Hard Drive for laptop works but now laptop will power up past first screen

By jmkh_kami ·
My Laptop will only show the first page before it starts reading the Hard Drive and just sits there and freezes. When i put the HD into another laptop it worked. What do i need to replace on the laptop to remedy the problem. This laptop is my lifeline back to my family in the states, so i have to have this thing.

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Is this

by Jacky Howe In reply to Hard Drive for laptop wor ...

an older laptop with a newer hard drive. It may not have enough power to spin up the newer drive.

Has the drive been detected in the BIOS and set up with autodetect. You may have to manually setup the drive with the Cylinders, Heads and Sectors which should be found on the drive. I don't like the chances though if autodtect didn't pick it up.

Let us know how you get on.

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Can you list for us ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Hard Drive for laptop wor ...

The makes/models of the successful and unsuccessful laptops.

Which 'page' is this "first page" you are referring to?

When you put the HD into the other laptop, what did it do that made you think it worked?

Have you tried swapping BOTH hard drives over?

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