> > I'm running a 486 MSdos 5.0 win 3.1;
> > Tried to add a second hard drive (120 MB) (same date of manufact. as
> > first but diff. brand) - Setup and Fdisk recognize it but not format NOR
> > DOS or Windows recognizes that there is a D: drive...what am I not
> > doing?
> > Master/slave jumpers are correct (I have docs) and I can configure the
> > 2nd HD as a master and format it correctly and use it, it just won't run
> > with 2 drives, only recognizes one drive - makes me think it's software?
> > Help!
> Are both HDs known to be in working order? Are you sure the 2nd one has been
> partitioned and formatted? Also, are you sure the BIOS has the correct
> parameters for both? Are you sure the red wire is on pin 1 for both HDs?
Just checking the obvious first :)
Ok folks, it's fixed....sheesh, what a P.I.T.A.
Something about the Gateway/Anigma motherboard does not like that HDD. I
had another MBoard (a Cyrix) I was planning to swap in, so I did...and
guess what, as soon as the critter came up it recognized both drives
Funny, ain't it? I didn't change anything either. Go figure.
Anyway, now I'm off to the store to buy a serial mouse (to replace the
PS/2 I can't use with the Cyrix Mb....)
Thanks for all help!!
Rez - drive swapping didn't work either, and it has on other machines
I've upgraded. Like above, I suspect it's a quirky BIOS.
*Muskie Country JOT*