Drive hanging computer

Drive hanging computer

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Posted by cyman on February 24, 2002 at 15:35:56:

Hi I just bought a new 60 GB Maxtor hard drive, and am having trouble getting it working. It is installed as primary master (assuming I configured everything right)

-When I boot the machine with the new, blank hard drive installed, it hangs. It reads the CD and the A:, but does not boot frmo either one. And I cant see exactly what is going on when it boots because I have a compaq and it hides the BIOS intro screen with the stupid COMPAQ logo! BTW, I have an autodetect BIOS.

-When I take out the hard drive, or use an older one I found, it boots fine from CD (and probably 3.5" too).

-The system is a 366. About 1.5 years old. The new disk is not formatted at all. What can be wrong? How can I get it going?

Thank you!

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