setting up Maxtor Diamond Max16 160GB ATA/133 HDD and wanting to put xphome sp2 on it BIOS doesn't recognise it have tried jumper settings to no avail set to master at present. But its vibrating, cables are fine. Though when it goes through startup says DMI Pool Data..Update Success. Boot from cd: CDBOOT: Couldn't find NTLDR. In BIOS IDE Channels enabled and prefetch mode enabled, Primary master Auto. Tried to boot from CD while disabling the other sequences but still says the same NTLDR. The CD isn't scratched. The motherboard is VIA Technologies VT8363. I might need to update bios but have no floopy don't know how to with cd ? thanks for your time.
yeah its new, i could buy new ide cable though have tried it on an old western digital drive which capacity size of 18GB is too small. yes the drive is the only component connected to an ata cable. the cd and dvd are separate.
If BIOS sees the WD drive PK then looks like a faulty maxtor drive or if yourr machine is very old the BIOS may need an updaye to see drives above a certain size.
Is there a setting somewhere in the BIOS to see LBA Large Block Array? (if my memory serves correctly.)
yeah in cmos features the access mode theres an option for LBA but nothing seems to be doing anything after trying different things. though might be sending it back. although if updating bios as last resort might help would be usure how to do this using a cd?
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