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Upgrading HDD, Tried to install cloned HDD, lappie won't boot up

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cgjung, Jul 10, 2007.

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  1. cgjung

    cgjung Thread Starter

    Jul 20, 2004
    I tried to put the newly cloned HDD (120 GB) on my Dell Inspiron 1405 to replace the old HDD (60 GB), but when it tried to boot up, the error message said the HDD was corrupted and stopped the process. I'm guessing the BIOS is still thinking about old HDD (60GB) in placed and when verify in BIOS setup, it has the old setting (60GB). I was expecting the BIOS will update itself when new HDD was installed. Is there anyway to update the BIOS on dell inspiron 1405, so it will recognize my newly cloned HDD? I did not see any option to reset HDD setting in BIOS. What is the right step on putting cloned HDD on old laptop? I appreciate if anybody can provide answer. Thanks.

    OK... I used Samsung 120GB to replace the original HD (Fujitsu 60GB); somehow... I can not see the full capacity of the HDD, it only showed 58GB, further checking showed the LBA is only half the actual capacity. After not being able to install this (cloned) HDD, I low-level-formatted the HDD (while still primary, sole HDD in laptop), but the capacity is still half of the actual. Does the BIOS restrict the HDD capacity? When I put this HDD on enclosure, the capacity remains half of the actual. Is there any way to restore its capacity to 120GB. Please help.:( :( :(
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