SyQuest SparQ installation
Posted on 1998-08-18
I am attempting to install a new SparQ 1.0 GB drive, however the documentation is terrible as usual and I would appreciate advice from anyone who's installed one before. However, please read the whole question and history before submitting an answer.
It is an internal IDE SparQ drive and I am installing it as primary master on a Pentium II with on-board IDE controllers. Win95 system, plenty of disk space and RAM.
Installation seems to go OK, and the drive reponds correctly to inserting a cartridge, (the light blinks, then turns off, then turns a steady light after about 10 seconds). However, Windows does not recognize the drive and the setup disk refuses to run, apparently for this reason.
There is a very vague mention of changing the BIOS CMOS setup if installing as primary slave in the readme file. This is not mentioned in the printed documentation. My BIOS setup does not auto-detect anything in the drive, even when a cartridge is inserted. Should it? Should I really set the BIOS setup to something, and if so, to what?
Thanks everyone for your assistance.