RE: New Hard drive
Posted on 1999-01-25
The cart before the horse!! I ordered a new drive WD 8.4gb. I have a GW2K 150Mhz, Intel advanced/atx(THOR) MoBo, AMI 1.00.01CNOT bios(can be upgraded to 1.00.03 but doesn't change anything important) 96MB ram,512Kb cache, a cdrom and a SCSI Zip. An existing WD 1.6HD, Win98(up from 95(OS1). My approach is to first remove my 1.6 drive and connect the 8.4. I am told(by GW) that my system will autodetect and run an 8.4g drive without doing anything special. One thing I do see is when I enter Setup(press F1 during boot,which I assume is the CMOS settings area) I do not see an option for selecting the LBA mode, is this available only when you have set detection to 'Manual' as opposed to 'Autodetect?
If I've got my new drive set for master and installed, what would be next? Put a boot disk of some kind in a:? Format C:\?, Use EZDrive?, Run Fdisk?, As you can see I have yet to grasp the required steps needed to get to the point of installing Win98, et al.