View Full Version : ASUS P5A MB can't see WD 45G hard drive?

10-21-2000, 02:24 AM
I got a new hard drive for my ASUS P5A motherboard. I tried using the alternate jumper settings but I always have to turn off the computer and turn it back on to reboot. When I try to install Windows 98 2nd edition I get errors that I have bad or missing files, etc. Or sometimes it reboots.

I think it is a BIOS problem and can not recognize the 45G harddrive. I upgraded the bios to Revision 1007 from ASUS using the AFLASH utility but it still won't recognize the hard drive correctly.

Paleo Pete
10-21-2000, 12:04 PM
Might be a drive size limitation. I was looking at a site last night that made a reference to problems with drives over 40GB. You might have to return the drive for something a bit smaller than 40GB.

Hard Drive Installation (http://www.tech-review.com/review.pl?id=75&page=1) This article gives BIOS dates to look for, and a reference to drive size problems.

BIOS Hard disk IDE Limitations (http://web.inter.nl.net/hcc/J.Steunebrink/bioslim.htm) Mostly deals with older drives up to 8GB, but has a good description of how it happens.

The bad or missing files error messages could be related, not sure. Need to see the exact error message.

If you had everything...Where would you put it?

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