Originally posted by Rick:
May I suggest before you return the drive.
Boot from a floppy and remove the original partition.
Taking it back to factory condition. (Clean and Clear)
When you are finished.
Reboot and set the bios to the spec’s printed on the drive label .
In some cases it will be shown using the CHS settings
You should be able to change the CHS to LBA after you enter the first set of correct parameters
Then Fdisk and format the drive. Using the correct utility from the file system you want to use.
This should force the drive into its manufactured spec’s
You should also be able to use autodetect after this and it will/should use the default setting