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Maxtor 40gb hard drive

Need illustration of jumpers... mine has 3 sets of 2 then a single on bottom. and another single set of 2 hoe do i set the jumpers 4 master

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  • bochi Sep 18, 2007

    ok Panth3on,
    the 40gbMaxtor model no.54098H8or(N256)man,in2000
    that is the master...
    the 260gbWesternDigital modelWD2500JB man,in2007
    is the slave
    i'm running them in an old HP Pentium 3 with a dimond pci ati video card 256mb
    with either XP Prosp2 or XP MCE SP2
    right now it won't even boot unless in safemode
    it was running fine untill updates from micsoft
    any sugestions would be great...

  • bochi Sep 19, 2007

    i have about a hundred or so movies on the wd 260gb and about 1000 songs so i'm not gonna lose that so i think i'll just get a new hard drive to
    replace the 40gb and do a new install on that...
    what do think should that fix my problem?...
    well originally i had a 60gb in place of the 40,
    but it crashed and wouldnt take a new install so i put in the worked great until dun dun dun..
    MS update...ya know ithink i'll just avoid the whole mess if i just don't use that.$^&t from MS
    do you have a sugestion on a hard drive to purchase... i think thats my best you?

  • bochi Sep 19, 2007

    by the way rock dude!!! thanx!!!1

  • bochi Oct 05, 2007

    Hi panth3on,
    it's bochi! long time huh?
    the last problem is solved! thanx!....
    got another computer with a prob!!..
    it's probably a simple fix....I'm just missing it!
    Pentium 2 with xp pro has a network adapter in it! but the computer doesn't recognize matter what i i missing something? tried installing some drivers from MS...and it still won't see it! even tried a different nic card...nothing all (10/100 pc type)
    any help you could give?
    thanx again dude!

  • bochi Oct 06, 2007

    hay panth3on!
    i tried the setup bios? luck yet....i used the F1 to get there? (Gateway Pent.2) turned on the plug and play settings...power is on in the lan setting...what am i missing?....aahhhh!..i thought this was easy when i started?!...any help would be appreciated, and needed!
    thanx again dude!

  • lambof Jan 04, 2008

    hard drive is not recognized by computer when pluged into usb port

    tried replaceing cords power turns on but still computer does not recognize device. any help



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I think it's a conflict with the two hard drives maxtor (ata) and westen dig(eide) ,.....could be wrong....maxtor 40gb....west,260gb let me know

Posted on Sep 17, 2007


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