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hard drive on a nec versa 6050mx laptop
supermac Apr-15-02 02:23 PM
hello there i was wondering if you can help me please,i have a nec versa
laptop model 6050mx it is a 150mmx mhz,the problem is that i bought a new 10
gig hard drive made by hitachi model DK23CA-10 and when i install the hard
drive and the computers starts it recognisez the hard drive but that is it
it does not go to a c:prompt it just saids the model of the hard drive and
stays blinking,also on the bios it only saids 8 gig,i already upgrade the
bios to version 055 and i was going around different web sites and i notice
that they sale up to 20 gig hard drives for the same laptop model,can you
please help me.thank you

Ramon.


1. RE: hard drive on a nec versa 6050mx laptop
DJ Net2Infinity Apr-15-02 03:00 PM
In response to message 0
Older BIOSs wont recognize a drive bigger than 8 gig, and it sounds like the bios doesn't like the hardrive. WHat size was the one that came out?

3. RE: hard drive on a nec versa 6050mx laptop
supermac Apr-15-02 03:46 PM
In response to message 1
the one that came out was a 2.1 gig.

2. RE: hard drive on a nec versa 6050mx laptop
lbyard Apr-15-02 03:01 PM
In response to message 0
The CMOS Setup might not be set correctly for the drive or it is limited 8 GByte. I suspect the later. Try setting it to auto-detect the drive, if there is such a setting. Otherwise, the 8 GByte limitation can probably be worked around. See http://duxcw.com/faq/hd/40g.htm. You probably have to fdisk and format the drive. See http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/software/windows/upgrade/intro.htm. http://members.ozemail.com.au/~birchb/linux/versa.htm might have some useful info. Larry

4. RE: hard drive on a nec versa 6050mx laptop
supermac Apr-15-02 03:50 PM
In response to message 2
i have set the cmos to auto detec the first time and only reads 8 gig,my hard drive is a hitachi would any of this programs work on it?
thanks

5. RE: hard drive on a nec versa 6050mx laptop
lbyard Apr-15-02 03:54 PM
In response to message 4
Please read the links in my last post. They should answer your questions. Larry

6. RE: hard drive on a nec versa 6050mx laptop
supermac Apr-19-02 06:33 AM
In response to message 4
thanks everybody,problem solve,i use one of the utilities for the hard drives,thanks!!!

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