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cannot recognize hard driver

By gdavis1144 ·
installing a new harddriver on window ME Gateway.
After cold boot system cannot find hard drive.
After control alt delete system runs fine
sys runs fine on restarts but will not recognize hard drive on cold boot.

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cannot recognize hard driver

by TheChas In reply to cannot recognize hard dri ...

More details on your hardware would help.

Is the drive not recognized by the system BIOS, or just in Windows?
If the drive is not recognized by the BIOS on a cold boot, I would suspect a problem with the new drive. Or your IDE cable.
Try a new cable before anything else.

Is the new drive a different brand than the original drive?
Sometimes drives from different manufactures do not function well together on the same IDE channel.
Try the new drive on the secondary IDE channel.

What about drive jumpers?
Make sure that BOTH drives have the jumpers set correctly.

How big is the new drive, and how old is the Gateway?
Older PCs have problems recognizing larger hard drives.
Also, some UDMA 33 and slower drive controllers can have problems communicating with the new ATA133 drives.


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