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S.O.S on Hard Drive....
jnet Feb-08-01 07:27 PM
I have a new western digital 45GB 5400 hard drive.
My motherboard is Abit bh6
BIOS ID: 07/10/1998-i440BX-W83977-2A69KA1EC-FL
OEM Signon: Green AGP/PCI/ISA system
BIOS Date: 07/10/98
BIOS Type: Award
Chipset: Intel 440BX/ZX rev2
Super I/O: Winbond 977TF rev 0 found at port 3F0h
CPU type Pentium 2
CPU speed 400
I install the hard drive when into bios to auto detect the hard drive... the system detect for two days...
It says that I can have 132gb of hard drive in the motherboard manual. I read what was posted in this forum and when to abit and was directed to get LBA PRO from unicore. Got that and I still cannot detect the drive.....

I wanted to change my old hard drive 5.1GB to 45GB
hard drive. I might use the old hard drive as slave. If I know how....
I have very little experience in computer.

Janey


1. RE: S.O.S on Hard Drive....
lbyard Feb-08-01 09:22 PM
In response to message 0
I am really surprised that Abit didnít tell you to update your BIOS. Or, maybe they know something I donít knowÖ A BIOS dated 11/8/99 supposedly fixed a problem with hard disks greater than 40 Gbytes. You should consider updating to the latest BIOS, which can be downloaded from http://www.abit.com.tw/english/index.htm. Be sure to read the note at the top of the download page and get the correct BIOS for your version of the motherboard. Flash the BIOS at your own risk. Iíll warn you that if you make a mistake, the flash fails in midcourse (e.g., a power outage), or you flash with the wrong version or the BIOS, your motherboard may become inoperable and have to be shipped to a facility to have the BIOS reflashed. If the motherboard doesnít detect the drive in a minute or so, it isnít going to detect it. The drive could be bad. The flat cable could be bad or not installed correctly. You could have a bent or broken pin on the motherboard or drive. The drive might not be jumpered correctly (on Western Digital drives, remove the jumper if there is no Slave drive on the same cable). The power connector could be bad; try another one. Now, before you forget, if you are now happier than you were, please vote for Dux; see the General Forum. Larry

2. RE: S.O.S on Hard Drive....
jnet Feb-09-01 00:43 AM
In response to message 1
Hello Larry...
Thank for the information you have given me....
I went to abit web site and was confused what to download... and some how the site indicated the link of upgrade to unicore. The cpu was clone by my brother who was killed ten months after he put it together. I guess I will have to register the product to get upgrade information. The cable & power connector are in good condition. The are new, tested them on another cpu. Driver were jump correctly.No broken pin on motherboard or drive... I have check that... unicore told me to set bios hard drive as none . I hope it will work.... or else i have to change another hard drive.... I heard that western digital drive have alot of problem is that true? I will vote for dux...

Janey


3. RE: S.O.S on Hard Drive....
jnet Feb-09-01 08:01 PM
In response to message 2
I return the LBA PRO. It didn't work.

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