New HD Not being recognized
Posted on 1999-01-08
I just bought a new Quantum 6.4G HD, and have installed it into my computer. Everything I had before still works fine, with one requirement: That the new drive not have a data cable attached. Needless to say, my new drive isn't working. It powers up, so I know the power cable isn't the problem. I've tried getting my BIOS to autodetect the new drive, but it doesn't 'see' it. I currently have a Quantum 3.2G set as Master, and the new drive as Slave on the dame IRQ (14). IRQ 15 has my CD-ROM and my LS-120 drive on it, and that all works just fine. It's an OEM drive, so the documentation it came with is pretty small...but I didn't think that this should be such a problem.
When I have the new drive attached, I get to the point where the computer says "Verifying DMI Pool Settings" (or something like that), and then it either stops completely or gives me an error message like "Invalied Partition" something or other...like it knows the drive is there and isn't formatted properly, but I can't convince BIOS to find it!
What do I DO????