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Replacing HardDrive on DeskPro 2000 6266MMX

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Anonymous
April 8, 2005 10:26:31 AM

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I need a little advice.

I put in a 6.4 gig hd in the pc, but the boot sequence wont run the
boot disk I have in it. I press F1 to get into setup, but the pc does
not go into it. A cursor just flashes on the left side of the screen.

I am using a window 98SE boot disk set up for large hard drives.

When reattaching the older hard drive, it will boot to the boot disk,
I figure that is due to the bios info on the hard drive partitiion.
The original hard drive works fine with no visible problems, so I
figure there must be a process in changing the hd out.

So my question is, how do I change out the hard drive?

The original is 3.2 gigs and I want to put in a little larger hard
drive.

The pc is a Compaq DP2000 6266MMX running windows NT.
I am replacing the original 3.2 gig hd with a 6.4 gig and putting
windows 98SE os in it.

Thanks,
Daljaxon
April 8, 2005 10:46:10 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

Check the FAQ on entering the BIOS.

HH

"daljaxon" <daljaxon@hotmail-dot-com.no-spam.invalid> wrote in message
news:D 623f$42562417$455da0d2$31648@allthenewsgroups.com...
>I need a little advice.
>
> I put in a 6.4 gig hd in the pc, but the boot sequence wont run the
> boot disk I have in it. I press F1 to get into setup, but the pc does
> not go into it. A cursor just flashes on the left side of the screen.
>
> I am using a window 98SE boot disk set up for large hard drives.
>
> When reattaching the older hard drive, it will boot to the boot disk,
> I figure that is due to the bios info on the hard drive partitiion.
> The original hard drive works fine with no visible problems, so I
> figure there must be a process in changing the hd out.
>
> So my question is, how do I change out the hard drive?
>
> The original is 3.2 gigs and I want to put in a little larger hard
> drive.
>
> The pc is a Compaq DP2000 6266MMX running windows NT.
> I am replacing the original 3.2 gig hd with a 6.4 gig and putting
> windows 98SE os in it.
>
> Thanks,
> Daljaxon
>
Anonymous
April 15, 2005 2:06:52 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

"daljaxon" <daljaxon@hotmail-dot-com.no-spam.invalid> wrote in message
news:D 623f$42562417$455da0d2$31648@allthenewsgroups.com...
>I need a little advice.
>
> I put in a 6.4 gig hd in the pc, but the boot sequence wont run the
> boot disk I have in it. I press F1 to get into setup, but the pc does
> not go into it. A cursor just flashes on the left side of the screen.
>
> I am using a window 98SE boot disk set up for large hard drives.
>
> When reattaching the older hard drive, it will boot to the boot disk,
> I figure that is due to the bios info on the hard drive partitiion.
> The original hard drive works fine with no visible problems, so I
> figure there must be a process in changing the hd out.
>
> So my question is, how do I change out the hard drive?
>
> The original is 3.2 gigs and I want to put in a little larger hard
> drive.
>
> The pc is a Compaq DP2000 6266MMX running windows NT.
> I am replacing the original 3.2 gig hd with a 6.4 gig and putting
> windows 98SE os in it.
>
> Thanks,
> Daljaxon
>

You first need to download the ultility to create a diagnostic/setup
partition.

Those machines keep the system setup on a special partition that won't exist
on your new disk.

If the machine won't boot to the floppy that the util creates, reset the
jumper on the motherboard to make the a: drive the 1st boot drive.

It will be F10 to enter the setup after that.
!