I have a confusing problem of Samsung laptop which uses Toshiba MK2555GSX internal hard drive. I have encountered a problem when i tried to start the machine and it respond with a message "cannot find hard-disk, press ctrl,Alt & delete to restart". i thought it could probably be MBR corrupted. I tried to re-install windows (windows 7, starter) using recovery disk, it does pick up that there is a hard drive furthermore it can install the operating system but problem is, when its the turn for the machine to restart as it approach the end of windows installation process, it cannot boot from the hard drive as to continue finish the installation. Therefore it restarts the windows installation from scratch. it does this over and over.
But confusing part is, when i take out the hard drive and put it on the desktop and set it to be primary disk, it does continue from the last stage where it stopped with the installation of windows. Furthermore it operates very well on the desktop as like the installation was begun on the desktop.
Kindly advise what i should be looking at the problem and what further steps i can take.
Your input will be highly appreciated.