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My motherboard doesn't see my new HDD Maxtor 40Gb
Biniek Oct-02-01 07:55 PM
J have bought new hard disk Maxtor D540X-4K
40 Gb and my mainboard Epox MVP3 doesn't see it.
While 'detecting ide drives' in bios my computer
stay and J must restart it.Before that J had Fujitsu 20 GB and everything was OK.What I can do to fix this problem, Thanks.

1. RE: My motherboard doesn't see my new HDD Maxtor 40Gb
lbyard Oct-02-01 08:22 PM
In response to message 0
Disconnect the old drive for now if connected. The new drive should be jumpered as a Master drive (with no Slave drive present on some other drives). Believe it is the set of pins all the way away from the power connector on that drive, but Iím not sure. Check Maxtorís web site for jumper settings if in doubt. Check cables to be sure they are fully seated. The red stripe on the flat cable goes towards the power connector on the hard disk drive and towards pin 1 on the motherboard. The CMOS Setup, Standard Setup should be set to Auto for the hard disk drive. Do you hear the drive spinning-up? Larry

2. RE: My motherboard doesn't see my new HDD Maxtor 40Gb
Biniek Oct-02-01 09:06 PM
In response to message 1
Yes J heard this when computer starting,Bios setup is OK (auto),cable too.My motherboard have UDMA 33 my new disk is UDMA100 ,meybe it's a problem?Meybe my motherboard doesn't see disk >32 GB?
Meybe i must change my BIOS?
Thanks

3. RE: My motherboard doesn't see my new HDD Maxtor 40Gb
lbyard Oct-02-01 09:31 PM
In response to message 2
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


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