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Fireball 30 gb not recognizeable to new pc

Fireball lct 20 30 gb from old pc - installed into ata/ide external reader to access old files - hdd seems to not "spin" but the unit indicater light on the hdd is functioning and flashes 10 times then moment heistation - is this an error code? the unit seems to not spin up - very quiet no sounds like from other hdd i use in external drive case. is this a hardware recognotion issue or a bad drive moter for the disk itself?

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Bad drive motor the disk itself is the problem, you may have to get a software that can get those files you need off that drive,in fact you will need a software that will get those files.

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5508859r windows7


You do not have the best version of Win7... you have the cheap one. If you had the fancy Win7 version of even any version of WinXP you could see your files, if the HDD is good. Ask a friend for assistance and plug the USB adapter into another PC. (I have my diagnostics PC with WinXP to avoid the issue.)

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Dear sir I have a HDD 20 GB fireball and I have problem with it in the low speed of read and write in operation. I instaled windows XP and I want to improve speed my HDD. please advice me about this...


Its a very old hard disk, few things you can do,

1.. Get into your pc's bios and see if 32bit access is enabled for your disk, if not enable it, reboot.
2.. Goto control panel > device manager , double click on your IDE controller and check had disk status, if is on PIO mode or UDMA , must be at UDMA. Set it if not.

Jul 29, 2011 | Quantum Fireball Lct20 (QML20000LD-A) 20...

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I need firmware for quantum fireball lct 15. thenk you


I have a firmware for fireball lct15 a01.0f00. If you need it give me your e-mail adress and i'll send it to you.

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Please email me at duokeystrings@yahoo.ca if you can answer the following: 1.How do I connect internal quantum fireball lct 20 3.5" 40.0 GB externally? 2. Is there a patch cord that will connect from...


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Feb 05, 2011 | Quantum Fireball Lct20 40 GB ATA-100 Hard...

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I have a quantum fireball lct20 40gb hard drive that I am attempting to install as a slave drive in a Dell Dimension 2400 desktop, and while it works in other computers, I keep getting the BIOS detection...


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Different WIndows operating systems on two hard drives


main Dell Optiplex


Slave (cable select)
Quantum Fireball
once you have installed them physically into your comptuer like that, start it up.

Format Quantum Fireball


Now you still have windows xp, and you have a clean 2nd hard drive.

You do not need to install windows xp on the 2nd drive
Quantum Fireball .

Dec 13, 2009 | Quantum Fireball Lct20 (QML20000LD-A) 20...

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Setint the jamper as a 2nd drive and Do i need to farmat it frist


If I recall right this HDD is a PATA (IDE) type. As for the Jumpers please check the following link. The jumper should be as Slave drive.
http://www.helpwithpcs.com/upgrading/install-hard-drive.htm

May 15, 2009 | Quantum Fireball Lct20 (QML20000LD-A) 20...

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Problem putting a 30 gig quantum lct 15 3.5"series as a slave


Did you switch the jumper config back to Master or CableSelect before trying to install them as a single drive? Also check the Maxtor website, (they owned Quantum too), for the correct jumper settings. Some of these drives (like the Quantum Fireball lct series) need TWO jumpers not just one.That was the trick that fixed mine from not being recognized by the Bios or the Windows setup disk....I got it used with only a single jumper, but it needed two to put it Cable Select mode.

Apr 07, 2009 | Quantum Fireball Lct20 (QML30000LD-A) 30...

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Having trouble using it as a solo harddrive in newer computer


Hi,

When Windows (XP?) was installed in the Quantum Fireball LCT1520 of the old Compaq Presario, the OS was married to the hardware specifically the motherboard/chipset. When it was removed and transplanted to the newer PC, the OS would be looking for the old hardware settings/configuration and since the new PC has a different motherboard and therefore cannot find the old hardware, it would loop/reboot continuously and/or BSODs.

One method of getting the old HD to work in the new PC is to do a clean/new install of the OS.

If for some reason you prefer to use the old OS in the old HD with its settings/configuration, you can try to do a repair/re-install. The procedure is similar to installing a clean/new OS except that you should opt for the 2nd repair choice (not the R or first repair option). This should retain most if not all of your old applications/settings while installing new Windows files.

Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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