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HHD won't be detected

By c-koehling ·
Hi evera Body, my name ist Cecil (m/2 I'm new hear and pleasent to increase my Knoledge in the Computer-Branche.

I have a Question, and Ithoght maybe someone could help me.

I friend of mine wonnteda new HDD. so I bought one for me and one for Him (WD 60GB) for about $140. I had no problem, and becouse his Computer is not moch older than mine, thought he wouldn't get any problem.

---The BIOS won't detecht the HDD. and not even when I give the Specs.---

We tried everything that crosed my Mined. EZ-Driver(or is it EZ-Bios...?), and the EZ-Bios helps but only when the new HDD is connected as "Slave" and this Software runs from the Master HHD(wich is 9.GB)

I have not Idea why that might so be. I thought every BIOS that recognizes HDD biger that 8GB, has no Problem with Largerones.

My last thought is...
....maybe if my friend byes an Controlercard, but I don't know how it works, and I don't Know if the Computer will recognize the HDD when just the largerone is conected at the Controler.

I'm open to suggestions, and I HOPPE You excuse my orthographie.

Thanks

Cecil Koehling

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by Steedy In reply to HHD won't be detected

Set the jumper settings. Go for slave and set the old one to master. Failing that set to cable select.

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by c-koehling In reply to HHD won't be detected

The Person how tried to help, didn''t read the Question. I tried all the Stuff normal people could try, but I need more than that

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by Atlas12 In reply to HHD won't be detected

I have found that with EZ Bios, that 40 gig drive must be the master, and in the Bios, the drive settings are usually indicated on The Western Digital site. I don't recall what they are at the moment.. The other suggestion would be to flash the Bios of the motherboard...

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by c-koehling In reply to HHD won't be detected

The question was auto-closed by TechRepublic

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by Macros In reply to HHD won't be detected

It should detect up to it's rated capacity. ie you should at least be able to see 8 gigs.
Have you checked the power supply is adequate?
Have you tried the drive in your PC to see if it's a HDD fault?
BIOS upgrade could fix it.
Have a look at the respective sites for known compatibility issues for your hardware.

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