Problems with adding a second hard drive?
Posted on 2002-06-24
Have a problem with installation of a second hard drive, which is as follows:
Recently purchased a second hard drive (40 Gb seagate barracuda IV ST340016A 7200rpm) to add to the rather small seagate 4.3 Gb as a slave. Drive is compatible according to seagate.
Already had a 3.5 inch bay available so inserted new drive into vacant bay with appropriate mounting screws. Had available IDE cable and power leads inside computer ready to attach so carefully attached them to new drive. Made sure the drive had its jumpers set to slave and also checked that current drive was set to master. Made a final check that cables were connected correctly and properly lining up Pin 1 etc.
Everything connected..............replace case and start up computer. From here start up freezes!!! Computer hangs on Compaq logo screen won't even attempt to boot up. Able to go into Bios only, but this doesn't seem to be as described in seagate setup procedure ie select LBA, autosetup etc.
Tried windows 98 system disk etc, but no boot. Tried drive in another computer works fine. Disconnected new drive from my computer.......runs fine from old drive???
Possible solutions Bios upgrade needed (have a flash upgrade......how to use it i'm not sure need to copy files manually, but to where and how??)
Recently heard that compaq designed computers where a second hard drive cannot be added. This surely not the case is it??
Cannot bare the though of my new hard drive sitting idle any longer............how can i get my computer to recognise it and boot up????
Model: Compaq 5410
Processor: AMD K6-2 with 3D now. 366MHZ
Chipset: sis 530 (2A5IM)
Bios: Award software (1.2D)
Windows version: 98 second ed (4.10.2222)
Dos version 7.1