I recently had to replace a CMOS battery on an old computer:
Packard Bell Axcel 46CD - (circa 1993)
1 Hard Drive Disk
1 3.5” Floppy Drive
OS: Windows 98
Now my problem is with getting the hard drive disk to work on this computer.
Hard Drive Disk:
Seagate, Model: ST3491A
Autotyping reveals the below specs:
Landing Zone: 898
Write Precomp: None
Multi-Sector Transfers: Auto
LBA Mode Control: Enabled
32bit I/O: Enabled
Transfer Mode: Fast PIO 3
The cables are hooked up correctly and the jumper is removed (set to be Master/Stand Alone with no Slave). I have replaced the cable with a brand new one. I have tested this drive as a Master and then as a Slave drive on another computer and it works perfectly fine.
I’ve been researching this problem extensively and have found that this type of error occurs when the CMOS battery is replaced or removed and put back in. An additional error, “3F8H COM Address Conflict” also occurs, caused by the onboard modem. The COM conflict is easy to fix and I have already done so. I have removed the CD-ROM during my testing. The only thing I’m unable to do is hook up another drive in this old Packard Bell for testing.
Autotyping works an set the drive type to “User” with the above listed specs. It should be noted that these are the same specs that another host computer autotyped as well. On the host computer when set as a Master drive, Windows 98 starts up and works fine.
Simply put, how do I fix this “Failure Fixed Disc 0” error?