Laptop Hard Drive in carputer...
I have an 8Gb Laptop Hard Drive that I want to put in my carputer. We took it out of our toshiba tecra 8100 laptop. I got a startech ide adapter to plug it in. Now I have a small problem. When I plug it in, I can't get the hard drive to work properly. the hard drive powers up, and the BIOS recognizes that it's there, but when I try to repartition the hard drive using fdisk, it says that the partition has been developed, but when I exit fdisk and reboot, the partition suddenly dissappears. The thing I don't understand is that it will operate fine when I put it back into the laptop. So I installed DOS and set up all the partitions with the laptop. Then I put it back in the carputer, and it can't find the boot record.
So I tried using a 540Mb hard drive and installed DOS and mpxplay as well as all the other essentials on this drive, and I cannot get it to recognize the drive as a slave, even with the slave jumper set.
Does anyone know how to solve this problem??