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DESKPRO 2000 hangs after harddisk removal

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December 8, 2004 1:02:17 PM

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I´ve got an old deskpro2000 now running with 2 ISA network cards under
Win98SE. Next problems and questions: I have one old 3.2 GB HDD holding the
Win98SE system installed permanently on the on-board IDE interface. I have
installed an ATA-100 Promise PCI board for bigger harddisks. For these I
have installed a rack for removable HDDs. When I have booted successfully
with both disks in place, they work ok. Also making images with Norton
Ghost (an image of the small disk onto the bigger disk) works fine. Then I
turn the machine off, remove the removable HDD-cartridge, so there is only
the 3.2 GB disk with the Windows-system on board. After booting again, the
Promise ATA-100 controler´s BIOS is not installed since there is no disk
found, thereafter the booting process hangs with the Microsoft Windows
screen, the bar at bottom not moving any more. I have gone through the BIOS
setup, booted in protected mode. Then closed Windows, turned electrically
off. Turned on, booting halts again. When I put in the removable harddisk
and connect it, the machine starts ok. What might be the reason and remedy?
Can I deactivate IDE-devices like in the BIOS of a "normal" mainboard? When
both disks are in place and the system works, I have gone through
system-information, there are no IRQ- or other conflicts.

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December 8, 2004 11:08:09 PM

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Try a work around get an old IDE HDD and connect that to removeable
controller full time, or uninstall windows drivers for the Removeable HDD
system or i wonder if there is a IDE 'terminator like a SCSI terminator????

perhaps this is one for hardware profiles??? Control panel - system - (
win98Se should have something similar) then you disable the device im one of
your profiles then windows (hopefully ) won't look for the device on
startup)

if your machine is up to it get Windows 2000+ much better at this sort of
thing.

"viktor weisshaeupl" <vwlists@gmx.net> wrote in message
news:31nu8uF3dn9flU1@individual.net...
> I´ve got an old deskpro2000 now running with 2 ISA network cards under
> Win98SE. Next problems and questions: I have one old 3.2 GB HDD holding
> the
> Win98SE system installed permanently on the on-board IDE interface. I have
> installed an ATA-100 Promise PCI board for bigger harddisks. For these I
> have installed a rack for removable HDDs. When I have booted successfully
> with both disks in place, they work ok. Also making images with Norton
> Ghost (an image of the small disk onto the bigger disk) works fine. Then I
> turn the machine off, remove the removable HDD-cartridge, so there is only
> the 3.2 GB disk with the Windows-system on board. After booting again, the
> Promise ATA-100 controler´s BIOS is not installed since there is no disk
> found, thereafter the booting process hangs with the Microsoft Windows
> screen, the bar at bottom not moving any more. I have gone through the
> BIOS
> setup, booted in protected mode. Then closed Windows, turned electrically
> off. Turned on, booting halts again. When I put in the removable harddisk
> and connect it, the machine starts ok. What might be the reason and
> remedy?
> Can I deactivate IDE-devices like in the BIOS of a "normal" mainboard?
> When
> both disks are in place and the system works, I have gone through
> system-information, there are no IRQ- or other conflicts.
>
> --
> Viktor Weisshaeupl
> personal e-mail to: vwlists at utanet dot at
> The e-mail adress in the newsreader exists, but is never read and only
> meant for destroying the spam coming in.
>
Anonymous
December 10, 2004 3:36:26 AM

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"Dave" <R9EGU@OWERIFH.COM> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
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> Try a work around get an old IDE HDD and connect that to removeable
> controller full time
makes not difference, I have tried that.

> or uninstall windows drivers for the Removeable HDD
I have done that, no difference.

> system or i wonder if there is a IDE 'terminator like a SCSI
terminator????
No, just cable works with the HDD, why should it not work without drive and
controler BIOS not installed because system found no drive?


> perhaps this is one for hardware profiles??? Control panel - system - (
> win98Se should have something similar) then you disable the device im one
of
> your profiles then windows (hopefully ) won't look for the device on
> startup)
I have tried this, no difference. Booting from FDD works.

> if your machine is up to it get Windows 2000+ much better at this sort of
> thing.

I have an XP installation for it as an image, I will try that but very
probably move to another "normal" Pentium hanging around.

Thanks for the input.

Viktor


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