Ok let’s try a basic hook up
Do you know what the jumpers are on a drive?
If yes on the Maxtor drive can you see jumper 50 if yes remove the jumper block
So it becomes a Slave drive.
Check the Jumper on the Quantum for MasterQuantam Jumpers
Plug the Quantum Fireball Plus KX on the cable in the position that the Maxtor is on
Then put the Maxtor on the other connection.(middle of cable)
Grab a pen and paper.
Reboot into your bios Have a look at the disc drive set-up - should be the 1st option.
In the hard disc section it should have either 1 of 3 things
1) Auto detect
2) A drive number (such as 9)
If it is auto detect on master leave it at this. Then move to slave drive and change it to auto detect save the changes and reboot.
If it has a drive number write it down
If it has User then write down all the details of number of cylinders, heads and sectors also on the last column does it say LBA.
If it has a drive number move to the slave drive and put the number in and make sure all the details for cylinders, heads and sectors are the same.
If it is user then change the slave to user, put all the details in the slave position
Go back to the master and change it to user (unless it was auto detect)
Once it is in user mode you can add the details for the Quantum drive.
Cylinders = 16383
Heads = 16
Sectors = 63
This should then show a drive size of about 13-14 gigs
Save your changes and reboot.
Does the computer boot?
Also when the computer boots at the 1st screen it will show what kind of BIOS you have please note this.
The reason for the pen and paper is to write down the hard drive settings that are in the set-up page before changing anything.
IF something is not clear or you do not know how to do any steps DO NOTHING
And let me know.
Edited by peterm, 21 November 2005 - 02:43 AM.