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Old Jul 10, 2003, 10:40 AM
dervish dervish is offline
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Don't worry about fdisk at the moment, you will probably need to use it after sorting the drive problem out, but if the new HDD isn't detected in the BIOS fdisk isn't going to help with this.

Things to check :

1..Is the IDE cable the correct way round on the new drive? Pin 1 isn't always at the same end on each drive!

2..Is there a function in the BIOS to detect HDD's which you haven't run yet? Not all BIOS have auto-detect by default.

3..I know you said that the new drive is set to 'slave' but maybe worth checking again?

4..If all else fails, can you connect the HDD to a friend's PC to check that it's detected by the BIOS and is not faulty?

[EDIT] [url=***********.hgst.com/hdd/support/d120gxp/d120gxpjum.htm]Read this for help with jumper settings.

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Old Jul 10, 2003, 11:44 AM
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yeah cheers, i am gonna take it to a m8s house on monday as he is away on holiday, hopefully drive will be ok on his, so i knw whats what

in bios, you can select what the primary slave is, it has auto as default and i have set it to that
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Old Jul 10, 2003, 11:47 AM
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thanx for the help with jumpers but how do i know which one to use?
15, 16, 32gb clip?
device 1, device 0?
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Old Jul 10, 2003, 04:29 PM
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I think you best go to an expert.
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Old Jul 11, 2003, 05:09 AM
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this is the page you need for the jumpers

***********.hgst.com/hdd/support/d120gxp/d120gxpjum.htm

i hate IBM hard disks, their support seems to be no existing, you look at WD hard disks they give you a simpley designed site simple model numbers and good applications to support you and SIMPLE JUMPER SETTINGS
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Old Jul 11, 2003, 06:46 AM
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It's most likely that you will need to use the [b]'16 logical head settings'[/b] for [b]'device 1 (slave)'[/b], but it depends on how your motherboard/BIOS handle HDD's.

If you do need to try the '15 logical head settings', you should again set it to [b]'device 1'[/b].

As your current 40GB HDD works fine you don't need to worry about capacity clipping.

Another thought after looking through the jumper settings is that your current HDD may need to use a similar setting to the [b]'device 0 (slave present)'[/b] listed on that website. If you can get the model number off of it and check the manufacturers website for jumper details for that you might find something. (probably a bit of a long-shot though)
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