Question New project laptop for fun... if you are a masochist.

Nov 19, 2023
My goal is to resurrect an old Toshiba 445CDT from the last century. It was my brothers and it has been sitting for, well, decades.
It powers up and I can get into the BIOS.. It completes the memory check. But for the life of me I cannot get it to see the HDD. I even spent a few bucks on a new/used drive but still no luck.

Any hints on what to do to get it running? My goal is to maybe get a version of Linux on it if Windows refuses to load.

First I need to get the HDD running though.