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Romulus Name for Maxtro D540X

Hi, right Bios doesn't recognize properly my hard drive D540X-D4. It's recognized like a romulus with 0 bytes. I cannot formatt it or something like that. I suspect It can be solved installing(reinstalling) the correct firmware. Does anybody know how to install the firmware in this hard drive? Does anybody know other possible solution? Thanks in advance.

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U can do one thing , convert your HDD using ide to usb or sata to usb converter and connect ur HDD via usb and check what happens....

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SOURCE: HDD not recognized in XP Installation

if you are using it as a slave hard drive, you should be able to right click my computer, manage, then in next window double click storage, then disk management, then look for your drive, you can then look to see if its recognised, if not it will tell you that its not configured, and you should be able to right click on it and format it.

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If you have you primary HDD set on Cable select, and the secondary HDD is set on anything other then Cable select (with the jumper settings on the back of the HDD) then there will be an error.. Also, if you primary is set to master/slave and the same for the secondary, it will cause problems.

Another thought, if one of your drives is SATA and the other IDE, if the IDE is set to master, there may be an issue as SATA HDD's will try to post as the master drive

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SOURCE: maxtor STM380215A 80 GB pata external hard drive not recognized by xp

The thing is the missing drivers..They may be made not to use a driver and be recognized directly in some operation systems..but if you have a windows xp sp1..(home edition ) ..it will not work so well in what matter the drivers for devices..My advice is to reinstall teh windows and use a windows xp sp3 ..if your computer can not handle the windows 7 one ..and will work ..
Or ..look over the internet and try to locate the driver needed for this hard disk .and install it ...IUt is probably a generic driver , but just missing from your system .
Another issue may be the port used..Not all usb ports work or have power ..or just be a 1.0 port that will not support the plugged device ..try to use another port and see if it works .usually these hard disks are on 3.0 usb ..now a days

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