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60 Gig hard drive in a AMD K6 2 / 350

I am trying to change my 6 gig drive to a 60 gig in a AMD k6 2 /350. I
can not get the CMOS to automatically recognize it. I have tried to
manually set the parameters and it does not work.

Is it possible to use such a big hard drive with this old computer? If
so, please help.

Thanks,
Jamie
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jamieledwell
11/2/2004 4:59:02 AM
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That motherboard bios is way to old for a 60GB.

"Jamie" <jamieledwell@yahoo.com> wrote in message 
news:cfb653a.0411012059.10479c31@posting.google.com...
>I am trying to change my 6 gig drive to a 60 gig in a AMD k6 2 /350. I
> can not get the CMOS to automatically recognize it. I have tried to
> manually set the parameters and it does not work.
>
> Is it possible to use such a big hard drive with this old computer? If
> so, please help.
>
> Thanks,
> Jamie
> 



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Tod
11/2/2004 9:52:58 AM
Check the drive maker's web site, they usually have a special driver you
can use in such cases.  But be sure to put the install program somewhere
safe because if you need to remove the driver, you might need the same
exact program.

I think they're called boot sector drivers, I've had occasion to use a few.
No problems, except when time came to remove it, got to have the same
program used to install it.

Your mainboard maker might have such a program also.


"Jamie" <jamieledwell@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:cfb653a.0411012059.10479c31@posting.google.com...
> I am trying to change my 6 gig drive to a 60 gig in a AMD k6 2 /350. I
> can not get the CMOS to automatically recognize it. I have tried to
> manually set the parameters and it does not work.
>
> Is it possible to use such a big hard drive with this old computer? If
> so, please help.
>
> Thanks,
> Jamie


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Dale
11/2/2004 10:39:03 AM
I would recommend to not use those "boot sector drivers", they do work,
but can get really messed up by viruses.
Get an add-on PCI IDE controller, should be some cheap one on www.ebay.com


"Dale Benjamin" <daleb@k-online.com> wrote in message 
news:10oeoudaq68a71@corp.supernews.com...
> Check the drive maker's web site, they usually have a special driver you
> can use in such cases.  But be sure to put the install program somewhere
> safe because if you need to remove the driver, you might need the same
> exact program.
>
> I think they're called boot sector drivers, I've had occasion to use a 
> few.
> No problems, except when time came to remove it, got to have the same
> program used to install it.
>
> Your mainboard maker might have such a program also.
>
>
> "Jamie" <jamieledwell@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:cfb653a.0411012059.10479c31@posting.google.com...
>> I am trying to change my 6 gig drive to a 60 gig in a AMD k6 2 /350. I
>> can not get the CMOS to automatically recognize it. I have tried to
>> manually set the parameters and it does not work.
>>
>> Is it possible to use such a big hard drive with this old computer? If
>> so, please help.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Jamie
>
>
> 



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Tod
11/2/2004 11:45:15 PM
Jamie wrote:
> 
> I am trying to change my 6 gig drive to a 60 gig in a AMD k6 2 /350. I
> can not get the CMOS to automatically recognize it. I have tried to
> manually set the parameters and it does not work.
> 
> Is it possible to use such a big hard drive with this old computer? If
> so, please help.
> 
> Thanks,
> Jamie


Hello, Jamie:

You need to upgrade your mainboard's BIOS, if possible. If you do,
follow the "flashing" directions very carefully, or you could render
the board inoperable; in such an event, the BIOS chip, itself, would
require replacement.

It's better to just pop in an IDE controller card, though, if you have
a free PCI slot. In addition to featuring their own BIOSes, these
devices support faster ATA versions and are quite inexpensive, nowadays.

My home-built PIII PC's Tyan S1830S "Tsunami" AT board is somewhat
ancient, so it contains a generic, "Ultra ATA/133" PCI card (which has 
a "Silicon Image" chipset and optional RAID functions). I installed it
(non-RAID), along with a pair of Samsung SP1614N (160GB) hard disks,
about six months ago. (OS is Windows Millennium, incidentally.)

Good luck!


Cordially,
           John Turco <jtur@concentric.net>
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John
11/3/2004 12:06:19 AM
Dale Benjamin wrote:
> 
> Check the drive maker's web site, they usually have a special driver you
> can use in such cases.  But be sure to put the install program somewhere
> safe because if you need to remove the driver, you might need the same
> exact program.
> 
> I think they're called boot sector drivers, I've had occasion to use a few.
> No problems, except when time came to remove it, got to have the same
> program used to install it.
> 
> Your mainboard maker might have such a program also.


Hello, Dale:

These "BIOS overlay" programs (described, above) should be avoided, if
other alternatives exist (e.g., upgrade of the mainboard's BIOS).
Beyond the things you, yourself, mentioned, they're potentially flaky.

Personally, I think an IDE controller card is the best solution.


Cordially,
           John Turco <jtur@concentric.net>

 
> "Jamie" <jamieledwell@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:cfb653a.0411012059.10479c31@posting.google.com...
> > I am trying to change my 6 gig drive to a 60 gig in a AMD k6 2 /350. I
> > can not get the CMOS to automatically recognize it. I have tried to
> > manually set the parameters and it does not work.
> >
> > Is it possible to use such a big hard drive with this old computer? If
> > so, please help.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Jamie
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John
11/3/2004 12:06:21 AM
You mean "drive overlays". MBR viruses are a thing of the past, even Win 98/ME
prevented them from installing.

"Tod" <no_spam_me@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:5_Uhd.561542$8_6.300800@attbi_s04...
> I would recommend to not use those "boot sector drivers", they do work,
> but can get really messed up by viruses.
> Get an add-on PCI IDE controller, should be some cheap one on www.ebay.com
>

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Eric
11/3/2004 12:31:54 AM
Either alternative you propose would do the job, probably better than my
first thought.  I like the add on IDE controller card idea best.


"John Turco" <jtur@concentric.net> wrote in message
news:41886782.32707096@concentric.net...
> Dale Benjamin wrote:
> >
> > Check the drive maker's web site, they usually have a special driver
you
> > can use in such cases.  But be sure to put the install program
somewhere
> > safe because if you need to remove the driver, you might need the same
> > exact program.
> >
> > I think they're called boot sector drivers, I've had occasion to use a
few.
> > No problems, except when time came to remove it, got to have the same
> > program used to install it.
> >
> > Your mainboard maker might have such a program also.
>
>
> Hello, Dale:
>
> These "BIOS overlay" programs (described, above) should be avoided, if
> other alternatives exist (e.g., upgrade of the mainboard's BIOS).
> Beyond the things you, yourself, mentioned, they're potentially flaky.
>
> Personally, I think an IDE controller card is the best solution.
>
>
> Cordially,
>            John Turco <jtur@concentric.net>
>
>
> > "Jamie" <jamieledwell@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> > news:cfb653a.0411012059.10479c31@posting.google.com...
> > > I am trying to change my 6 gig drive to a 60 gig in a AMD k6 2 /350.
I
> > > can not get the CMOS to automatically recognize it. I have tried to
> > > manually set the parameters and it does not work.
> > >
> > > Is it possible to use such a big hard drive with this old computer?
If
> > > so, please help.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Jamie


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Dale
11/3/2004 10:09:22 AM
Jamie wrote:

>I am trying to change my 6 gig drive to a 60 gig in a AMD k6 2 /350. I
>can not get the CMOS to automatically recognize it. I have tried to
>manually set the parameters and it does not work.
>
>Is it possible to use such a big hard drive with this old computer? If
>so, please help.
>  
>
It might help if you mentioned the make and model of the
motherboard. I would recommend a BIOS upgrade, if there
is one available for your motherboard that will support a
60GBdrive. I installed a 80GB drive on a K6 233 machine
with an epox ep-mvp3c2 motherboard, all I had to do was
upgrade the BIOS, and it got recognized automatically.

Per D. S�rensen
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ISO
11/4/2004 4:18:06 PM
Thanks everyone for your advice. I found a good deal on a new mother
board and cpu on eBay. So, I decided to go ahead and upgrade it too.
Thanks again for all your tips. I didn't know about PCI IDE
controlers, maybe that will help me in the future. Thanks.


Per Daniel S�rensen <psoren@_RM_eudoramail.com> wrote in message news:<%Fsid.5267$rh1.153574@news2.e.nsc.no>...
> Jamie wrote:
> 
> >I am trying to change my 6 gig drive to a 60 gig in a AMD k6 2 /350. I
> >can not get the CMOS to automatically recognize it. I have tried to
> >manually set the parameters and it does not work.
> >
> >Is it possible to use such a big hard drive with this old computer? If
> >so, please help.
> >  
> >
> It might help if you mentioned the make and model of the
> motherboard. I would recommend a BIOS upgrade, if there
> is one available for your motherboard that will support a
> 60GBdrive. I installed a 80GB drive on a K6 233 machine
> with an epox ep-mvp3c2 motherboard, all I had to do was
> upgrade the BIOS, and it got recognized automatically.
> 
> Per D. S�rensen
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jamieledwell
11/5/2004 6:39:58 AM
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