Qosmio G20 - XP doesn't see second HARD drive, but the BIOS is
Mylène for the long post - but think if give good info, I poss of correct answer:
After the crash of QOSMIO G20... managed to reinstall of XP Recovery DVD-ROM. Immed after, looked at the config with Win Explorer and two hard drives all present and correct. even copied a picture of my images on the D: drive, just to make sure that all aok.
Then downloaded SP3 and tried to install - it reported failure and then shut down the PC. After attempts to get again - until finally resorted to reuse the Recovery DVD-ROM.
Come back XP again - but now, while the BIOS sees two hard drives (reports size, Fab details, etc.), as far as Windows is concerned, it does not exist.
Tried to initialize in disk management - no sign there.
He was then released, put it in a shopping cart, connected to the office and initialized and formatted - then returned to mobile... zilch!
Your kind suggestions and recommendations could save just the remaining strands terrified of hair of a violent end...
A lot of TIA
Normally, if the BIOS recognizes the HARD drive, but not Windows, this means that the HARD disk is not formatted, but it must be visible under the Windows disk management.
You see it now?
If not it is not easy to say what the reason are you should try load default settings in the BIOS and save it. Then start Windows and check if HDD is visible there too.
In the worst case, it s that a malfunction of the HARD disk controller, but what you can test if swap you the two drives and put them in another location.
I own a X 70 A 11 Q Qosmio with a 1.5 T HARD drive.
I want to add a second HARD drive into the empty Bay.
Can someone me, Toshiba spare part is needed to mount the new HARD drive into the empty Bay?
Where can I get a spare part in Germany?
All parts can be ordered from local authorized Toshiba maintainer.
Here is a page with all FSA available worldwide:
But even if there is a 2nd HARD drive Bay, you must check if the Bay contains the HARD drive connector.
The fact is that not all models are equipped with the same motherboard, but with the same substantive coverage that contain 2nd HARD drive Bay.
By the way: what you need is a kind of drive bracket HARD 2.5 ". Something like [this | http://www.newmodeus.com/shop/images/TOS-X505%20sm.jpg]
I would like to know if its possible to add a second hard drive to the X 500-12 q?
I suppose that space is available, but I would like to know whether the connector is here & all
I could just open the case and plug it in.
In the document s user manuals I have not found something on HD upgrade so I m really don't know if this will be possible.
Anyway, as Jeka wrote, remove the HARD drive cover and check if there is place for second HARD drive and also necessary SATA connector.
I have older 300 x and there is room for two drives.
I added a 128 gB microSD card to provide the space for my photos, (a second hard drive) but lightroom won't let me not import all the pictures that are already on the map. The only import option is 'copy', not 'Add '.
I had a problem with Lightroom on Microsoft Surface 3. I added a 128 gB microSD card to provide the space for my photos, (a second hard drive) but lightroom won't let me not import all the pictures that are already on the map. The only import option is 'copy', not 'Add '. I worked around this by mounting a network directory containing photos and imported from there. Is it possible to stop Lightroom to see such a map as a camera?
I have not tested, but it should work with Lightroom:
Not sure what happens if you remove the card and put in a similar SD card. I would like to test it so that you know what to expect.
My computer was built to accept two hard drives. I bought it with one installed. Now, I have installed the second hard drive in the Bay and connected with a serial ATA cable. How to find it. I see only the C drive in my computer?
I try one of this popular box that allows me to put a second hard drive in the Bay optical slot, I use a Sata to Sata adapter, so there is not really an adapter and more properly connect:
[http://www.akasa.co.uk/update.php?tpl=product/product.detail.tpl&no=181&type=Enclosures&type_sub = 2.5%20Enclosure&model=AK-OA2SSA-BK]
My problem is with the BIOS Toshiba waiting for a STRANGE device in this Sata port and cams out with a "CD" error, disable the Sata port.
I have a workaround, if I start the PC, BIOS after with what this either in the Bay of the STRANGE, after Windows starts, I have insert the second HARD drive in the Bay of ODD, go to "Windows Device Manager" a 'check for changes on the hardware"and voila, the second HDD works fine , for me, it shows a limitation in the BIOS.
Y at - it assistance, a Beta BIOS or something else, I have the latest BIOS 3.00 for this machine installed.
Please check this thread:
It seems that Tecra M10 does not support a select bay that would allow you to use a 2nd HDD rather than the ODD.
As far as I know select bay is compatible with the Tecra M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, S1, S2
My laptop has a space for a second hard drive, but not of connectors. I use Windows 7 Pro 64 bit and I would like to add a second drive in this niche. My main drive is 1 TB and I'm running out of room. I am currently using a 1 to external but it is cumbersome when you travel. What should I do to use the second drive?
An example of what you need to use the 2nd HARD drive Bay is at the link below.
DP - K
I bought the hard drive enclosure kit (605415-001) to install a second hard drive on my DV7 - 4104ca. The cable supplied with the kit is the same on the main hard drive, but the motherboard has only 1 conntector to cable companies. There is another free connector on the card that uses the same cable that the internal hard drive, but assistance phone HP has no idea what I'm talking about.
Does anyone know which cable (part number) I need?
Or even what it is that the type of connector called and then I can source my own cable.
You are the very welcome.
It will be.
I want to change my hard drive, but the category in the BIOS is not editable.
I can not change the type of hard drive in the BIOS on my desktop PC.
And you want to change in the BIOS now?
I put t know which option you mean exactly
The drive in the BIOS, you can change t. That's why you should buy a new
I go out the HARD drive, when I stick to the rear; the BIOS didn't detect the HARD drive.
How can I configure the HARD drive in the BIOS? The discs i/o isn't editable t option.
I need urgent help...
Try to access the BIOS and set the defaults. Don t forget to save the changes. ;)
A friend of mine had a similar problem and the BIOS default settings has been the key.
So check it out
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Thanks, in advance
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I'm trying to install Windows 7 on a (40.1 GB) partition on my hard drive, but the installer tells me that I need the driver (Promise Technology Inc. Ultra IDE Controller. I searched the Internet and tried several, but no results. Can someone point me in the right direction. I have a box to open with Technical Support, but not a lot of help out there.
Thanks in advance
Joe Franklinoriginal title: installation of Windows 7
I suggest that you visit the gigabyte website for your region (and/or the site global http://www.gigabyte.com/?f=g ) and check your motherboard for compatibility with Windows 7.
The problem you are experiencing would imply that Windows 7 has no native driver support for your disk controller, so if Gigabyte don't have drivers that you are locked unless you buy a discreet disk controller that is compatible Windows 7.
Please mark this as useful or response if applicable.
On the other hand, you have this posted in a forum of Windows XP when it is really a problem of Windows 7.
I try to use a USB 2.0 port 20 adapter SATA/IDE to clone my hard drive but the drive iI'm try clone has been partitioned as a GPT protected partition. Any can help me?
I don't think that you can do in XP. I think that you need x 64 XP, Vista x 64 win7 x 64 or windows server x 64. As it says here
The only thing you can do in XP's format
* Original title: installation of windows 7
I install Windows 7 on a new hard drive, but the installation gives an installation message could not create a partition or locate an existing partition. Why installation does not create a new partition.
Try the following
Boot from the Windows 7 DVD
Click Install now
Accept the license agreement
When the option is displayed to select a type of installation, click (Custom advanced)
Press SHIFT + F10 from your keyboard
type the following commands
the list volume
Next, you select the volume where you want to install Windows 7
Type: select disk #.
# represents the number of the volume
create the primary partition
format fs = ntfs quick
Try to reinstall.
I see my new Satellite A200-1 of body weight has two hard drive bays, the research in the second span, I don't see how a second drive can be mounted as the plug into the Jack seems to be missing.
What parts do I have to mount to place a second drive that they are held in stock by out of the local computer and are quite cheap, can someone advise me on part numbers etc of the bits I need.
I know that this empty place for second HARD drive is a bit confusing, but the same situation is with my A200-1CR. The fact is that some A200 models come with 2 hard drives and laptop case design this place must be prepared for this second HDD.
But this does not mean that each A200 can be improved for the second HARD drive.
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