Old systems

By noapology
Dec 23, 2006
  1. On one system, I partitioned and formatted a new WD 80Gig ata 100 HD, & installed w2k prof. No problem- took the drive and tried to install it on another system. bios won't read the drive. These systems are 8 years old, but working ok. I re-formatted, hd back to zeros. Still cant get bios to recognize the drive.
    Anybody help me?

    This is for a friend who bought an old, crappy system. Sorry I ever told him I'd try to help. I finally found some sdram for it, the drive was 6 gigs, so I got the drive. Maybe I'll try ezbios? Serves me right. Never again. Thanks so much for your help.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You probably need a smaller hard drive like 10GB...
  3. noapology

    noapology TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah, you're probably right. I have an old Maxtor 8 gig which should do the trick. This guy went on some porn sites and got his orig drive so infected with malware, I thought it would be easier just to set up new drive. Guess I aimed too high. Thanks for your help.
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