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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 vmm In reply to Scandisk, W98, and LBA ha ...

I observed infrequently similar behaviour with some Fujitsu drives. Probably you need to upgrade your BIOS, as above, or even return your drive to seller.

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

HI, if the bios supports lba addressing then the fault will probably belong to the hard drive. try this website for some technical info and a small program which may help, also have you tried drive overlay software?.

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

Considered, but didn't try drive overlay software. Ultimately, needed BIOS upgrade. Thanks.

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