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May 10, 2005 2:54:49 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

I posted earlier about putting a bigger hard drive into my GP6-400. I'm
running Win98FE with the Powerleap 1.4 Ghz processor. BIOS is
4W4SB0X0.15A.0019.P14, which I believe is the last one available for this
system.

I bought a WD 80GB drive and used WD's Data Lifeguard Tools to set it up
and copy my old drive. As a slave I can access files just fine.

The problem comes when I jumper it as the master (or single). It won't
boot to Windows; it just hangs. CMOS detects it as 64GB, not 80.

Barring a newer BIOS upgrade, is my only other option to get an ATA
controller card?

Thanks, Dee

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Anonymous
May 11, 2005 4:40:48 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000 (More info?)

Get an ATA controller card. AFAIK, there is no BIOS upgrade that will help.

.... Ben Myers

On 10 May 2005 10:54:49 -0400, Dee <d@d.d> wrote:

>I posted earlier about putting a bigger hard drive into my GP6-400. I'm
>running Win98FE with the Powerleap 1.4 Ghz processor. BIOS is
>4W4SB0X0.15A.0019.P14, which I believe is the last one available for this
>system.
>
>I bought a WD 80GB drive and used WD's Data Lifeguard Tools to set it up
>and copy my old drive. As a slave I can access files just fine.
>
>The problem comes when I jumper it as the master (or single). It won't
>boot to Windows; it just hangs. CMOS detects it as 64GB, not 80.
>
>Barring a newer BIOS upgrade, is my only other option to get an ATA
>controller card?
>
>Thanks, Dee
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