May 17th, 2004, 01:07 AM
Laptop Hard Drive Problems
I`ve encountered a new and seemingly strange problem. I`ve just got a 2.5" hard drive to put in an old laptop. As the laptop has no cd rom drive i thought i`d install a OS onto the hard drive through one of my old desktops. I`m using a 2.5" to 3.5" ide convertor.
Ive tried installing Linux and Windows onto it but when ever i try to boot off of the hard drive the computer basically locks up. The BIOS detects the hard drive fine, i`ve checked that the hard drive settings in the BIOS (heads, sectors, etc..) are correct. It go`s past the POST screen and just at the point were it would boot off of the hard drive the computer locks up, It will not even reboot by pressing CTRL-ALT-DEL, I have to use the power button.
Has anyone else ever encountered this problem?
Do laptop hard drives work any diffrently?