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Where's My Hard Drive?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Ron, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. Ron

    Ron Guest

    I bought a new(?) Western Digital 80 GB hard drive for my old PC; the
    motherboard/BIOS having been made in 1998. I don't know if the problem
    is with the BIOS or the hard drive, but the system doesn't recognize
    the new HD (and I don't have needed info like how many cylinders the
    HD has, or other pertinent settings). I called WD's customer service,
    but those clowns are pathetic and no help at all. Does anyone have any
    suggestions?

    Ron
     
    Ron, Sep 8, 2008
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  2. Ron

    Arno Wagner Guest

    Previously Ron <> wrote:
    > I bought a new(?) Western Digital 80 GB hard drive for my old PC; the
    > motherboard/BIOS having been made in 1998. I don't know if the problem
    > is with the BIOS or the hard drive, but the system doesn't recognize
    > the new HD (and I don't have needed info like how many cylinders the
    > HD has, or other pertinent settings). I called WD's customer service,
    > but those clowns are pathetic and no help at all. Does anyone have any
    > suggestions?


    Probably either an 8GB or an 32 GB limit in the BIOS.
    Best way around that is to get a disk controller with
    its own BIOS. I made good experiences with Promise
    Ultra 100TX2 or 133TX2.

    Arno
     
    Arno Wagner, Sep 8, 2008
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  3. Ron

    Ron Guest

    On Sep 7, 7:40 pm, Arno Wagner <> wrote:
    > Previously Ron <> wrote:
    > > I bought a new(?) Western Digital 80 GB hard drive for my old PC; the
    > > motherboard/BIOS having been made in 1998. I don't know if the problem
    > > is with the BIOS or the hard drive, but the system doesn't recognize
    > > the new HD (and I don't have needed info like how many cylinders the
    > > HD has, or other pertinent settings). I called WD's customer service,
    > > but those clowns are pathetic and no help at all. Does anyone have any
    > > suggestions?

    >
    > Probably either an 8GB or an 32 GB limit in the BIOS.
    > Best way around that is to get a disk controller with
    > its own BIOS. I made good experiences with Promise
    > Ultra 100TX2 or 133TX2.
    >
    > Arno


    Thanks for the help, folks; much appreciated.

    Ron
     
    Ron, Sep 10, 2008
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