives. just blank. i went to bios and it shows no hardrive. is there a way to fix this.
i think the person who owns the laptop deleted everything.
Posted 20 January 2012 - 09:34 AM
Have you checked the SATA setting? Some notebooks have an option for RAID, and if it is set to that, it can (sometimes) not show up in the BIOS as it normally would. If you are feeling industrious, you could reseat the hard drive.
Posted 21 January 2012 - 10:41 AM
You can't delete anything if Bios sees nothing. So either he (or she) physically removed the drive or the drive is dead. Ask for info from that person. When "fixing" a problem, always ask for the original problem. In other words, you need to reinstall because ... ?
Posted 21 January 2012 - 01:47 PM
Google "presario v6000" (with quotes) - The "Maintenance and Service Guide" will show up. Unfortunately, it doesn't say too much except
- Enable/disable enhanced SATA mode.
Service Manual tells all of the "guts" of the PC. How do you know that it's a WD 160gb? Get inside and check? If so, did you ensure that the cables are correctly attached?
This post has been edited by submix8c: 21 January 2012 - 01:48 PM
Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:46 PM
Maybe the HDD's never show up in the normal BIOS on this peticular notebook (and just in the RAID-BIOS), and u just need to include the SATA/AHCI-drivers ... which version do u try to install? Is SP1 already integrated?
Posted 23 January 2012 - 05:09 AM
Posted 25 January 2012 - 08:15 AM
Removed but leaving it's label on thin air? (I read OP as having read the actula HDD label and not the laptop one
Only to avoid possible misunderstandings you DO NOT want to remove the HDD cover, you want to remove the HDD from the laptop (and to do this you will probably need to remove the HDD BAY cover or disassemble the laptop case)
Posted 26 January 2012 - 04:44 AM
No, actually it was just semantics, the particular way I understood the sentence.
I read this:
to me the subject is the hard drive and not the model.
It can be read as well as :
(and I have rarely seen a laptop label containing info about the internal hard disk)