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I just added a 60 Gigs (Western Digital) HDD on my system. It is not detected even during boot up. System Specs:

Win98 SE
6.5 Gigs HDD
192 Megs of RAM
100 MHz front bus speed
UltraDMA enabled
Socket-7 board
UltraDMA/66 mode (new HDD is at UltraDMA/100 mode)
Auto detect for Primary Master/Slave.
New HDD on Master
Old HDD on Slave

My system only detects the old drive and then detects the CDROOM drive next. Is it me or the system? Let me know if more info is needed. Thank you in advance for all your help.
 
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It just may be the motherboard won't recognize a drive this large.

See if you can find out what motherboard you have.
 

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I was just hoping I did not have to do that. I bought the system on August 1998. I am at work and I don't have the specs with me (I need to find them first!).
 

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A 1998 BIOS will most likely not recognize a drive larger than 32gigs, I've been there with a couple of old systems. :) The solution will be to download a BIOS upgrade if it's available. If there isn't a BIOS upgrade for your MB, I'd suggest a MB upgrade. Of course, you could use the partitioning software that comes with most large hard disks, but I generally avoid that like the plague. :)
 

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Sorry for the delay.

Sorry for the delay. I appreciate very much your patience.

I think I found the info. The MB is a M598LMR Super Socket 7. I found a place with good computers (laboratorycomputers.com). I think it is better if I just tighten my belt and buy a new system rather than dropping a new MB.

If this is not the correct specs for the MB, please let me know.

Question: Is an Ultra DMA 66 Hard Drive compatible in a new Ultra DMA 100 machine? On that, I am just illiterate. Thanks for all your support.
 

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Yes, any older drive will run fine on the newer motherboard, obviously it won't take advantage of the newer facilities, but it'll work fine.
 
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