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Thread: Re: Tecra 9100 - New HDD is not detected

  1. Tecra 9100 - New HDD is not detected
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    I installed a Toshiba Harddisk into a Tecra 9100. Checking the BIOS it shows "Enhanced IDE", but trying to start from the HDD does not work. Even trying to install a new operating system shows, that the HDD is not detected.
    Starting the notebook also takes very long.
    Any idea?

  2. Re: Tecra 9100 - New HDD is not detected
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    Is your new HDD bigger as 120GB? The HDD controller supports the 28bit LBA and bigger HDDs as 120GB will be not recognized by BIOS.

    What you mean with Enhanced IDE? Does the BIOS recognize the new HDD with model number?

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    The HDD is a Toshiba MK4025GAS S/N X3I89209S 456 with 40 GB. It was used before in an older Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook.
    The BIOS does not recognize the model number, it only reports "Enhanced IDE".

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    The HDD is a Toshiba MK4025 GAS with 40 GB and was used before in a Fujtsu Siemens Lifebook.
    The BIOS only recogniizes "Enhanced IDE", not a specific model type.

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    The HDD is a Toshiba MK4025GAS with 40 GB and was last used in a Fujtsu SIEMENS Lifebook.
    The BIOS only shows "Enhanced IDE", not any specific model type.

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    The HDD is a Toshiba MK 4025GAS with 40 GB. It was installed in a Fujtsu Siemens Lifebook before.
    The BIOS only reports "Enhanced IDE", not any specific model type.

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    The HDD is a Toshiba MK 4025GAS with 40 GB. It was installed in a Fujtsu Siemens Lifebook before.
    The BIOS only reports "Enhanced IDE", not any specific model type.

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    The HDD is a Toshiba MK 4025GAS with 40 GB. It was installed in a Fujtsu Siemens Lifebook before.
    The BIOS only reports "Enhanced IDE", not any specific model type.

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    The HDD is a Toshiba MK 4025GAS with 40 GB. It was installed in a Fujtsu Siemens Lifebook before.
    The BIOS only reports "Enhanced IDE", not any specific model type.

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    The HDD is a Toshiba MK 4025GAS with 40 GB. It was installed in a Fujtsu Siemens Lifebook before.
    The BIOS only reports "Enhanced IDE", not any specific model type.

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    The HDD is a Toshiba MK 4025GAS with 40 GB. It was installed in a Fujtsu Siemens Lifebook before.
    The BIOS only reports "Enhanced IDE", not any specific model type.

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    The HDD is a Toshiba MK 4025GAS with 40 GB. It was installed in a Fujtsu Siemens Lifebook before.
    The BIOS only reports "Enhanced IDE", not any specific model type.

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    The HDD is a Toshiba MK 4025GAS with 40 GB. It was installed in a Fujtsu Siemens Lifebook before.
    The BIOS only reports "Enhanced IDE", not any specific model type.

  14. Re: Tecra 9100 - New HDD is not detected
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    I think Raver is correct, you need to purchase a smaller HDD.

    That laptop comes with 40GB or 60GB HDD's, so you need to use a HDD that is 120GB or below. 80GB would be the safest option.

    Read about the 48bit LBA limitation here: http://www.48bitlba.com/

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    The HDD is a Toshiba MK 4025GAS with 40 GB. It was installed in a Fujtsu Siemens Lifebook before.
    The BIOS only reports "Enhanced IDE", not any specific model type.

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    The HDD is a Toshiba MK 4025GAS with 40 GB. It was installed in a Fujtsu Siemens Lifebook before.
    The BIOS only reports "Enhanced IDE", not any specific model type.

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    The HDD is a Toshiba MK 4025GAS with 40 GB. It was installed in a Fujtsu Siemens Lifebook before.
    The BIOS only reports "Enhanced IDE", not any specific model type.

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    The HDD is a Toshiba MK 4025GAS with 40 GB. It was installed in a Fujtsu Siemens Lifebook before.
    The BIOS only reports "Enhanced IDE", not any specific model type.

  19. Re: Tecra 9100 - New HDD is not detected
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    From what you describe, your 40GB should be compatible with Tecra 9100.
    Have you managed to use any other HDD with your Tecra 9100 previously?

    I'd suggest you reset the BIOS settings to the factory defaults, just to ensure there are no errant settings.

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