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Motherboard doesn't accept WD 40 gig on.

I bought this computer brand new with MB 6119 on, my hard drive 12gig is dying on me, I have bought WD 40 gig and installed it as a primary booting drive, unfortunately the system didn't work with that. I have tried to update the bios fromt the MSI. They don't seem to the right update. they were helpful I must admit, very helpful. The current bios was dated 12.18.1998, AMI type, bios OEM A6119 P2 v1.65. Bios ID 61-1218-001169-00111111-071595-440BX B000. Can anybody give a real push as my computer is in a mess now.

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  • Moreed May 26, 2008

    Thanks for your help and asking for clarification.

    My computer was bought in 1998 with a hard drive of 12gig. Now it's started working very slowly with a noise, probably dying on me. I have installed WD 40gig, changed the jumpers to master and the old drive to slave. I'd copied all data from the 12gig to wd 40 gig(master now) I'd changed the bios setting into Auto. When I powered the computer on, it crashed. My thought was that the old bios didn't support my new bigger drive and here my struggle began.

    When I reconnected the old drive as master with the new drive slave, the bios didn't show the new drive 40gig. So I right clicked on my computer where my drives are shown and the new drive was shown as 2 gig only instead of 40 and that is why I thought it is bios update which I needed rather anything else. Sorry for being so naive if I was wrong. I contacted MSI the manfacturer of the motherboard and gave the details above for help and uptil now I have no joy.

    Many thanks

  • Moreed May 26, 2008

    Thanks for asking again. Windows was installed on the old drive before I copied all the files to the new drive. Like I said earlier the drive didn't show in the bios setup which was set as AUTO and when I clicked on computer properties, it showed a drive of 2gig instead of 40gig. when I set the jumpers on the WD 40 gig as master drive- boot drive the system crashed, not booting. The motherboard I have as documented above is MS 6119 from MSI manufacturer. Taiwan.

    Thank you.


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When you say "the system didn't work with that", do you mean it didn't identify the drive? When you go into the BIOS setup, are the drives displayed, or are they shown as "Auto"? Did you correctly change the WD drives jumper to Master, and the old drive, to Slave?

Posted on May 25, 2008

  • Steven Burn
    Steven Burn May 26, 2008

    I'm assuming you didn't actually install Windows on the old drive before copying your files over?

    When you go into the BIOS, does it detect the WD as a 40GB drive? (I've got systems from 98 and earlier than support upto 80GB drives so I doubt thats an issue).

    What is the motherboards make and model?


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