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By brian ·
I have installed a second hard drive as master on the secondary IDE. Prior to this I had a Syquest SparQ drive on that IDE channel.
The problem is that under Windows 98 the new hard drive is only recognised as a Type80 disk (not Type46) and I can'tuse DMA. I have uninstalled the SparQ drivers.
Any suggestions how I might solve this problem?
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by Hasse MCSE/Brainbench In reply to Hard Drive Installation

Hi!

Find anything that has to do with Syquest and SparQ drive in the registry and delete thoose keys.

Also if you have an older CD-ROM connected to secondary IDE remove it cause one Type80 unit on the channel will force windows to use the slower standard.

If any of this won't work only thing left to try would be to wipe the boot partition and reinstall Win 98, you gotta love windows.

/Hasse

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by brian In reply to Hard Drive Installation

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by saihib In reply to Hard Drive Installation

I don't know what kind of motherboard you are using, but I would try to hook up my new drive as a slave on the primary channel. Put your CD-ROM (or whatever you are using) on the secondary channel and go from there. I don't know what type of computing you do, but a lack of DMA is a system hit that only the most demanding of people will miss. Good Luck!

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by glefranc In reply to Hard Drive Installation

I've had a similar situation with a UDMA CD-ROM drive.
Playing with the BIOS IDE channels parameters solved the problem.
But in your case, I would probably put the second HDD on the primary
channel as slave and move whatever you currently have asslave on
the second channel.

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by dmiles In reply to Hard Drive Installation

You can try diconnecting the cable from the the first drive and install as one drive or consider moving the second to the primary since you are designating it as master.Agree with one to delete the entries in the registry refering to Syquest.

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by malikco In reply to Hard Drive Installation

i WOULD BELIVE YOU WOULD NEED AN BIOS UPGRADE!

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