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Old 09-12-2008, 05:35 PM   #1
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Default Laptop troubles

I currently own a used toshiba laptop which I received with a shot harddrive and CD-ROM drive. I replaced the harddrive, and then the CD-ROM drive with one of the same model. BIOS didn't recognize the cd-rom drive, therefore not allowing me to install Windows XP. So then I bought an adapter for the laptop harddrive to connect into my desktop computer. This worked successfully, and I installed Windows XP on the harddrive. It worked great, so then I shut down, and took out the laptop harddrive, and put it into the laptop, just go get a Disk Read Error bullshit. There is nothing at all wrong with the harddrive, it works fine. What now, I'm screwed? I really don't want to give up on this because I have invested over $100 dollars in this and it would be really nice not to have that $100 and countless hours trying to fix this be tossed into the trash. Can someone tell me what could be wrong? Thanks.

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Old 09-12-2008, 05:49 PM   #2
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Well, first of all, you can't install XP on one computer then take the hard drive to another computer and try to use it, it won't work.....

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Old 09-12-2008, 05:55 PM   #3
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I guess I'm screwed then because this laptop has no functioning CD-ROM drive and it won't recognize a CD-ROM drive either.
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Old 09-12-2008, 10:31 PM   #4
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Is the CD-R drive listed in BIOS by any chance?

EDIT- my bad, he stated it wasnt.

Try a different drive? Make sure all wires are connected tightly.
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