If posted to wrong newsgroup, please forgive me as I'm getting desperate...
My harddisk is dying, and I can't afford to by another computer....
Specs for the original drive is as follows:
Manuf./Model: PrairieTek 40MB - PT240A
Serial Number: 2019723BNLUW301000D
Firmware Rev.: 2174005K
Drive Reports- Heads: 4 Cylinders: 615 Sects/Trk: 34
BIOS Reports - Heads: 4 Cylinders: 614 Sects/Trk: 34
HDPT Data - Heads: 4 Cylinders: 615 Sects/Trk: 34
Formatted Capacity: 42.82MB Transfer Rate: 5 MBITS/SEC
Data Encoding: NON-MFM Drive Media: FIXED
Inter-Sector Bytes: 0 Sectoring: HARD SECTORED
Sync Field Bytes: 0 Buffer Size: 2 SECTORS
Defect Reallocation: YES Double-Word I/O: NO
Controller Type: SINGLE-PORT SINGLE-SECTOR BUFFER
Bytes/Logical Trk: 22032 (Unformatted)
Bytes/Sector: 648 (Unformatted)
(Norton System information says it's a Type 26 in the cmos, but gridscan.exe
(came with the computer, special setup software) says it is type 11).
It is a 2.5 inch drive, but with a 3.5 inch data-connector (adapters are no
problem so this is close to irrelevant)
If you have such a drive, or know of anyone who has, or know of a company who
sells such drives
if you have a larger drive that can replace the above, or know of anyone.... or
PLEASE let me know.
I have tried to use a 3.5 inch drive, but had to use special software
(Anydrive.exe) to modify the bootstrap to "fool" the computer into "seeing" the
drive, this is a solution I'm not afraid of using again (I think I'll have to
with a larger drive).