old hard drive

  laurie_datlen 14:14 03 Apr 2003

i added an old hard drive at 630mg to an 350mhz pc with a 150w power suplly and it worked the first time i booted up and now it wont detect it. It says no fixed drives present could it have blown the drive

  EggandPeas 14:25 03 Apr 2003

Try booting up from a bootup floppy - win98 or ME, and then choose minimal boot. then type in FDISK/status. If any hard disk is present in the system it will see it.

  captain birdseye 14:30 03 Apr 2003

Where does it say "no fixed drives present"?
Have you gone into setup and either auto detect or set the parameters manually? Is the drive a slave to another drive and are the jumpers set accordingly? Have you fdisk and formatted the drive? Can you hear/feel the drive spinning? What OS are you using and are you trying to boot from this drive? Answers to these may give us some better pointers.

  laurie_datlen 14:31 03 Apr 2003

i tried that and it said no fixed disk present

  laurie_datlen 14:41 03 Apr 2003

says no fixed disk present on doing fdisk.

tried to set parameters auto and said no drive present

have not got os

got the hard drive from 486 pc

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