Installing second hard drive.
Posted on 2003-03-25
I have a system that has a 60GB Western Digital hard drive thats served me well. The other day i picked up a new 80GB Western Digital hard drive.
(system is a 1.8ghz, 256mb spec)
I physically installed it, set the jumper setting to slave, it`s connected to the primary ide (primary hard drive also on that) but its misbehaving. On the secondary ide are my two cd-drives.
Data is not transferring properly (if at all), and when using clone cd to create a disc image, it didnt arrive properly to the drive, files were missing.
Earlier today, a recycle bin - just like on the desktop - was in the root of this new drive. Upon deleting it, i even got the standard "deleting a system file" warning. Strange indeed.
Also, i can load scandisk but the second I click on the new drive (designated by the system as "D") then scandisk crashes!
I even got a scan32.dll error as well, which seems to have been very temporary as my pc is behaving fine on a reboot.
Any thoughts? Is it a problem my second drive is bigger than the first? Are there some golden rules I dont know about for installing second hard drives? Would it be some confusion that my drives have new designations (one of my cd-drives used to be "D:")