I recently purchased the Sharp AV18p and I'm having hardware recognition issues. I can boot windows through my disk drive but i cannot get the hard drive to boot. The hard drive cannot be recognized in bios and im wondering if it is a bios issue that is keeping my hard drive from recognizing or perhaps my motherboard is incapable of registering the hard drive. I've used different drives all of them were functional in other machines but could not even be recognized in the av18p.
Should i update the bios or reload the bios possibly?
I know some laptop hard drives have a jumper set for master / slave / cable select. Check your hard drive and see if you have it what that jumper is set to. Most likely it should be on master or cable select. Also what size is your hard drive? I have a 60gb toshiba drive in my AV18 and it works fine.
If you can even find a BIOS update for the AV18. Sharp has zero support for their laptops online.
HI! thanks for the reply, as far as i can tell the HD is set to master right now. I can get the cd to boot fine and from the i can see the HD an access the HD it is just a mater of booting to the HD. Is there anyway you could send me a copy of your bios. you can look at this site for help its always a good idea to have a backup anyways. http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/41