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new hard drive in ibm laptop a21e

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Corvus, Sep 17, 2004.

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  1. Corvus

    Corvus Thread Starter

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    I have replaced my ibm laptop hard drive with a non ibm one. Its a travel star 10 gig same size as the old one. I fdisked the drive and formated it , no problem . I booted to my win 2k cd and proceded with the install , the files seem to install correctly , except after the first restart the laptop just goes to a flashing cursor . All disks were removed for the first restart.


    Anyone have any thoughts?

    Thx in advance
     
  2. pinntech

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    Well... first of the Travel Star is an IBM drive. :)

    Second, you might want to search the internet for a program called DBAN. Use it to wipe the drive completely clean.

    After that, if you do not need anything special, like more than one partition and so forth, just let your win 2k CD do the rest of the work.

    Something might have went wrong during the partitioning or formatting of the drive. Second possiblitly.. the drive might be bad. I think IBM has DIAG tools for their HDD's also. Check their website for a DIAG tool if the DBAN and reinstall does not work.

    Hope it helps a little...

    Shane
     
  3. Corvus

    Corvus Thread Starter

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    Thx for the reply, this hard drive came from the print controller of a digital copier/printer., its new and had 4 partitions on it . I will redo it again and see whay happens .
     
  4. Corvus

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    DBAN worked , thx for your help
     
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