A friend of mine gave me a Travelmate 2500, PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Relase 6.0 Notepad and I discovered that it has a problem - it will not boot and gives error msg “operating system not found”. The disk is not registering in BIOS and so I opened the laptop and discovered the hard disk is missing, so I replaced it with a 60GB IDE Disk and still I am getting the same msg. I tried another 20 GB Hard disk but still get the same msg. I tried both disks on another laptop and they are being detected perfectly.
I am suspecting the BIOS to be corrupt, can some one help ASAP.