I want to add a bigger H/D to my mates computer, have set it up, as a slave to the first but the pc does not detect it! I then tried it on its own as a master, still no joy. The PC also has 2 cd rom drives set as secondary mstr and slave.
I cant think why it would not detect, tried it on my PC and was ok.
What can I do to make it detect so I can add this 2nd hard drive? Also tried auto detect hdd in setup, but it just crashed!
hi waggster.... it is more than likely the motherboard is at fault .if it is an older computer, the bios will not "see" the drive . a bios upgrade or flash might solve the problem . goto the makers of the motherboard and see if there is an upgrade available for the bios.
hi wagggster.... bios updates or patches ... should give a description of what it fixes.... be warned ....flashing must be done properly... make sure you read all the info before jumping in ...as if done wrong ,you could end up with a dead computer. make sure you identify the correct bios for the board ,and the correct update .
waggster. Sorry, not to sure with 98se. As far as I can remember the drive should be seen even if it's too big for the O/S. It will just show as a lower size and this can be got round by partitioning the drive into smaller sections or using a drive overlay application.
This doesn't yet apply in your case though as the drive is not even seen, either as a slave or master. You've F/disked and formatted so I'm not sure what the problem may be but others will know and advise. j.
Check your Config.sys file for a line that reads "Last Drive=Z" without the quotes, if it's not there add it, save the file and reboot. (To the experts, yes I know Windows should see the drive, but sometimes when all else fails this works)