Question about Compaq (166361-001) Motherboard
I tried installing a 30 GB and then tested with a 60 GB Hard Drive and also tested with a 4 GB just to test the computer as a Master into a Compaq Desktop EP/SB Pentium 3 computer bought at an auction with no hard drive in it. These were used as colege computers and have ID numbers. None of the HD's worked properly athough the drives themselves seem to be working (at least they are powering up). I don't know which motherbaord it is. I tried to find identiifying number, but don't see any numbers except it does say Compaq and there is 575 nearby the back connectors where it mentioned the coin size battery (ths may be the battey). When the computer turns on, it says media test prob check cable. When I F10 to setup, the Primary Drive 0 and Primary Drive 2 are not there, it shows no cylinders or sectors etc. It shows Secondry Drive 2 ATAPIA, but no cylinders or sectors.
I tried settng the BIOS at default. I then restart my computer and sometimes it recognizes Drive 2 about half the capacity of the 60 GB.
I don't knowi there is any LBA jumpers or ...
I wanted to format the hard drive, but it would not let me.
I even tried booting with the XP disk, but it would not run through after I went through most of the procodure to format in NFTS after changing the partitons to unpartitioned and etc. It said there were missing files.
I have tried other cables, hard drives, tested the RAM chips (I did add one), but I am getting the same results.
I sure would appreciate some help. I have three computer and none are working properly. I seem to be the comon denominator.
Its quite possible the BIOS isn't reading data because it doesn't recognize a 60 gig drive. Unless there is a way you can look for a BIOS update on HP.com that increases hard drive capacity. You can check on HP.com as well to see what the maximum capacity is for that computer.
Posted on Jul 07, 2008
First you change ribbon data cable which connect hard disk
it may not be supporting more than 32 gb capacity.
first you only connect the only hard disk test for detection
Posted on Jul 06, 2008
Tips for a great answer:
One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or
to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including
the leads from your ((motherboard to
your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not
faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs its connections to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error hope this helps
Apr 17, 2011 | Toshiba (K000002020) Motherboard
Test your PSU or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty
One bad lead can cause a computer to fail to detect a hard drive continue on a cycle or to shutdown
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA and
the leads from your motherboard to your hard drive make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they are probably old and faulty ?
hope this helps
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