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16-01-2005, 05:55 PM
Hello, I have a problem with a motherboard (biostat m6sba) detecting a new fujitsu 20g harddrie. the 2.1G barrier is not the problem as the old dick was 4.3 and was recognised as such. The mb did recognise the new drive for a couple of weeks and now wont. Does anyone know what the problem is???

I have checked connections etc but no change.

Speedy Gonzales
16-01-2005, 06:14 PM
I would check the ide cable and the power supply going to the hard drive.

See if theyre in properly. Since it was going before.

What ide connection is it on?? Primary or Secondary?? And what else is connected to it?? Is it by itself or is a cd on the same ide connection??

And what version of windows is on it?? If windows was installed.

Does the system go at all??

16-01-2005, 06:23 PM
Have checked the cables, its running XP but doesnt get through to that because the disk is not detected and when I ask the bios to auto detect the hdd it says it does not have one.

Speedy Gonzales
16-01-2005, 06:33 PM
Is it the only hard drive in the system?? Or have u got 2 hdd's in the case?

Any CD's/DVD's installed?

Have u set it to master or slave??

16-01-2005, 06:42 PM
Try your old drive (or another one) back in again & see if that detects
Will it detect a boot floppy or a bootable CD
Your new drive might be screwed or the BIOS may be shot & need flashed

17-01-2005, 08:05 AM
If you reinstall your old HDD and set the new disk as slave, does it detect in disk management? Right click My Computer and select Manage > Disk Management. You might be able to get an indication of its status or perform a reformat as last resort.