I have tried to add a larger hard drive ( original was 20Gb ). Using a 40Gb as drive 0 the boot just hangs , if I go back to the 20gb it loads ok and will see the 40gb when it is drive 1 . I have tried the Matsonic website but it went out of action 20 July this year .
The current bios is version 040201 and I belive there is a later version but I need to know where to download it from . Any suggestion please ?????
Have you ensured that the jumpers on the back of the new hard disk are set correctly? if you want your 40gb HDD to be a master you must set it to master and your 20gb as a slave if you want them both on the same IDE cable look at pic below the image is only a guide as I do not know what HDD you have.
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Any 20GB disk-drive has built-in drive-electronics,
which interface with the IDE hardware on the motherboard of the laptop -- typically, laptops do *NOT* have "plug-in" adapters for such "basic" functions, unlike desktops, where you can change video/audio/network hardware via add-in cards.
You probably can use any disk-drive that is _smaller_ than 32GB -- disks larger than 32GB require newer motherboards, due to the larger capacity of those disks.
Was the original 20Gb HD also a SATA or was it installed as an IDE?
Try installing a fresh clean Windows rather than the restore disc. However, you will need the drivers for the SATA 160Gb and press F6 when Windows installers ask you to.
Post back how things turn up or should you need further information. Hope this be of some idea/help.
Good luck and kind regards.
You may have to go back into the bios and see if there is an option to automatically find HDD, or you may have to manually enter them in the Standard Bios Settings.
It may be that the old HDD are still in the bios's recognised setup.