2nd Hand Hard Disk

  Macaonasa 00:24 10 Jan 2003
  Macaonasa 00:24 10 Jan 2003

I have a Dell Dimension 4100 with Windows ME. A friend has given me a 15GB Quantum Fireball LCT15 hard disk with Windows 98 on it. This disk will be used solely to backup My Documents. I know how to physically fit the disk but I need advice on the software side of things.

  User-312386 00:29 10 Jan 2003

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  Macaonasa 23:49 10 Jan 2003

Problem is - I can't see the drive - not even in the Bios!

  The PC Doctor 23:52 10 Jan 2003

Does your PC recognise the second drive as it boots up ?

  woodchip 23:53 10 Jan 2003

After you have fitted the disc, you need to go to bios and Auto detect or set to auto the drive. You can then format the drive in Explorer just like a floppy disc

  The PC Doctor 23:54 10 Jan 2003

Ah - right just spotted your not in the BIOS post.

Have you made sure the your main harddrive is set to master and the second set to slave.

Some masters even need the slave present set.

  Quiller. 23:58 10 Jan 2003

Is the disk on the same ide as your main hard drive? Have you set the jumper on it to slave?

If so follow woodchip's advice.

  Paranoid Android 23:59 10 Jan 2003

The drive was probably set as a master when you got it - have you reset the jumpers as a slave ?

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  Macaonasa 00:03 11 Jan 2003

I'm going to try that now.

  Macaonasa 00:31 11 Jan 2003

No joy. I've noticed 2 pins missing from the drive compared to the diagram kindly provided by Marvin.

For two pins I'd...

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