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Having trouble with HD install on Laptop

By john ·
I've got a problem with a hard drive install in a KTX900 laptop and wondered if anyone had any ideas?
The unit had a 1 gig HDD which has died, so I got the smallest replacement I could, 10gig IBM.
Problem is that the laptops BIOS (Phoenix NoteBios4.05) wont correctly recognize this drive, even when I enter it as a custom cylinders, heads, sectors. I've tried playing with the settings to try to convince the laptop that its smaller but had no luck. I've tried the drive in another machine without any problems. The original drive geometry was 16 heads, 2100 cylinders, 63 sectors. The new one is 16 heads, 16383 cylinders and 63 sectors, setting the BIOS to this reports 8455Mb. Fdisk reports write error on exit. I've searched for the manufacturers website but found no useful information. Any help would be gratefully received.
I have also tried the IBM Disk Management software which looked to be doing it's job, but when I attempt a 98 install it can't see Boot Sector.
If anyone has anysuggestions it would be greatly appreciated and would save me turning it into a UFO out of the first floor office window.

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Having trouble with HD install on Laptop

by curtis In reply to Having trouble with HD in ...

See if you can get a BOIS update from the laptop manufacturers website.

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Having trouble with HD install on Laptop

by john In reply to Having trouble with HD in ...

Already scoured the net to find KTX with no joy. Have also tried the pheonix site to see if they had an update again with no luck.
Thx anyway m8.

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Having trouble with HD install on Laptop

by FRock222 In reply to Having trouble with HD in ...

The only real way to do this is to use a program such as max blast that comes with the maxtor hard drives all maufac. come with a program disk on floppy it installs a program called exbios and must be installed before the os I dont like these programs due to the fact that if the os gets corrupt it is almost impossible to retrieve data off the drive but this will work for your problem.

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