Hi, i recently bought a second hand seagate barracuda 20gb ata IV hard drive to replace my 3.2gb fujitsu drive.I removed the old one and installed the segate drive, i set the jumpers to master,i formatted the disk ,and then restarted the computer as instructed.Instead of booting from the hard drive i get this message 1790-disk 0 error can anyone tell me what this means? is the seagate hard drive faulty? I would appreciate any help. cheers........monty34
click here use seagate own diagnostic tool-seatools, to verify the integrity of the drive ,in lay mans terms checks the hdd ,and gives you a report ,read the faq what accompys it ,as i believe you have to unzip copy to floppy ,make your floppy drive 1`st boot device ,as the utility works through dos ,if the check verifys that the drive is cream krackered ,i would be knocking on the person door ,who sold it you very loudly -hope it helps -hol pol...
Thanks for the quick reponse guys! i have used the windows 2000 professional cd to boot up.i found out from another search that it may have something to do with the fact that my computer is a compaq deskpro and is a bit old. Trying to use a 20gb hardrive in it may be the problem, something to do with the bios set up,but i dont really understand all that.
I am not completly certain on this, but i think that compaq computers do not have a CMOS chip, but keep the Bios on the hard drive in a seperate partition that you can not see. So when you take the hard drive out it also takes out the Bios.
Hi plankton,not sure ,i have the cover removed can you find out what motherboard and deskpro version by looking inside?just says compaq deskpro on the front cover.i got this computer from a friend so dont know a lot about it.
Best way to check is by downloading sandra or Belarc or Aida32, all of which give a listing of what youve got, but if you cant get it to work... and pressumably youve got no book with it..and I bet you cant see anything that remotely resembles a mobo ident...has it got a serial number on it?
Downloaded belarc gave me the following info, System Model Windows 2000 Professional (build 2195) Compaq Deskpro 2000 Processor a Main Circuit Board b 267 megahertz Intel Pentium II 32 kilobyte primary memory cache 512 kilobyte secondary memory cache BIOS: Compaq 686M 11/18/97