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By jimmcoker ·
I have been handed a quantum fire ball Hard disk with a small problem. When the drive is installed and the computer powered up it does not recognise the drive and the following message appears.INVALID SYSTEM DISK REPLACE AND RETRY. I have checked the the connections are ok and there seems to be no problems. any help please e-mail me on jimmcoker@aol.com ...Many thanks Jim UK

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by SyscoKid In reply to Quantum Fireball problems

Possibly, the drive is not formatted. Get a boot disk. Run fdisk. See if any partitions are present.

If so, make sure one partition is set to "active". Quit fdisk and format the active partition. Be sure to use the syntax "format c: /s" tomake the drive bootable.

If there are no partitions, use fdisk to partition the drive and make the partition active, then format as described above.

If fdisk won't create partitions, the drive is probably no good.

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by jimmcoker In reply to Quantum Fireball problems

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by Alpha-Male In reply to Quantum Fireball problems

In addition to the above, you may need to go into your systems BIOS and detect the new HD. Also, verify that it is jumpered and cabled correctly.

After that, I'd load a boot disk and take it from there. You can try to read the disk and fdisk or format as necessary.

Do you know anything about the drive's history? What OS it used to run (if any)?

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by zlitocook In reply to Quantum Fireball problems

Go to Quantums web site and down load their hard drive manager. Some computers will not see large hard drives or some hard drives. Use this with the hard drive as the only drive, ie no slave or cdrom and try to let it detect it. Will your computer let you type in the hard drive numbers? Like the heads and sectors, if so try that. Next try a good hard drive to access the bad one. Check the jumpers on the drive, switch the jumper and reboot. Some hard drives have a jumper setting that you would not expect.

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