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Anonymous
April 7, 2005 5:29:00 AM

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Ok I have a customer who has a dell precision 410 and it has a scsi
h/d, cdrom. Now I have removed the SCSI stuff and added a IDE drive.
Now comes the fun part. I boot up with 98 floppy, go to fdisk and says
"no drives found" No matter what I have changed in the BIOS I can't
get it to recognize a IDE drive.

Any help.

Thanx
JAS
Anonymous
April 7, 2005 5:29:01 AM

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

"Johnathon Aaron Steel" <me@u.ca> wrote in message
news:ep2951tor2hkefvgh7kj4dbuu23s4lns4o@4ax.com...
> Ok I have a customer who has a dell precision 410 and it has a scsi
> h/d, cdrom. Now I have removed the SCSI stuff and added a IDE drive.
> Now comes the fun part. I boot up with 98 floppy, go to fdisk and says
> "no drives found" No matter what I have changed in the BIOS I can't
> get it to recognize a IDE drive.
>
> Any help.
>
> Thanx
> JAS


Possible bad cable or cable connection, jumpering error, or BIOS setting I
suspect.

This all assumes the IDE drive is known to be good. Also be sure SCSI
options are disabled in BIOS (under boot devices and drives).


Stew
Anonymous
April 7, 2005 7:02:18 PM

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

I have tried 5 different cables and 5 different drives. I am hoping
that it is in the bios cept I will be damned if I can find it. I am
going to try and update the bios and see if that helps.

I will play with bios as well.

Wish me luck.

JAS

On Wed, 6 Apr 2005 21:39:38 -0500, "S.Lewis"
<stew1960@cover.bellsouth.net> wrote:

>
>"Johnathon Aaron Steel" <me@u.ca> wrote in message
>news:ep2951tor2hkefvgh7kj4dbuu23s4lns4o@4ax.com...
>> Ok I have a customer who has a dell precision 410 and it has a scsi
>> h/d, cdrom. Now I have removed the SCSI stuff and added a IDE drive.
>> Now comes the fun part. I boot up with 98 floppy, go to fdisk and says
>> "no drives found" No matter what I have changed in the BIOS I can't
>> get it to recognize a IDE drive.
>>
>> Any help.
>>
>> Thanx
>> JAS
>
>
>Possible bad cable or cable connection, jumpering error, or BIOS setting I
>suspect.
>
>This all assumes the IDE drive is known to be good. Also be sure SCSI
>options are disabled in BIOS (under boot devices and drives).
>
>
>Stew
>
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Anonymous
April 7, 2005 7:28:04 PM

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

Are you sure this machine even supports booting from an IDE device. Many
SCSI machines do not.

Tom
"Johnathon Aaron Steel" <slush@slush.ca> wrote in message
news:viia515pairjd49m832j71vs8kvn7l6d8h@4ax.com...
>I have tried 5 different cables and 5 different drives. I am hoping
> that it is in the bios cept I will be damned if I can find it. I am
> going to try and update the bios and see if that helps.
>
> I will play with bios as well.
>
> Wish me luck.
>
> JAS
>
> On Wed, 6 Apr 2005 21:39:38 -0500, "S.Lewis"
> <stew1960@cover.bellsouth.net> wrote:
>
>>
>>"Johnathon Aaron Steel" <me@u.ca> wrote in message
>>news:ep2951tor2hkefvgh7kj4dbuu23s4lns4o@4ax.com...
>>> Ok I have a customer who has a dell precision 410 and it has a scsi
>>> h/d, cdrom. Now I have removed the SCSI stuff and added a IDE drive.
>>> Now comes the fun part. I boot up with 98 floppy, go to fdisk and says
>>> "no drives found" No matter what I have changed in the BIOS I can't
>>> get it to recognize a IDE drive.
>>>
>>> Any help.
>>>
>>> Thanx
>>> JAS
>>
>>
>>Possible bad cable or cable connection, jumpering error, or BIOS setting I
>>suspect.
>>
>>This all assumes the IDE drive is known to be good. Also be sure SCSI
>>options are disabled in BIOS (under boot devices and drives).
>>
>>
>>Stew
>>
>
Anonymous
April 7, 2005 8:34:00 PM

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

Well there is an interesting question I never considered.

Thanx

On Thu, 07 Apr 2005 15:28:04 GMT, "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net>
wrote:

>Are you sure this machine even supports booting from an IDE device. Many
>SCSI machines do not.
>
>Tom
>"Johnathon Aaron Steel" <slush@slush.ca> wrote in message
>news:viia515pairjd49m832j71vs8kvn7l6d8h@4ax.com...
>>I have tried 5 different cables and 5 different drives. I am hoping
>> that it is in the bios cept I will be damned if I can find it. I am
>> going to try and update the bios and see if that helps.
>>
>> I will play with bios as well.
>>
>> Wish me luck.
>>
>> JAS
>>
>> On Wed, 6 Apr 2005 21:39:38 -0500, "S.Lewis"
>> <stew1960@cover.bellsouth.net> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>"Johnathon Aaron Steel" <me@u.ca> wrote in message
>>>news:ep2951tor2hkefvgh7kj4dbuu23s4lns4o@4ax.com...
>>>> Ok I have a customer who has a dell precision 410 and it has a scsi
>>>> h/d, cdrom. Now I have removed the SCSI stuff and added a IDE drive.
>>>> Now comes the fun part. I boot up with 98 floppy, go to fdisk and says
>>>> "no drives found" No matter what I have changed in the BIOS I can't
>>>> get it to recognize a IDE drive.
>>>>
>>>> Any help.
>>>>
>>>> Thanx
>>>> JAS
>>>
>>>
>>>Possible bad cable or cable connection, jumpering error, or BIOS setting I
>>>suspect.
>>>
>>>This all assumes the IDE drive is known to be good. Also be sure SCSI
>>>options are disabled in BIOS (under boot devices and drives).
>>>
>>>
>>>Stew
>>>
>>
>
Anonymous
April 9, 2005 8:32:05 PM

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

Tom I do believe your right. Doesnt support IDE boot. Thanx for all
the help u all :) 

JAS

On Thu, 07 Apr 2005 15:28:04 GMT, "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net>
wrote:

>Are you sure this machine even supports booting from an IDE device. Many
>SCSI machines do not.
>
>Tom
>"Johnathon Aaron Steel" <slush@slush.ca> wrote in message
>news:viia515pairjd49m832j71vs8kvn7l6d8h@4ax.com...
>>I have tried 5 different cables and 5 different drives. I am hoping
>> that it is in the bios cept I will be damned if I can find it. I am
>> going to try and update the bios and see if that helps.
>>
>> I will play with bios as well.
>>
>> Wish me luck.
>>
>> JAS
>>
>> On Wed, 6 Apr 2005 21:39:38 -0500, "S.Lewis"
>> <stew1960@cover.bellsouth.net> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>"Johnathon Aaron Steel" <me@u.ca> wrote in message
>>>news:ep2951tor2hkefvgh7kj4dbuu23s4lns4o@4ax.com...
>>>> Ok I have a customer who has a dell precision 410 and it has a scsi
>>>> h/d, cdrom. Now I have removed the SCSI stuff and added a IDE drive.
>>>> Now comes the fun part. I boot up with 98 floppy, go to fdisk and says
>>>> "no drives found" No matter what I have changed in the BIOS I can't
>>>> get it to recognize a IDE drive.
>>>>
>>>> Any help.
>>>>
>>>> Thanx
>>>> JAS
>>>
>>>
>>>Possible bad cable or cable connection, jumpering error, or BIOS setting I
>>>suspect.
>>>
>>>This all assumes the IDE drive is known to be good. Also be sure SCSI
>>>options are disabled in BIOS (under boot devices and drives).
>>>
>>>
>>>Stew
>>>
>>
>
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