Re: detecting a hard drive

Re: detecting a hard drive

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Posted by colin on February 26, 2002 at 23:32:09:

In Reply to: detecting a hard drive posted by Adrian on February 26, 2002 at 15:22:33:

On the first listed BIOS page 'standard Cmos set up' you will see the date and time at the top and all IDE channels available underneath, it should be four.(After you check the jumper settings on the back of the drives and the data cables at both HDD and motherboard),use the cursor 'arrow' keys to move the red highlight bar down until it is in the first line of the first IDE, press the pageup or page down keys to alter the setting, you should be able to select from, none, user, auto, CDrom. If you can get auto move the highlight to the end of the same line and set that to auto also. If you cant get auto but can get 'user' look on the drive for the CHS values and enter them in manually using the arrow keys to move the red area and put the number in with the number keys, you dont need values for Landz, then set the final column to LBA, do this for each HDD and CD
You may find that setting auto allows you to press enter for the settings to be detected, if so leave them and do the next line.
When you've done all four press esc to go to the front screen, highlight 'save and exit' (or press F10, then confirm Y and the settings will be written to the CMOS chip and the system will reboot.
Next possible problem is if you use an old version of Fdisk from Win 95 say, you wont get the option to enable large disk support which you must do in order to get over 500Mb, if there is no lengthy message about this and the ability to press y or n at the bottom(dont press n!) then you should quit and get a later version of Fdsik.
Hope you can sort it out.

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