Question about Quantum 13Gb FIREBALL CX 3.5" IDE HD p/n CX13A011 13 GB Hard Drive
i have a quantum fireball scsi drive and i try to load windows nt 4.0 on it. i start the setup with the 3 setup diskettes using the floppy drive. during the setup i locate my drive controler and then it ask for any other support for mass storage devices. i skip that step coz i donot have the driver for the drive but when it comes to load the operating system ,it does not read the drive and the message "drive is not accessible" is displayed. where can i get the driver from? or is it the termination ? please help.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The board alone is not available for sale. To recover the data you will need to buy a 20GB Fireball with same board and swap the control board.
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Posted on Oct 22, 2009
main Dell Optiplex
Slave (cable select)
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 .
Posted on Dec 13, 2009
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
If the files were placed on the drive by another OS, like XP or Vista, then you may not be able to read them. If you can provide more detail we can probably get a better solution for you - rather than just guessing at what might cause the problems.....
Posted on Feb 13, 2010
Tips for a great answer:
this motherboard is supposed to have crash free BIOS an overclocking ability and power loss restart
is it happening
on boot up the drivers have not been loaded or might not be detecting a
bootable device the first things to check are the leads motherboard to your
hard drive make sure they are securely seated with no dust built up also the
same with computer ram and cmos battery and make sure the sockets are cleanThis message is generated by computers with SCSI / RAID
controllers when no bootable drive is detected on the controller. This is not
an error message unless you have a bootable drive on the SCSI / RAID or you are
wanting to use a SCSI or RAID drive. If you are not using a SCSI or RAID drive
and your computer has onboard a SCSI or RAID controller, this message can be
disabled by entering the computer CMOS Set up and disabling the onboard SCSI or
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press
delete to enter setup Press and hold delete during the boot up process to enter
BIOS you can load failsafe defaults
or load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos
to restart If your computer is unable to boot or you wish to restore
the BIOS back to bootable settings and your computer uses an ACER BIOS, press
and hold the F10 key as you turn on the computer. While continuing to hold the
F10 key, you should hear two beeps indicating that the settings have been
restored. AMI BIOS
Older AMI BIOS could be restored back to bootable settings by pressing
and holding the Insert
key as the computer is booting.
BIOS / CMOS diskettes
Early 486, 386, and 286 computers may
have required a floppy disk in order to enter the BIOS setup. These diskettes
are known as ICU, BBU, and SCU disks. Because these diskettes are unique to
your computer manufacturer, you must obtain the diskettes from them. See the computer manufacturers
list for contact information.
Early IBM computers
Some models of early IBM computers required
that the user press and hold both mouse buttons as the computer was booting in
order to enter the BIOS setup.
Finally, if none of the above suggestions help get you into your CMOS setup you can cause a stuck key error, which will usually cause the CMOS setup prompt to appear and remain until you press a key to continue. To do this press and hold any key on the keyboard and do not let go (you may get several beeps as you're doing this). Keep holding the key until the computer stops booting and you're prompted with an option to enter setup or to press another key to continue booting.
hope this helps
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