I have an old maxtor hard drive 40 gig, nad my PC couldn't recogn
I have an old maxtor hard drive 40 gig, and i have an old pc with an asus board P4VP-MX ,but the moment i inserted the hard disk to IDE it creates a buzzing sound when i try to boot my PC, but when i put the hard drive as slave my PC couldn't recognize the hard disk and it said it is not supported, how can i fix this problem? please help me. you can send me the details at my e mail, email@example.com. thanks and looking forward for the help. jigz
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Andrew, That Maxtor drive sounds like it has finally died on you and being just an 80 gig drive means its really old. The systems failure to read the drive as your booting up is what's causing the long boot delay as the system will see the controller board of the drive, but your spindle motor on that drive is most likely dead and there fore you will not be able to access or read any of your data stored on that drive. Hope you had backups of important files.
jumpered wrong or its a fake drive (knockoff) but doubtful so the real diagnostics is start run diskmgmt.msc in it you will find if drive is unalocated or not even detected. if its not detected goto run type eventvwr and check in system for errors ..
im starting to think upper and lower cdrom filters are causing usb issue. i had issues with old zip drive software causing this.
UNINSTALL THE HARD WARE FROM THE SYSTEM ..UTILITIES FOLDER IN CONTROL PANEL
IF ITS RECOGNISED THERE IT MEANS THE DRIVE NEEDS THE SAME WIN ME DRIVERS WHICH COULD BE CORRUPT
YOU CAN TRY TO CONFIG IN SETUP TOO.
CONFIGURE THE HD IN HARD DISK DETECTION NOT AS AUTOMATIC IN BIOS , BUT AS LBA MODE DEFINING THE CYLINDERS AND THE HEADS AND OTHER DATA WHICH IS USUALLY WRITTEN ON THE HD WHITE COVER.
What type of Computer are you installing this 80g drive on? How old is it? I need to know some specifics, because in older machines the BIOS are not setup to recognize large capacity HD, in addition you may have recieved a bad Drive. Please advise! I may have an answer for you!