Re: Compaq Contura 430

Re: Compaq Contura 430

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Posted by Henry on January 05, 2002 at 16:50:43:

In Reply to: Compaq Contura 430 posted by Matthew on January 05, 2002 at 04:49:18:

: I recently attempted a upgrade from a 722mb hard drive to a 1.6 gig HD which failed, but what happened next is totally confusing. I tried to swap drives only to have the HD refuse to boot, if i take the drive out, the system boots from the floppy drive, if i install the original HD all i get is a black screen with no HD aknowledgement of a HD in the system. The HD (original and attempted swap HD both tested OK and fully functional before and after swap attempt. But now no hard drive is recognized. Am i missing a driver or what? I Would also like to find a manuel for this laptop,where?

You should have a manual even if you don't have problems - and Compaq would be the source. I know they have lots of support info posted and their Tech Service may be able to tell you what went wrong with your HDD swap. You may need to buy a printed manual. You will need to drill down and around a lot (or use search) at:

e-mail is usually low priority, but cheaper; try it first if you need to contact them.

Good Luck,

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