Problem with new Hard Drive
Posted on 2001-08-18
I took out a western Digital,WD136BA-00AK, that was working great. I bought a new Western Digital,WD200BB-75AVA1, and put it in my computer. I got this new hard drive off the internet as an OEM and it came with no instructions. It was just a hard drive. I ordered a 66/100 cable to make sure everything would work correctly. I used my old instructions from the old hard drive. It also had the Data Lifeguard EZ-Install software.
After I installed the new hard drive and booted my computer, I got a message that stated "Primary master hard disk fail". I tried to boot the computer with a boot disk but I got the same message. I tried to boot the computer using the Data Lifeguard but it would not install. I checked the cable and it was good and so was the power cable. I checked and the jumper settings and it was sit as master.
What is wrong. Do I need to go into setup or something. I figured that since I had been using a Western digital I would not have to make any changes there. What do I need to do now to get this hard drive going. It did not come with any software either.