|Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 10:08 am: |
I added a new 60Gig Maxtor hard drive to my computer. Each drive was set up as master on separate IDE cables. The Bios is older(Award v4.15PG) and can't find it. I then used the Max-Blast Plus II software that came with the HD. It formatted and partitioned the new drive and copied all the information from the original C and D drives (one hard drive partitioned into two) to the new drive. I thought at that time I could swap the IDE primary and secondary cables and boot from the new drive. No way. The bios couldn't find the new HD. Yet when I switch the cables back and boot from the orginal drive, I can go to the My Computer Icon and see the new drive partitioned into two drives. Each of these drives has and exact copy of the orginal C and D drives. Any help would be appreciated.
|Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 11:22 am: |
CORRECTION to orginal post.
HD not being seen by BIOS but can be seen in "My Computer" and Windows Explorer. Files can be accessed there but some don't work anymore.
|Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 5:55 pm: |
Max blast probably installed an overlay on the drive so your O.S. could identify it. If you have another computer that can see the drive in bios you can remove the Max Blast utility and partition into (2) 30 gig drives which is probably the Maximum size your bios will support. Or get an off board controller and use it for the 60 gigi drive.