I am trying to run an ATA133 40gb hard disk on my old Pentium II 350mhz system which I think is either ATA33 OR 66. I connected the hard disk and went into the bios and ran the hard disk auto detect but it didnt seem to recognise it. should I be able to run this hard disk on my old system and why isnt it recognising it?
Flashing bios isnt that hard to do, and seedie could be right in that respect in that you need to update it before the hdd will be seen. You could use a boot up tool from the manufact website which will do something similar all but less scary and with less risk to the BIOS.