Try a smaller hard disk.
Hi all... I was hoping someone might be able to shed some light on my problem.
I have a Toshiba Portege 3440CT notebook computer and I want to upgrade the exsisting hard drive (it's only 6GB). I bought a new Toshiba HD on ebay (40gb) and I installed it... but the computer won't recognize the drive. With an adapter cable I was able to test the new drive in my desktop and install windows. Everything works great. When I put it in the notebook it doesn't work.
I have upgraded the notebook to the latest BIOS version (1.60). I also made sure the drive is jumpered as 'master' and is installed exactly the same as the old one. In the BIOS it says there is no drive installed even though I can hear the drive spinning.
Can anyone help? What is the largest drive I can use in this computer? Can I even upgrade from the original drive? I noticed on Toshiba's website that they sell 80gb drives for this computer.
Old Hard Drive: MK6015MAP
New Hard Drive: MK4025GAS
thanks so much,