Hi Guys I am trying to install a second hard drive in my friends computer. The specs are pentium3 600Mhz gigabyte GA-6bx motherboard 512MB pc 100 memory. The computer has a 60gb allready installed and she wishes to add an 80gb both drives are western digital the trouble is both drives are reconised correctly on the first post screen on the secong checking UDMA the 60 gb is fine but the 80gb stops at checking Udma and goes no further I sincerley hope you can understand this and can help me to understand what is going wrong Yours kopite
Or, just to rule out hard drive hardware faults, temporarily disconnect the original drive, and set the new drive to master, and connect only that drive.... does it complete BIOS? Obviously, as there is (presumably) no operating system, you'll still get an error, just a little later.
Hi Guys What Happened the site looks new lol I have done everything posted guys but double checked the bios limitations again and found that there is a later bios upgrade to 75 gb as this hard drive is 80gb does that mean even if I flash the latest bios the 80gb will not be reconised oh and the os is winxp pro guys thanks for the help kopite
Sorry about that post guys was typing this and it just posted lol I have downloaded lifeguard the hard drive is western digital but as I can not get past post I can not use it I also tried a new maxtor 80gb of my own but that also stopped on checking UDMA so it looks to me like bios limitation There is a new bios flash that allows up to 75gb but will that work if I flash the bios ? or will I just get the same hang up on checking UDMA thanks guys kopite