Some hard drives had a jumper setting to show a lower capacity so it could be recognized by older BIOS implementations are you sure you set it as slave and didnt maybe set the cap limit jumper instead? Just a thought.
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Newer sata drives do not rely on the master/slave settings that old IDE drives used. Remove the old drive from the bad computer and plug it into an available slot in the new computer. Boot the new computer. Under My Computer/Computer the second drive will show up with the next letter available. Alternately you can buy an external hard drive dock that connects via usb and use that to transfer your files.
If this is a new replacement drive look at how the old one was set up. It was either "CS" (cable select) or "master or slave" and set it the same way.
If this was a additional drive and your other drive is CS set it CS.
If it was a master, slave setup you can not have 2 masters or slaves on the same cable.
Jumper off will set the drive to slave. If you can connect both drives to the same ribbon cable with the master on the end & the slave to the second connector. Look at your bios as win is booting up to see if shows the drive as slave, you will not be able to copy windows as a operating system off of the drive, but should be able to copy files.
you will need to revert back to the master/slave setting. As slave/slave neither disk will be the main controller. Try reverse the master disk to the slave, and the slave to master, as it may be that the controller has a fault which is why you were having the original win98 problem. Let me know how you get on
On XP computer install your seagate barracuda 400g. start the computer. when xp is already boot right click My Computer then select manage. When Computer Management dialog box appear click disk management. Look for the drive that is unallocated and format the drive and follow the instructions.
If the old one is still conected you can connect it the same way if not here is how to::
Well firstly they are 2 types IDE (large connector) and SATA (small connector)
of an ide cable has 3 jacks 1 for the main board and 2 for IDE drives 2 drive must be set to master and the other to slave Set the drives by using the jumper on the back the instructions are written on the drives Connect the Ide Cable and then the power and turn you system on
IF ITS SATA connect the sata cable to both hard drive and main board connect the power cable and your done!!
NB:: sata ports are labeled SATA 1 SATA 2 etc
IDE are LABELED IDE 1 IDE 2
Ide is a large grey cable black connector SATA is usually orange or red and small
A quick thing to try Is
remove the 80gb from ide cable and power plug and set the 20gb back as master.
boot into windows from 20gb 1 time ,
then shut down hook the 20gb as a slave and the 80 back up as master
Allow windows to find new hardware , "watch closely down by clock ". It will tell you when windows has finished and will say you might need to reboot before new hardware will work properly
After rebooting Both should show inside My computer
Good Luck I hope this helps
is the drive set on slave or master or cable select if this is the case then chane jumper setting toi master if booting with it on secondary ide but if on first ide then slave and if you have got files on these drives move them off then goto disk manager and delet partition then create new partion and sormat drive then set active in manager properties now reboot machine then open my computer to find the new drive hey presto working hdd