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dragonlight

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I have an older acer machine, I am trying to put in a 20gig hard drive, I loaded windows, and it only reads like 8gigs. it's a maxtor hard drive, I have been trying to install overlay software that came with the hard drive on the powermax cd, I can't get it to work. Anyone have any really good directions on how to make this old acer computer read the new drive?
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dragonlight

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I have watched the video, and run the software, but the computer is not taking the software. I do what the video says,,, but it's not working.
 
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Can you give us the type/model acer ?

Enter the BIOS , usually pressing del , F1 or F10 at the point the power on logo is displayed.
Holding down a key while turning it on will often do the trick to.
Look for hard disk setup & maybe an option to auto detect hard disk drives , what does it mention about the installed hard disks ?

If its a really old BIOS version it might not detect the right hard disk settings (heads , sectors etc).
A BIOS update can solve your problem but to help you further we need to know the type/model so we can look up a newer BIOS version for ya.

Good luck.
 

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Powermax cd huh? That means you are trying to use the newer program. I think you'll have to find the older version. It used to be available somewhere on the net for free, but I can email it to you.

It's called MaxBlast.
 

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Hi mobo, I 'think' that still may be too new. I had to revert to 97 and 98 versions to get some older systems happy ;)

MaxBlast E-Z Max, or MaxBlast Plus ;)
 
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