T1200XE error fall on hard disk 0 initialization


I just bought an older T1200XE. When I start the laptop, it prints the message "error initializing hard disk 0" after the memory test, (a few seconds). I have to start with a floppy disk BACK.

If I run FDISK, after awhile, it says 'Disc read error fixed', but if I run FDISK/status it shows me the disk of 20 MB. I downloaded FreeDOS and the FDISK, including in this OS says "controller error".

I have an another T1200XE and this is exactly the same!
I can't believe that two controllers or hd is dead!

It may be possible that the free battery CMOS have erased the BIOS, but, how can I access the BIOS and configure the 20 MB HD? any idea? The setup1.exe program do not have a HD section...

Help please!

Thank you to.



Press F1 at startup to enter the Bios.


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