hard drive question..

By Dragon
Aug 10, 2002
  1. i recently got a new hard drive..a QUANTIUM FIREBALLP AS 40.0
    when i boot up, when it's detecting the IDE devices, it detects that normally, when i restart...it detects these weird symbols....which are pretty long too, is there something wrong wtih this??
    plz help, greatly appreciated :confused:
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Weird symbols usually means the jumper settings you have set for it are wrong.

    Ensure that the hard drive's jumper settings are correct. Two masters on a single IDE channel can create this problem, for example. Your drives should be master AND slave, or cable select. If you have a single drive on a single cable, it should be set to master.

    Other things that cause a jumble of symbols to appear may include faulty disk, bad IDE cable or a bad IDE controller, which I hope none of this is the case.
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