The computer is a toshiba satelite l650Please review my above comments and advise.
Donetao I am as confused as you. I got up and reset the bios to the default settings. Tried the new hd and again it wont recognize it. Then I put in the old 160 g hd and it shows up in the bios. It is so odd.Hi At this time, I'm suspecting the mother board. Hoping BIOS default will solve this.
I'm sure there will be more suggestions and help tomorrow.
I'm just not understanding why you can't install W7 on a new sata HD and I'm not understanding why it recognizes a old HD with XP OS on it???
All the HDDs must be recognized in BIOS whether formatted or not. Its just maybe some misconfiguration in your BIOS settings, or motherboard confused itself. If that's the case, reset your BIOS to default settings, shut it down, remove the battery and power cord from the laptop, wait for 5 seconds, and press the power button to turn it on.ok both new hds I have tried are sata III
I now know why the new drive would not recognize in the desktop....because it was not formatted. I am in the
process of formatting it now.
Then I will see if the laptop will see it in the bios and I can install Windows 7.
@BoraMurdar- I do have the connections right...because if I put in the older hd with win xp on it it recognizes it
I know that the newer bios just recognize a hd and I should be able to use my Windows 7 installation disc to install Windows 7 but since that wont work I will try this...DO you think because it is sata 3 that is why it will not see it in the bios?
You didn't check your new HDD on another computer, right? [after the format]@Boramubar....I did do the format of the new hd , it did not recognize in the laptop. So I reset to the default bios settings for a second time. Removed the battery and power cord, waited 5 seconds and pressed the power button. Put everything back together and check the bios for the hd ..it still says none. Now at this point I would say maybe the motherboard controller in the laptop is bad..BUT I again put in the 160 g older hd with win xp on it the the bios immediately recognized it....it also is a WD hd. I am now reading what seagate has to say on their website for me to try ...the only thing that might apply is the make a seatools for dos and boot from it but the hard drive is good ..now my desktop finds it just fine.
I think CMOS is another isolated problem if your time and date that was set and couldn't load which reset from the manufacturer's date.k
I suppose the cmos battery could be bad or faulty?...but I had a crazy thought since I already had the hd out of the compaq laptop I used for my gandkids here at home I would try it in the toshiba laptop...this hd is a hitachi...sata 3 well it just recognized it in the bios
So maybe a new seagate or some other brand of HD would work...this is really odd.