What BIOS version is installed??? Could be you need to update the BIOS to the latest version to see the new HDD. A23 is the newest but if you now have something like A07 or earlier you should upgrade to A12-A17 first. There have been reports of going from one of the EARLY BIOS's to the newest causes the notebook to become non-functional. I personally have upgraded a few C600 to the newest A23 BIOS with NO problems but I believe they were already at A16 or higher to begin with. Also ONLY USE THE FLOPPY DRIVE METHOD to update the BIOS and DO NOT DO THE UPDATE WITH THE NOTEBOOK IN A DOCKING STATION.
Please read this thread for some of the problems encounter when updating the BIOS on a C600.
Message Edited by Ed C on 01-09-200508:38 AM
Message Edited by Ed C on 01-09-2005 08:38 AM
OK.... Looks like I bought a hard drive when I didn't need to.. I put both the old hard drive that I thought was defective and the new hard drive into the second C600. Used the recovery disk to boot and reload Windows in both of them. They both work in the second C600.
Neither is working in the first C600- so what I thought was a hard drive problem and a related BIOS problem is something else.
The symptoms persist... The original C600 freezes before boot up while the BIOS is loading. F2 and F12 don't work. So I have some other problem not hard drive related per se.
Thanks for your time Ed C. I will keep researching my problem... Anyone have any ideas please reply.
Best wishes to all,