Most ATA/33 motherboards will see an ATA/100 drive. To check the BIOS for a capacity problem...
1. Enter the following parameters in the Standard CMOS Setup:
Cylinders = 1025 (try 1024 if that doesnít work)
Heads = 16
Sectors = 63
Mode = Normal
These parameters yield a drive capacity of 540 MBytes, a capacity that most, if not all BIOS's support.
2. Boot with a Start-up floppy with fdisk.exe on it.
3. At the A: prompt type fdisk then press "Y" for large disk support. Go to the main menu option # 4 which displays drive information. Total disk space should be 528 MBytes.
4. If so, the BIOS needs to be up-dated or use MaxBlast (http://www.maxtor.com/products/DiamondMax/software/maxblast/default.htm) to install the drive (with the above parameters left in the CMOS).
I would see if the drive will work in another computer. It could be bad (DOA). Larry