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Scandisk, W98, and LBA harddrive problem

By lance.wolf ·
I added a new Fujitsu 8.4 IDE harddrive to a system that has a BIOS which supports LBA mode for newer harddrives (Shuttle 591p motherboard). If I configure the BIOS for either LBA or automatic drive detection, when booting up, the BIOS incorrectly identifies the harddrive as only 500 Meg. If I manually configure the BIOS to recognize the harddrive in CHS mode according to the Fujitsu specs, the system is happy, recognize the drive and boots up.

The problem is with MS Scandisk in Windows 98. If the system is inadvertantly powered down, Scandisk automatically runs and reports that the drive is incorrectly configured, should be configured with LBA mode, and reports harddrive errors after scanning about 5% of the disk (perhaps at the 500meg point). I believe the disk is OK, since I've run some other scan utilities that report no drive errors as well as reformatted the drive and run Scandisk immediately afterwords and it reports the drive is 100% OK.

Does anyone have a clue to what is going on and w

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by dmiles In reply to Scandisk, W98, and LBA ha ...

1.Upon start up go in to the CMOS menu,by following the the step at the bottom left half of the screen,check the CMOS setings and enable the LBA. 2.Check the properties on scan disk and disable the automatic scan button,through the accessories drop down menu

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by lance.wolf In reply to Scandisk, W98, and LBA ha ...

Questions states I had done these steps.

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by ccsbz In reply to Scandisk, W98, and LBA ha ...

Delete the partition on your 8 Gig reboot auto detect hard. this should correct your problem.

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by lance.wolf In reply to Scandisk, W98, and LBA ha ...

Tried this, didn't work.

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by m42 In reply to Scandisk, W98, and LBA ha ...

Go to BIOS setup, do an IDE HDD AUTO DETECT, SAVE & EXIT and reboot.
If doesn't solve, try to move your HDD to other IDE controller or try to put HDD in primary and CD-ROM on secondary controller...

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by lance.wolf In reply to Scandisk, W98, and LBA ha ...

Tried this, didn't work. However, moving drive to second IDE controller was an option I hadn't considered. Thanks for the suggestion.

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by Deamon In reply to Scandisk, W98, and LBA ha ...

Update our motherboard Bios and try again
IDE AUTODETECTION
Look lastest BIOS on site www.spacewalker.com

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by lance.wolf In reply to Scandisk, W98, and LBA ha ...

Ultimately, needed new BIOS from manufacturer. Had stated this in question.

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by denis In reply to Scandisk, W98, and LBA ha ...

Check these things^
1. If enabled UDMA in BIOS ?
2. Convert your HDD to FAT32
3. maybe your HDD in standalone mode ?
4. Most believeble: upgrade your BIOS

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by lance.wolf In reply to Scandisk, W98, and LBA ha ...

Ultimately, needed new BIOs from manufacturer.

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