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not detecting hard drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Neo4u, Feb 19, 2003.

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  1. Neo4u

    Neo4u Thread Starter

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    I Just upgrade my newest computer. I bought a ASUS P4T533-C (PENTIUM 4 Socket 478 MOTHERBOARD) and INTEL PENTIUM4 2000MHz and a WESTERN DIGITAL 60GB ULTRA ATA-100 7200RPM HARD DRIVE

    I installed everything right and double checked everything too. At the BIO screen it says it detechs the hard drive but when I go to my computer it's not there. Anything have any ideas? This has been making me mad all day.

    Im using windows 98se :rolleyes:
     
  2. ratchet

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    Did you format the drive?

    If windows does not see a file sysytem it there is no drive.

    You can use the tools HERE to check the drive.
     
  3. ~Candy~

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    Also, if it's connected to the same cable as your current hard drive, it has different jumper settings than just 'slave.' You'll need to choose slave with master on same cable.
     
  4. vboccio

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    Put the jumper to cable select and your problem will be solved. If you have other devices on that same IDE cable make sure they are all set to cable select or CS on your hard drive. Asus has problems with their boards recognizing hard drives but once you set it to cable select you should be OK. Let me know.
     
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