Re: HELP: NEC Laptop won't recognize hard drive

Re: HELP: NEC Laptop won't recognize hard drive

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Posted by vladimir on September 07, 2000 at 22:16:13:

In Reply to: HELP: NEC Laptop won't recognize hard drive posted by adam on September 05, 2000 at 18:43:07:

: I bought a new hard drive for my NEC Versa 2405 CD. The new drive is the same drive, just made two months later than the original. However I can't get the computer to recognize the HD. Even when I specify the settings, tracks, cylinders etc. it won't boot. Trying F-Disk results in a "No Fixed Disk Present".

: Any suggestions????
I was paying with the bios on a versa e laptop
and decided to exit without updating the cmos.
From that moment on, the versa no longer saw the
hd. I tried every thing from fdisk, format the hd
re-installing at the software on another machine
and resetting the hd bios settings. Nothing
worked, the message I got was boot sector missing
and a bios message confilict between bios setting
and post check of hd. When the bios hd setting was
checked it generally was found to have been set to
custom drive type rather than bios define type
that i had selected. Another clue was the floopy
selection was corrupted in a similar manner. The
CMOS backup battery was the culprit when the cmos
is updated when exiting the bios and the battery
is a bit tired or some contact resistance on the
lithium battery holder garbage can be written
into the cmos memory. Try a new battery

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