new maxtor 120 not detecting right

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by canadian_divx, Apr 5, 2004.

  1. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    ok OSNNr's here is a wierd one for yea. i got an ECS K7S5A here with an amb 1800 512ddr 333 ram and a 40gb main drive nad a new maxtor 133 120gb drive. when put on the primary channel you cant see the new drive as a 120, only as an 8 in windows, device manager does not even show 2 drives tho. but u can put data on it from my computer. also the bios only sees one drive as a 127gb drive and there are to be 2 drives a 40gb and a 120gb, i cant figure this out and there is NOT RAID on this board nor nothing like it.

    here is a link to the board
  2. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

    If the drive is new, you'll need to run FDisk in DOS to create a primary/logical drive. After that, you'll need to format the drive.

    This happens with most new HD's.
  3. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

    Fort Worth, TX
    I'm surprised. My ECS K7S5A saw both my 120 gig WD fine. It's the system I install and torture test new hardware on before installing in the gaming machine. Though I never partition and format the entire drive as one section.

    Do you have the latest bios installed in the MB?

    And are you running 2000 or XP on it?
  4. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    it is running XP FCKGW so i cant update it and i am not reinstalling it for this dude, but just but i dont understand how a partition can affect the bios????? the bios does not care waht partition it is it just reads teh ID chip but i will try it tomorow when i am there
  5. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    ok i got it to detect proper in teh bios by putting it on the slave setting but now windows reports a blue screen of Porcess1 insilization failure. i cant find any info on that can someone help