Hello everyone, just found your site , hoping someone can help me. I have a Packard Bell model EASYNOTE_MZ35-U-030 (S/N : 109049860139) with the original hdd faulty. It's a Seagate 120 ST9120822A model. I've bought a new hdd, a WD Scorpio 120Gb WD1200BEVE hdd but it's not recognized in bios, and i don't have any options to autodetect or manual detection. The windows xp installer can see my new hdd (i can partition it and it copies all the setup files but when i restart - no OS found) but i think BIOS won't let me boot it unless it sees it (it's blank field where the name should be). Before this 120 WD i had another WD 160 Gb hdd and had the same problem.
I've updated the bios (last version 3A14) from the Packard Bell site ( http://support.packardbell.com/global/i ... 139&g=2000
) but still no luck.
I also tried the Data LifeGuard utilities from WD site but the software can't see my 120 or 160 WD hdd's. Also i don't know if using an ide adapter and the WD drive in a desktop computer with the LifeGuard utilities i may solve it..