PLEASE HELP!! Problems with Quantum 40GB and 440LX Mboard

PLEASE HELP!! Problems with Quantum 40GB and 440LX Mboard

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Posted by f on July 05, 2001 at 18:49:11:

I am quite desparate to get some help. A few days ago I purchased a brand new Quantum fireball Hardrive, 40 GB, QML40000LD-A, lct20.
I have an 440LX motherboard in my PC that’s about 3 years old, made by Gigabyte, the model number is GA-686BLX. It runs happily a Pentium II 333 processor with a 6gig and 10 gig Quantum drive attached to it. This new 40 gig drive is a nightmare though: the motherboard does not accept it, it will ALWAYS hang in the bootup sequence when interrogating the drives. It will check the other drives ok but when it comes to the new 40gig one it will do absolutely nothing. It says ‘press F4 to skip’ but when doing so nothing happens. What I can do is press del and go into the bios, change a few things and then reboot, but it will never get past the drive interrogation. Also within the bios there is an auto detection feature, when I go into that the PC will hang and I have to reset it. These are the things I have tried doing:

-Flash my bios to the latest version
-Flash the bios to the second latest version
-Disconnect the other drives and try it on primary/secondary master and slave positions on its own
-Connect the drive to my work computer (one of those small HP’s, 600Mhz or so) and the drive gets recognized immediately
-Play around with some settings in the bios

WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO DO?? The motherboard is not new but not too old either and nothing on the Gigabyte webpage indicates that it is not compatable with large drives. Also if that was the case, wouldn’t I at least still see a small portion of the drive?


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