Maybe this solves your problem too. If you are competent to fiddle with laptop hard drives good on ya sport. No, create an account now. Printing the info will probably make life easier I can’t get the machine to boot into safe mode, and even trying to install the windows comes up with the same problem. You can use your XP CD and the product key from the sticker on laptop.

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Laptop Hard Drives

All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. I get the same problem whichever boot option I choose, the error message regarding the registry problem. Ethernet, phone and Firewire ports are present, and scattered around.

I’m guessing he has somehow corrupted a registry entry, but I can’t sort it because windows steadfastly refuses to run. Board index Time zone: Yes, my m3438v is: I have opened the machine up and confirmed the disk drives are correctly connected.

Why would the BIOS suddenly stop recognising the hard drives?

An external USB drive might show up in the list of possible boot devices tho’ How do you have 2 hard drives hooked up? Pros Good Price for the features you get Great screen glossy finish with bright colors and good contrast Awesome graphics power! If a mod would like to merge the threads together I’d be grateful. Fujitsu Siemens laptop aaaagh I see you’ve posted the same thread in the software forum.


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The only XP disk I have is one of the very first versions, and the licence is not valid any more! Does anyone have any ideas? Discussion in ‘ Software ‘ started by scoobysnacksApr 1, I don’t know if the notebooks are the same but it seems like they are.

It has never frozen up, crashed or any such thing due to excessive heat generated when playing demanding games. Printing the info will probably make life easier Make sure swta the hard drive is recognized and enabled correctly in the BIOS.

You enter the bios by tapping a key as the pc boots, I’m not sure which one for compaq, watch the screen. Sqta Siemens M Above view of keyboard view larger image The usual black keyboard feels solid and is smooth and quiet. You have to make sure you buy an hdd with 9,5mm height 12,5mm doesn’t fit. My friend has asked me to look at his Fujitsu Siemens laptop, an Amilo MG, because it refuses to load windows.


You can use your XP CD and the product key from the sticker on laptop. Maybe this solves your problem too.

Fujitsu Siemens comp, aaaaagh!

Perhaps Dave will tell us. If the HD is dead, there’s no point in wasting the time to try to repair the Windows Do you already have an account?

If you are competent to fiddle with laptop hard drives good on ya sport. It’s Voodoo to get them back I’m afraid. Having a RAID controller is a rather strange decision on a laptop though, you see that in servers usually. Satz was thinking it might well be a hard drive error.