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    Ok I have a Pentium 75 pc with a 340 meg hard drive. I just bought the drive but I cannot get it to work. The BIOS recognizes the HD but DOS doesnt.

    Any ideas?

    Catlas

  • #2
    I assume you have tried to create a partition on the drive with fdisk?
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    • #3
      a p75 is a much older design then todays PC's . your p75 probably cant see a HD larger than 2 gigs.

      1st you need to try and get an updated bios for your system, its specific to the motherboard maker - find your manual and find the maker for the m-board.

      2nd, that might not help if you have a new ATA 66 drive, it is going to need a ATA 66 card & bios combo. if you have a comp-USA in your town they sell the ATA 66 controler cards for around 50.00 , if no compusa, I recomend CDW. www.cdw.com
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      • #4
        Is the drive formatted?

        If you don't need what's on it, fdisk it and format it... that'll get it working.

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        • #5
          If the BIOS sees the drive ok then its fine.. and not to mention its a 340meg drive.. i dont think it is ATA66 or too big .. Even if it was an ATA66 drive they are totally backwards compatible with ATA33 and PIO if need be.

          Im guessing there isnt a partition on the drive to even format yet.. or the partition isnt FAT16 or FAT32.
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          • #6
            I can't even recognize the drive in DOS at all. Im not taking about booting....i get invalid drive specification errors. When I attempt to run fdisk it says 'No fixed disks present'.

            Catlas

            [This message has been edited by Catlas (edited 01-09-2001).]

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            • #7
              woohoo! I got it......I don't know exactly why but I reentered the hard drive parameters in the BIOS and now it works.....they were the same exact parameters...but it works now....

              Now all i need is my power supply to get here........

              Thanks for the help

              Catlas

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              • #8
                gizmomkr: Umm...Read the question again.

                Catlas: The reason it worked when you manually entered the parameters is that the MODE setting was all screwed up.

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                • #9
                  But I entered the parameters manually the first time.......

                  Catlas

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                  • #10
                    Yeah, my bad, I mis read the original message, I thought he said he HAD a 340 MB drive and was buying ( I assumed to be a new 20-30 gig drive) woops.
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