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Old 01-19-2005, 12:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy ASRock Bios wont recognize maxtor ultra ata 133 160GB hdd

I have a ASRock K7S41GX mobo with and a new maxtor 160gb hdd ultra ata 133, but my bios is not recognizing the hd, i was told the mobo supports ata 133. Is there a difference between ata133 and ultra version? Can i get the bios and win to recognize the hd without buying a ultra ata 133 pci card? i have win98 on another hd, which i tried to use as the boot hd and the maxtor as slave but no bios or win recognition, and i cant partition the 160gb as its not recognized rather as master or slave. how can i get it recognized and partition it if i have to. i was goin to put win xp on the new hd, but dont want to dump my other drive w/ win 98 if i dont have to...



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Old 01-19-2005, 12:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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well first you need to check to see that you have the jumper on the back of the drive seated correctly, then you'll have to either use xp or a 98 boot up disk to get to dos (or in xp use the setup) to format the drive, then it should come up during the post.

Also, I know maxtor's come with cd-roms.. you may need to install something from the disc before moving on.

good luck =)

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ok, so i boot up with win 98 boot disk, and type 'format c:" (assuming maxtor hd is set to master.)? Right.
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