my brother in law fitted a hard drive to his mums laptop on xmas day but he did this with the power on it.!! the problem is that the drive he fitted is now only 7gb instead of 20gb and when he tried putting the old one back, this seems to be 1gb instead of 3gb. cos he did this with the power on and i think he got the drive the wrong way round.
my other prob is that although i have connected them to my desktop and i can see the size of the disks, when i put them back into the laptop to install win98 the cdrom doesnt work. it does not open but if you take the drives out then it does open and the drivers work for it. but with the hard drive in, the laptop says there is no cdrom there.
does this mean the harddrives are broken or does it mean the laptop is broken.? cos the drives read different sizes now!!! thanks for any help
why dont you think so? just that when they are connected as salves in my own pc they have less gig on the drives than what they are supposed to have. they read 7 gb instead of 20 gb and the same for the 3gb it reads only 1gb