fujitsu drive huh?
well just check to make sure you have the pin 1 of the ribbon towards pin 1 on the adapter. You probably just have it reverse.
And that 4 pins in a box shape are the master-slave-cable select.
Just do cable select if you have to.
Im actually using a IBM/hitachi 40 gig 2.5" and I didnt even put a cable select but it works. but then again I did hd on 1 ribbon and dvd-rom on another.
it loads it loads it loads, find both drives, allfine.
then in the start up it hits
"verifying DMI pool data..."
and the cursor blinks.
is this a sign of something? it went past this once to the xp loading, loaded a few things and then stopped when it asked if I wanted to install. on all subsequent starts it gets hung up right there.
I just know alot of people dont buy fujitsu drives because they had some problems. Maybe this is it.
Did you put the adapter on backwards on the drive? or simply the ide cable on backwards on the adapter? If you put the adapter on backwards on the drive, you put 5vdc from the psu into a signal line, which could be the root of all your new problems. And any drive produced within the past few years should be able to do cable select (assuming the correct cables are used etc etc).
well, I am gonna assume it was the drive, musta been bad, it was recognized by the bios, but would not load. so I think the cables were all correct.
mute point now, I said screw it, and shall take my chances with a 40gb WD 7200rpm drive. so what if its not a laptop drive. its half the price and twice the speed, and 4 times the cache.
however before I was in the clear I needed to do one more stupid thing. on some site I found from google. I saw a possible solution to my problem with disableing the internal and external CPU cache. and even after that didnt work, and I swapped the drive, I didnt switch it back...
some of you may know what this means, for those that dont, it means 9 hours to install the OS... it made the computer SLOW AS HELL!!!
I was obviously very worried, didnt know that was the problem, just thought my new computer was about on par with a 486.
after xp finished, I looked into the bios, slapped myself, and fixed it. now it runs like lighting, and looks pretty good too IMO.
total size is 14x12x(6 in back, 4 in front) give or take a lil bit. 4x6x2 smaller than any case I could have bought
see pics here.
so give a list of specs!!
nice screen mounting....what kind of car is it?
Nissan 350Z, thats the stock nav location, without nav its just a cubby with a door, remove the cubby and you have that nice little premade area.
its a athlon 1900XP on a leadtec nforce mobo, I forgot the exact name, but its pretty much got it all. gforce 4 mx440 is integrated, along with soundstorm audio. it has 512mb of ram in 2 slots. the hard drive is a WD caviar special edition 40gig, 7200rpm and 8mbcache. 300watt powersupply, and 300watt tripplite inverter. along with a fm modulator, usb hub, and eventually a DVD drive, right now Im using a random dvd drive to get it going, tomarrow I gotta go buy a permanent one.
the screen is xenarc 700tsv.