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    Default Non-compatible hdd

    IBM ThinkPad T43 (type 2668, Model 84M)
    had 40Gb ide hard drive
    upgraded to a WD 80Gb hdd

    but wont accept -
    when boot get a warning: "The hard disc you have installed doesn't qualify for use in this computer."

    - is recognized in the bios
    - IBM website had hard drive firmware update utility, ran, recognized the WD hdd, and said no firmware update is necessary.

    Thinkpad bios 1.29 (1YET65WW) 2006-08-21

    Can this hard drive work in the ThinkPad,
    if so, how can I get it to be accepted?

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    Default Re: Non-compatible hdd

    What a piece of ****!!!

    However, Try this :

    http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Proble...Pad_hard_disks
    wipe your paws.

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    Smile Re: Non-compatible hdd

    Thank you pcTek, I share your sentiments.
    I have read & understood & have chosen the sledge hammer.

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    Default Re: Non-compatible hdd

    Why not just do the BIOS mod?
    Non-system disk or disk error. Replace and strike any key when ready.

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    Default Re: Non-compatible hdd

    I didn't see anything in the bios that would allow a modification to accept the hdd.

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    Default Re: Non-compatible hdd

    You need some kind of hack. It wont be in the BIOS. But if you do it wrong, you'll probably kill it completely

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    Default Re: Non-compatible hdd

    Quote Originally Posted by NZHawk View Post
    I didn't see anything in the bios that would allow a modification to accept the hdd.
    I mean you would reflash the BIOS with a modified one.

    See here: http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Proble..._modified_BIOS

    Looks like he's got a flash program and the new BIOS all in an archive.

    Just download the correct file, extract the contents and run the program. Select the new BIOS file if you need to, and do it.

    Note it's a winflash program so you will need to put the old drive back in I guess.
    Non-system disk or disk error. Replace and strike any key when ready.

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    Default Re: Non-compatible hdd

    Quote Originally Posted by NZHawk View Post
    Thank you pcTek, I share your sentiments.
    I have read & understood & have chosen the sledge hammer.
    Why not try the suggestions there first?
    1)Bios
    2)Compatible HDD
    wipe your paws.

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