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Quantum Fireball Lct20 in a Mac G3 won't boot up

Quantum 40 gig ATA drive shows there are OS files on the drive, HD verifies, and everything seems OK while in the OS disk mode [OS 10.4 or OS 9.1], but when i try to start up on just the hard drive, it doesn't read the hard drive. i have tried Master and CS position, and have used other HDs with this machine/configuration with no problems. am i missing anything? probably obvious, maybe? the Mac is a G3 B&W.

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SOURCE: Quantum Fireball Lct20 20 GB

Hi,

Appreciate the direct "Ask Me".

A 20Gb Quantum Fireball LCT20 could be nearing its life end considering the length of time it has been in service. Perhaps what could be done is to perform a burn-in test on the 20Gb HD attaches as a Slave or Secondary on a 2nd PC or alternately, as an external mass storage device through an IDE to USB adapter. Burn-in test would be a multiple time scanning fro errors as those used by Norton Disk Doctor. Alternately, you can also Partition Magic to partition/format and eventually test the HD.

In your concern of PC slow down after 10 minutes, it is possible that:

  • the HD is slowing after some time or having difficulty searching for the called for system files;
  • heat related, either on the HD motor/bearings or even on the CPU (thermal throttling);
  • there are a number of software running in the background using the PC's memory;
  • presence of virus and/or malicious software.
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Posted on Sep 06, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a quantum fireball 20.4 gig drive where do the jumpers

There is normally a sticker on the drive, which indictates the settings.

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

Crystal K
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SOURCE: jumper switch settings

I have the same thing and here is your solution.
http://www.babooforum.com.br/idealbb/files/152532-Maxtor2.jpg

Worked perfect for me afterwards. :)

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

ybchuan
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SOURCE: How to set jumpers

Please look on top of your HD and u will see a table that show u the HD jumper setting (Master, Slave or Cable Select).
Then look again the rear side of the HD and u will see some pin that locate beside the power input of the HD, that is the jumper pin.

Now set the jumper according to your requirement refer to the jumper setting table just now. To set it just unplug the jumper (look like a U shape contactor covered with plastic) and plug it back according to the requirement. Sometime u may lost the jumper contactor, nevermind just use what ever conductor cable to roll between the two pin and make sure the pin is connected that all.

YBC (/\)

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

Testimonial: "I did what you say, there is 4 pair for 3 posibilities (master, slave, CS). After all, I set pins properly. Thank you "

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SOURCE: Different WIndows operating systems on two hard drives

1) Try if Cable Select will work for you, meaning that the existing HDD will be Master, and the Quantum will be Slave. If there are problems in identifying the drives by BIOS, manually set the existing one to Master, and the Quantum to Slave.
2) You don't have to install anything on the second drive. The operating system has to be installed on the primary drive, from which the system boots.
3) If the Quantum drive does not contain anything useful, it would be advisable to go to Management Tools, Disk Management and delete the partition from it, re-create it, and format as NTFS - under WinMe it was surely formatted as FAT32, which has a file size limit of 2GB and doesn't let you set any access permissions.
If you don't need NTFS, then at least re-formatting the drive would be advisable, as it's the simplest way to get a clean drive, without unwanted stuff (like WInMe, programs installed on it etc.) and no data fragmentation, that occurs with time and slows down the drive operation.
4) You might need to go to Disk Management anyway to assign a drive letter to your newly attached drive - most probably your existing drive is C, your CD/DVD is D, so you'll have to assign letter E to it, or better yet, some letter further in the alphabet, like Q for example - especially if you use external disk devices, like flash pendrives etc., which already were assigned the letter E when you used them.
5) With the harddrives so cheap nowadays, does it really make sense to use an old hdd? They have a finite life time, and the older the drive, the more chances are of it failing, and you losing your data. Maybe it would make more sense to buy a new ATA drive and use it instead?
Good luck, and don't forget to come back with a testimonial if helped :)

Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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