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  1. #1
    Sulley
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    Default Com freezes, after new HDD

    Hi, I'm asking on behalf of my mate here...so i mite not be able to provide sufficient information.
    I have just installed my new Maxtor 80Gb HDD as a primary slave. I'm currently using my old 15Gb hdd as a primary on my T-bird 1.2g. After formatting and running the program provided by maxtor for partitioning, I'm experincing problems booting up (Com freezes at the win 98 loading screen). I believe teh jumpers have been set correctly on the hdd's and set the maxtor as a primary slave.
    I was wondering if anyone have a solution to my problem, any suggestions would be much appreciated.
    thx in advance.

  2. #2
    Merlin
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    Default Re: Com freezes, after new HDD

    Recheck the HDD connections and jumper settings

    Check - or recheck - the BIOS settings

    Check - or recheck - the manufacturers instructions regarding using HDDs over 32 Gb in size and Windows 98

  3. #3
    Pheonix
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    Default Re: Com freezes, after new HDD

    From your wording, sounds like format, then partition. Hope it was partition first and format each partition second.

  4. #4
    Captive
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    Default Re: Com freezes, after new HDD

    now i cant recall the exact specifics but are you sure that 1] the BIOS on the MB supports this size and 2] the os can handle it?

    To be honest the max i have tried with 98 is a lot less than 80

  5. #5
    fragged
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    Default Re: Com freezes, after new HDD

    In addition to these suggestions you may also find this site quite handy.

  6. #6
    Graham L
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    Default Re: Com freezes, after new HDD

    Check the jumpers on the master disk. It might be set for "master, no slave"

  7. #7
    Graham L
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    Default Re: Com freezes, after new HDD

    Immediate addendum: I have an idea that Maxtor use CS by default, rather than master/slave selection. If you have set one drive for slave, it might confuse the logic. Anyway you'll discover this when you check the select pins on the master. (A CS cable often has the centre connector plugged into the MB).

  8. #8
    kellanibelle
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    Default Re: Com freezes, after new HDD

    i dont know if u can have your boot drive on primary slave.. try it on primary master or secondary master

  9. #9
    Captive
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    Default Re: Com freezes, after new HDD

    My newer box allows booting off primary slave. Perhaps though it depends what the BIOS of the MB allows.

  10. #10
    hamstar
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    Default Re: Com freezes, after new HDD

    Okay, i was helping a friend out and I stumbled upon a bundle of seagate 80gb hdd warranties/manuals that QMB left in my box-of-bit I bought.
    The jumper pins are like this

    7 5 3 1 >>power
    8 6 4 2 >>power

    with the jumper over 7 and 8 it's a Master or single drive
    with no jumpers drive is slave
    with 5 and 6 its cable select
    now heres your problem...
    1 and 2 is ALTERNATE CAPACITY. LIMITS DRIVE CAPACITY TO 32Gbytes

    Hope that solves your problem

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