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Old 04-06-2006, 09:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Wierd cursor problem.

Today I installed my friends old 20 gb Western Digital Hard drive. I set all the jumpers and all the other stuff to what it is supposed to be I.E. The new hard drive is a slave and the old one is set to master. When I try to partition the drive with Partition Magic, the drive doesn't show up as a drive. But I can format it through Windows. Also Whenever I try to put files onto the Hard drive, my cursor seems to freeze in one place, although I can move and click stuff. I can't see the cursor unless I turn the tail on and even then the original cursor is stuck in the middle of the screen. Any advice on what to do would be helpful. I really want to use this hard drive for storage, since I can't afford anything else. Thank you in advanced.

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Old 04-07-2006, 12:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Install the 20gb drive on the secondary IDE channel, see if the drive is still doing weird things then. If it is, its probably safe to say the drive is failing. Does the drive show up in BIOS?
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