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By Daygo ·
I have a brand new 60GB HDD I am trying to install in an older computer. The motherboard is an AOPEN AX6BC with a PII 300 mhz processor. I cannot get the bios to recognize this HDD. When I put the HDD in another computer partitioning and formatting was not a problem.

Also, I can install other HDDs on this motherboard and they work just fine. what gives? The motherboard does support LBA, but the 60GB HDD is not detected at all on with this motherboard. ????

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Cannot find HDD

when you get into hdd's that large, the motherboard support for plain lba is not enough as you have seen. Purchase a Promise IDE controller board compatible with your drive type and you will be all set as long as you have a pci slot avilable for thecontroller card. i know it is more unplanned expense but you will reap speed benefits using new controller over old one on motherboard that will please you. very easy to install. good luck, hope this helps.

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by William Jay In reply to Cannot find HDD

Howdy,

There may be a jumper setting to allow that drive to be seen, though maybe only as a 20 GB. Also, there may be a BIOS update for the board, (check AOpen site), to make it work. . .

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by zlitocook In reply to Cannot find HDD

All new hard drives come with a cd or foppy to help you install them. If not go to the drives web site and down load the install program. It will let you make a floppy disk to help you install the new drive. Just read the readme and follow the directions. You can down load a updated bios from aopen, this may help too.

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