New hard drive for an old Packard Bell
Posted on 1998-04-07
I'm working on a Packard Bell Legend 401 computer (P75, 4x CD ROM, 8 MB RAM). The 850 MB Seagate Decathalon drive that came with it died and I am trying to replace it. The BIOS will usually correctly autodetect a 2.1 GB Medalist or a 2.6 GB Medalist - the 2 drives I have to work with (drives that have worked in other machines.) I can usually fdisk and format in Win95 (not always). However, neither drive has, as of yet, booted when SYSed. Both drives (and my floppy boot disks) have been virus checked and have come up clean. Is my BIOS fried? Is the onboard controller bad? Is 850 MB the limit for this PB motherboard? Should I punt?