Can anybody out there help me please. I have just purchased a 60 Gb 100 ATA IDE hard disk to replace the 10 Gb that was supplied with my PC. I've taken out the old drive and slotted in the new one. When trying to boot from a floppy the system just sticks and doesn't attempt to access the floppy drive. I've also tried looking at the bios set-up, but this does not recognise that the new harddisk is there. I get a 'auto detecting primary master' message, which stays on the screen and doesn't move on. I've tried replacing the original hard drive and setting the new drive up as a slave. The 'add new hardware' in Windows control panel again does not detect the new drive, although the system operates quite normally from the original drive. I've tested the hard disk in another (much older) PC and it appears to be working fine, the bios recognises it, and I can format it etc. I've now put the old drive back in and everything appears to be working normally.
Audio~Chip, The Bios loads A,C,SCSI, which is the only option that allows me to boot from floppy first. I've tried getting the Bios to auto detect the HDD but I get a 'auto detecting primary master' message, which stays on the screen and doesn't move on. I'm certain I've connected the cables correctly as I'm able to swap back my old disk.
Thanks all for your help. I decided in the end to upgrade the bios. This did the trick, the hard drive was recognised by the bios and I was then able to boot from the floppy drive and set up the new HDD.
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