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08-21-2009 09:51 PM
This is a computer of a friend. It seems he has lost all CDs and/or floppy disks that came with the computer. I see that HDD recognition doesn't seem to happen in SETUP (BIOS), so I assume that a setup disk or CD of some sort is required.
The only boot options that are available at this time are:
No hard drive recognized. I was able to boot up on the CD-ROM drive with a LiveCD Linux version but it also confirmed that no HDD is recognized at the time. I suppose it is possible that IDE 1 port is dead.
I did attempt to reset the CMOS by holding in SW50 for 5 seconds but that didn't help in recognizing the HDD.
So the model number is:
Restoring XP on this machine would be the best option but if I can get the HDD recognized and install some version of Linux, that would be OK also.
Thanks for any help,
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Re: HP d530 -HDD not recognized, "Non-System disk or disk error"-
08-22-2009 06:44 AM
08-22-2009 06:44 AM
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08-22-2009 07:30 AM
I am not sure why I was assuming that the hard drive was still ok but anyway, I followed a modified version of your suggestion and stuck an old 3.2 gig hard drive on the IDE 1 channel and it found that hard drive right away (even though it said it was on the verge of failing).
Guess I will just keep trying old hard drives from the closet until I find one that will boot. I wonder how a 520 MB hard drive with windows 3.1 will work on this system?
Thanks for taking the time to help,
08-22-2009 10:32 AM
The power supply was dead, (kinda sparked when first plugged in), so I replaced that with one that was laying around. The CD-ROM drive I figured out after a while was only working marginally (also had an old one laying around) that is working better than the other one.
Windows XP is in the middle of being installed and things look OK.