i ended up having to return the laptop for warantee repair, it was a bad hard drive, thanks for y our help my yahoo messenger ID turbodog1975 add me if you want ----- Original Message ----- From: "Spider" <spider1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2002 4:06 PM Subject: [24hoursupport] Re: hard drive not detected > > Turbodog, > Based on your description of the model, this is what I think you have: > > http://wwss1pro.compaq.com/support/reference_library/viewreferencelibrar > y.asp?countrycode=1000&catid=763&famid=2033&prodid=2220|Presario%20700xx > > > If that is not your model then go to the support home and look it up. I > think you can enter a serial number to insure you are getting the > correct model. The page above has links to quick reference guides and > maintenance manuals. You should be able to look up how to remove the > hard drive and re-seat it. Also see if you can find how to enter the > BIOS and see if you have an auto detect option. You may have just lost > the BIOS settings. How old is this laptop? Be careful about how much > you do on your own, you may still have a warranty on it. The same link > above will lead you to how to contact tech support. You might want to > call them to see if they can help you out with this. > > Spider > Largo, Florida 33771 > http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1 > > > -----Original Message----- > From: 24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of turbodog > Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2002 12:23 PM > To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [24hoursupport] hard drive not detected > > > > Hello, i have a little problem i was hoping someone here could help me > with. > > Compaq 705US laptop computer > 20gb hard drive > 256 mb ram > 1000Mhz AMD athlon 4 > win xp home > > This is my father`s computer. He restarted it, and when it came back on, > there was an error message. "operating system not found" after trying to > start from a boot disk, and even trying to reinstall the operating > system, i came to notice that the hard drive is not being recognised. I > tried to open the case to see if maybe the hard drive cable had come > loose (I`ve never worked on laptops before, only desktop computers) but > after removing all of the visible screws on the bottom, the case would > not open. I did not want to try to force it, so i decided to come here > to ask people with more experience what i should do, and what you think > the problem may be. I sure would appreciate any help. Thank you very > much > > > - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to > 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the > Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at > http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm. > > - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to > 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the > Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at > http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm. > > - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.