Installing a new laptop hard drive - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Laptops and Notebooks
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-31-2009, 10:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 4
Default Installing a new laptop hard drive

Hello all,

I am trying to install a new hard drive (Western Digital 80GB IDE) into my Toshiba A70 laptop. I purchased an external hard drive enclosure in hopes of getting it formatted and putting an image of my last drive on it. I am having trouble formatting it though. Whenever I attach the drive to my USB, my computer detects the new hardware and the type of drive, but it does not show up as a drive in "My Computer".

I've checked Disk Management, but it shows up as an unallocated space on a seperate drive and I can't do anything to it. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can get this drive formatted?

Thank you for your help.
__________________

Sideswipe29 is offline  
Old 12-31-2009, 10:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
Ste
Do not Stare at my Avatar
 
Ste's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Upon Gleaning Infinity
Posts: 9,577
Send a message via MSN to Ste
Default Re: Installing a new laptop hard drive

Are you sure you can't right click on it in disk management and click on initialize?
__________________

Ste is offline  
Old 12-31-2009, 11:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 4
Default Re: Installing a new laptop hard drive

Yes I am sure. It does not work.
Sideswipe29 is offline  
Old 12-31-2009, 11:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
Ste
Do not Stare at my Avatar
 
Ste's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Upon Gleaning Infinity
Posts: 9,577
Send a message via MSN to Ste
Default Re: Installing a new laptop hard drive

Try it on another computer.
Ste is offline  
Old 12-31-2009, 11:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 4
Default Re: Installing a new laptop hard drive

I have done that as well. Same outcome.
Sideswipe29 is offline  
Old 12-31-2009, 11:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
Ste
Do not Stare at my Avatar
 
Ste's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Upon Gleaning Infinity
Posts: 9,577
Send a message via MSN to Ste
Default Re: Installing a new laptop hard drive

Have you tried it via an internal connection? Not through the enclosure.

Otherwise you can check that model on the manufacturers site for fixes or updated firmware.

If there is none might need to RMA it.
Ste is offline  
Old 12-31-2009, 11:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 4
Default Re: Installing a new laptop hard drive

What do you mean by internal connection? I can only connect 1 HD internally, and doing that doesn't work either....already tried. Is there anyway I can make a bootable CD and perhaps put format and fdisk on it?

I tried booting up with Ultimate CD but I got a message about no operating system found.
__________________

Sideswipe29 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hard Drive Cloning Problem Armand1880 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 7 11-05-2009 09:51 AM
Trying to take data from old laptop hard drive nidreu Laptops and Notebooks 7 09-13-2009 12:52 AM
HELP!! My hard drive will not boot! ehc68 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 15 01-29-2009 04:33 PM
laptop hard drive recovery... harnar123 Laptops and Notebooks 4 10-23-2008 05:29 PM
GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! Laptop drive issues! CalcProgrammer1 Laptops and Notebooks 3 07-24-2008 02:50 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.