Question about Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 6800 (91366U4) 13.6 GB Hard Drive
It was working for years, then on boot made a high whining sound (almost screeching) and then got a message that no operating system could not be found. i plugged in my old (ME OS) machine and ignored the problem for a month, tried it again ad it boot.. but had incredible lag. so i tried to sestart, only to get the "no OS" message again. but i feel it's at least close to working.
- solution 1: different IDE cable.. no difference
- solution 2: swap hard drives: system boot to ME from the other HD, but i'm missing loads of drivers, and ME, ew.
unfortunately, this computer was passed along to me without the Windows XP installation disks, so making a BartsPE boot disk seems to be out of the question. as it's an old machine, but sure it's worth repair money, but it is a better system than i'd otherwise have!
also i had been "bad" hadn't run disk cleanup tools in ages, and had filled up the space on the drive up to about 1 GB remaining. i'm guessing one or the other of these caused my problem. uhg.
anything else to try to get the HD to boot? or do i just set it to slave and pull any files i need off of it?
Even if you set it to slave, what has happened is the drive motor is burned out. Lets face it, your HDD is dead and there is no hope of recovery unless you take it to a data recovery shop, and that is $$$$.
The No OS message is the worst message you could possibly see and that is a direct indication that your HDD is dead in the water.
Just go get another HDD or go buy XP to replace ME on that other HDD you have.
Realistically there is nothing you did or didn't do to cause a harddrive failure. It is just the way of the world nothing lasts forever...
Posted on Sep 04, 2008
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you will need to set up master slave configuration you will have to change your first boot device every time you want to use the second operating system
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to hd-0,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
Master/Slave designation is determined by jumpers on IDE drives. Most drives have adequate markings on them to identify these jumper positions. If not marked clearly, you will need the manufacturer's data to determine that designation.
If you are curious about a working system just power-up in set-up mode (usually by depressing (f1-or-f2) during boot-up sequence, your system-bios will display this information for you.
Jumpers for a PC hard drive are next to the power connector. Mostly in between the power connector and the data cable connector. These are used for setting up Master/Slave settings and also to limit capacity of the HDD seen by PC BIOS on some older hard disks. Usually settings which are selected by jumper setting to various locations are printed on the hard disk information sticker.
however you could partition one hard drive with both operating systems on it this would enable you
to choose which operating system you want every time it boots up you could use partition magic 8
http://www.filehoo.com/download/Partition-Magic-8,0.aspx Partition Magic 8.0 description
Partitioning your hard drive plays an essential role in maintaining your computer-preventing conflicts, protecting data, improving efficiency, and increasing performance.
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