Solved: OLD puter will not boot

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cutnhare

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hi guys.....again..... trying to fix an old , and I mean "OLD" comp for a friend... the original HD has a longer/wider cable, and she wants to upgrade all I have is a 10 gig, she's ok with that but I keep getting HDD error and drive A is not ready and will not read any disk inserted... I would say throw it away and start over but she is unable, it has 98 and support for a normal cable but can't seem to get it to boot it says I need to run set up... did that to.. any ideas?
thanks, Terri
 

cutnhare

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everything on it is a 94-96 best I can tell it was peiced together, if it were a motorcycle they call it a rat bike.... trying to install the 10 gig.. boot page says
american megatrends, amibios (C)1994 american megatrends inc. july 1994 mb1433/40/50uiv 24192kb bios v1.02
(c) 1995 adapec, inc.
then-- press ctrl =a for scsiselect (tm) utility
primary HDD error
run setuP f1....
then mega trends #
40-p301-001223-0010111-072594-umc498-h.... thats the entire page at the end....hope that makes sense to you it sure don't to me.... sorry...
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I think that is a 486 CPU motherboard and a 10GB drive is probably a foreign concept to its BIOS. You might be able to get somewhere with a BIOS update and/or overlay software, but it's not anything that I've tried. So I'll pass this along to someone else.
 

cutnhare

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thanks.... gonna put 'er all back the way it came and say the same thing... : )~
thanks again
 
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