One of my flock has purchased a barebones machine from Novatech and has invited me to go help set it up. This I hope to do tomorrow[Thursday 11th] A Puzzlement before we start. It appears there are no PS2 ports So a get you start essential for getting things under way in my old experience is missing. If as I assume it is all USB now, and USB depends on an operating system- How to we get the ball rolling?
Ok- USB wireless KB/Rodent worked fine. Installed windows from XP Pro disk As this a new machine -as yet not formatted- Xp asked Format? OJ Partition- well as it and its companion are 1Tb each seemed silly to decode all that to O/S to yes 50/50 for -0 -primary leave -1 -As is So off it went took forever to format- at least 2 cups of coffee- and then Windows loaded, and all was hunkydory- well it work But 1.5 Tb of hard drive not showing. Well of course not - they weren't formatted and Window set up did not as I recall give one the opportunity The BIOS- Intel KG1BK10J shows 2 drives but cannot seem to get to t hem to format. Any ideas? Would good old F/disk loaded onto a stick get us any where?