Satellite A50 - message from system disk insert after replacing HARD drive


I have an old A50 and the HARD drive comes with it's very slow and cracking now, so I'm trying to replace it with a new HDD - Hitachi travelstar 7200 RPM of 60 GB, with ATA interface.

I took the old HDD and put the new, then on A50 and press F12, and then insert the CD recovery and restored (installation) everything on the new HARD drive. Once it's done, I rebooted A50, but what I got is then a black screen with the message "Insert system disk..." Does anyone know what I did wrong? I got tired of it several times, but I got the same results...

Thank you.


I think that Akuma is right.

On FAT32 and Windows 98 should define the active partition, and then it should work.
Then download a MS-DOS boot disk and burn it to a CD as Akuma has suggested. I tried it and it works :)
It is quite easy with Nero.

Good luck!

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