HP Compaq D530S MBR Changes

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Lindsay.Rollo@paradisedotnetdotnz, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. This computer has a Master Boot Record Security which records the MBR
    in the BIOS and will not allow a replacement HD to be accessed.

    Anyone familiar with this make and model suggest action to allow
    replacemnt either the feature to be disbled or to allow replaced HDs
    to be recognised?
     
    Lindsay.Rollo@paradisedotnetdotnz, Mar 1, 2010
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  2. Lindsay.Rollo@paradisedotnetdotnz

    Richard Guest

    Lindsay.Rollo@paradisedotnetdotnz wrote:
    > This computer has a Master Boot Record Security which records the MBR
    > in the BIOS and will not allow a replacement HD to be accessed.
    >
    > Anyone familiar with this make and model suggest action to allow
    > replacemnt either the feature to be disbled or to allow replaced HDs
    > to be recognised?
    >


    Its just a bios option in the setup.

    Also make sure you change it from bitshift to LBA in the HDD settings if
    you want the drive to work anywhere else after formatting on the compaq
    - stupid default they have on their machines is bitshift - I have no
    idea what the hell it means, but nothing else does it so failing to
    change it means you cant boot that drive in another machine.
     
    Richard, Mar 1, 2010
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  3. Richard:

    Tks for suggestion.

    With a drive with an active partition installed, using the Save
    MBR and Restore MBR achieved nothing.

    I've search all BIOS options but cannot find one to amend
    bitshift to LBA.

    I'm getting a message 'Press any key for ROM options messages'
    but nothings happening when I press a key — box just cycles at the
    repeat the message

    I've d/l'ed a copy of the HP System Bios 786B2 v1.10 from the HP
    web site, but cannot identify any utility to flask the BIOS.
     
    Lindsay.Rollo@paradisedotnetdotnz, Mar 1, 2010
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  4. Lindsay.Rollo@paradisedotnetdotnz

    Richard Guest

    Lindsay.Rollo@paradisedotnetdotnz wrote:
    > Richard:
    >
    > Tks for suggestion.
    >
    > With a drive with an active partition installed, using the Save
    > MBR and Restore MBR achieved nothing.
    >
    > I've search all BIOS options but cannot find one to amend
    > bitshift to LBA.
    >
    > I'm getting a message 'Press any key for ROM options messages'
    > but nothings happening when I press a key — box just cycles at the
    > repeat the message
    >
    > I've d/l'ed a copy of the HP System Bios 786B2 v1.10 from the HP
    > web site, but cannot identify any utility to flask the BIOS.



    Its under the harddrive options. Will have a look later on my 530, its
    in the workspace at the moment.
     
    Richard, Mar 1, 2010
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