Hard Drive Problems.

  Petopjasp 17:47 20 May 2005
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Hi I have just bought a Maxtor 250gb Hard Drive, when I try to boot with one PC it powers up for a few seconds then switches off, when I use it with another it is fine.
Please advise.

  Technotiger 18:02 20 May 2005

Hi, the one which does not work has probably got an older mobo not compatible with such a large hard-drive.

  keith-236785 18:05 20 May 2005

if you have put this in as a second drive, did you change the jumper on the back to set as slave.

could be as simple as that

otherwise, try it on a different ide cable or swap it for the the main drive and set the jumper as master

apologies if you have done this but your thread was a little sparse of info.

  Petopjasp 18:06 20 May 2005

Hi

Other way round the older mobo works the new one doesn't!

  Technotiger 18:14 20 May 2005

I see, so I guess you would prefer to be able to use it with the newer mobo?

  Petopjasp 18:15 20 May 2005

Hi

Sorry for the lack of info, doing other things at the same time.
Tried all that to no avail.

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