Can't find a driver.

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Old 12-25-10, 11:08 AM
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Can't find a driver.

Toshiba Laptop with TOSHIBA MK3252GSX (HDD2H01) hard drive. Anyone know of a driver for this? Need to format the drive with XP but need drivers for F6 option.
 
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Old 12-25-10, 11:42 AM
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Hard drives do not require drivers. You should be able to see it in the BIOS on startup. If not, the drive is likely bad.
 
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Old 12-25-10, 05:39 PM
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He might be referring to the SATA driver for the chipset. Depends on what chipset that laptop has in it.
 
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Old 12-25-10, 10:46 PM
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Sata

if you can slip stream sp2 or sp3 into your xp it will work, since sp1 does not recognize sata drives on install,
either that go into the bios

disable AHCI, enable native mode
( IDE mode )
install windows
install SATA driver
patch up to p3
reboot
go back to bios
enable AHCI
 
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Old 01-01-11, 06:07 AM
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Ended up being the drive it self. Resotre disk would go so far and lock. Xp wouldn't do complete format but would do a quick one. THen not a complete install. End of drive was hosed. New drive $66 bucks. Up and running, ready to send back to kids.

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Old 01-01-11, 06:40 AM
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Depending how old the drive is you may be able to RMA it back to the manufacture. I know Seagate drives have a 5 year warranty. All you need is the serial number on the drive. Might be worth checking out.
 
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Just a suggestion - I personally like to try Spinrite on a drive before dumping it. It works at a lower level than Chkdsk and over the last 15 years I have saved dozens of drives that data or programs were needed off them before being replaced, and many are still in operation today.
 
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