[Wiltshire] Has anybody had laptops that refuse to speak to any
SATA hard disk?
wiltslug at iremonger.me.uk
Wed Jul 30 15:55:30 BST 2008
I have this bizarre problem.. I wonder if John or anybody else
recognizes this ? --
HP dv2000 Laptop machine, with Fujitsu (uugh!) SATA 2.5" hard disk...
...Had some kind of corruption/dataloss type problem -- but there was
no problem recovering the data using a desktop machine with SATA
cable... and I thought I found write-errors / sector errors that
have gone a way by doing a full w/r badblocks scan on the disk.
I... replaced the disk with a new Seagate disk... (expecting that
this is the usual case of disk failure given that I also had
trouble with the disk AND a previous technician declared there
to be hard disk problems).
I am finding that the laptop will NOT see either the old or new
SATA disk, despite resetting CMOS and reseating connectors etc.
- the disk appears to spin-up but just not be 'seen' by the BIOS.
The machine seems to work -- could use it from a USB-disk or
flash-card or CD etc... -- it just won't see any SATA hard
Does anybody recognize this particular sort of weirdness at all?
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