new maxtor 120 not detecting right

canadian_divx

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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
http://www.ecsusa.com/products/k7s5a.html
 

ming

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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.
 

LeeJend

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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?
 

canadian_divx

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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
 

canadian_divx

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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
 

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