Detecting Additional Harddrive
Posted on 1998-11-09
I'm in the process of installing an additional HDD to my system. My primary IDE channel has my existing HDD and my CD-ROM daisy chained together. My FDD is connected to an isolated IDE connection located to the side of my primary IDE. Below the primary IDE is my unoccupied secondary IDE. After installing the new HDD, a Quantum Fireball EL 2.5GB, I booted the system up but Win95 failed to auto detect. I tried entering control panel and selected "add new hardware", but again, Win95 failed to detect the drive. I continued on with the set up Wizard but Quatum was not listed in the manufacturers group. Obviously I couldn't select a driver, etc. I then entered set up and tried an auto detect. It detected my existing drive, but neither my CD-OM nor my Quantum HDD. I double checked my wiring and evertyhing looks good. The new Quantum HDD is "spinning" and I thought I could hear some information exchange during the "add new hardware" sequence under control panel.
The Quantum HDD came jumpered as a master. It is my understanding that each IDE channel will suport a master and a slave, so this jumper setting should be O.K. I may try setting the new drive to a slave, and putting it on the primary IDE and connecting my CD-ROM to the secondary IDE.
One other problem I had was entering CMOS and changing/adding the parameters there. I could cursor down to "secondary master", where it read "none", but I could not make any changes nor add in the data on my Quantum HDD.
Can anyone help?