Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

LBA vs Normal Hard Drives

Posted on 1997-05-15
4
Medium Priority
?
278 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
I am trying to setup two hard drives on my system.  The master, and fully set up is a Western Digital AC33100 3.1gig.  The slave is a Conner CFA540A 540 meg, which was previously the slave to a Conner CP174F 174 meg.  My system is a P90 with Award Bios, 40 meg on board, and a fresh install of Win95 on a clean drive (3.1gig).

In order to set up the 3.1 gig drive, I had to set it up in LBA mode, and it worked great.  The 540 meg drive was originally formatted and set up as normal.

They don't seem to want to work together.

My Question (finally):  Can I set up one drive as LBA and one as Normal in the CMOS, or must they both be set the same?

Additional Info:  I have jumpered the WD drive for a slave present (two different ways, per the label on the drive).
Setting up the WD 3.1 gig, I partitioned it into 3 roughly equal partitions, C, D, and E.  When setting the Conner drive up as a "Normal" drive in the CMOS, I was receiving Hard Drive Failure (80) notices right after the memory test.  When I set it up as LBA also in the CMOS, I got a later error (full page error description) which described my IDE Controller as having one device set up as 32 bit and one set up in compatability mode.
0
Comment
Question by:anjaa
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:smeebud
ID: 1747145
Are you sure you can use all your 3.1gig with just LBA. I thought that(enlighten me if I'm wrong)2.1gig was the limit before having to create another patition?
I know this does not answer your question but it's a start to finding the solution.
Partition Magic solves these kind of problems with it's eyes closed.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
caplan earned 200 total points
ID: 1747146
Each drive can be set up with its own addressing mode in CMOS.  Make sure that the CMOS is reporting that the Conner is in normal mode and the wd is in LBA mode.

To smeebud- If you install Windows 95 OSR2 (version 4.00.950b) then you can just have a single partition on the big drive no sweat.

My guess is that you didn't tell the wd that a slave is present.  I have this drive too, and the default jumper arrangement is the "single drive" one.
0
 

Author Comment

by:anjaa
ID: 1747147
Edited text of question
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:smeebud
ID: 1747148
Thanks caplan. I forgot about OSR2. Duh:)
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article helps those who get the 0xc004d307 error when trying to rearm (reset the license) Office 2013 in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and/or those trying to prep the master image for Microsoft Key Management (KMS) activation. (i.e.- C…
In the absence of a fully-fledged GPO Management product like AGPM, the script in this article will provide you with a simple way to watch the domain (or a select OU) for GPOs changes and automatically take backups when policies are added, removed o…
In this video, viewers will be given step by step instructions on adjusting mouse, pointer and cursor visibility in Microsoft Windows 10. The video seeks to educate those who are struggling with the new Windows 10 Graphical User Interface. Change Cu…
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…

715 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question