i tried to install a maxtor hard drive that can be seen by the bios but i cannot access it.Ribbon cables are ok and power ok.Run maxtor diagonostic disks which failed to find the hard drive.Any thoughts.Cheers
Hi Powerless Thanks for the reply.Unfortunately it is going to be the primary drive so there is no operating system on it.I tried a win 98 boot disk which saw the cd drive ok but failed to see hard drive. Im thinking maybe only way forward is to install in another machine as secondary drive and see what happens.
You should have the disk entitled Maxblast 3 if you don't you can download it from the Maxtor website. Boot from the floppy drive with this disk in, then format it, follow the options from the disk and you shouldn't have a problem. I think the problem you've been having is Bios recognises the drive but you can't install windows on it or get windows to recognise it until its formatted.
Hi Totally-Braindead.Have tried Maxblast 3 that did not see the drive either.You could be on the right track regarding windows not recognising it until its formated but if its not seen how do you format it.Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.