Hi, I've got a Toshiba HDD2718 B ZE01 T Model MK2104MAV Hard Drive. I also have an interface connector to connect this HD into an IDE cable into my Desktop PC to enable me to load Win 95 / Win 98 OS onto the laptop HD. This connector joins 2.5 HD 44 pin to PC 40 pin IDE. My problem is that I cannot get the PC to recognize the 2.5 HD. Could someone please walk me through the process as everything I've tried has failed to initiate. I have used Win98 startup disc to load necessary info for FDISK and Format but all I get is message saying no disc present. I cannot be sure that the HD is powering on as I don't hear any noise indicating disc rotation. I am wondering if the interface connector is faulty as the HD when installed in a Compaq Contura 410 laptop works as far as flashing the screen with Windows 95 is starting then it shows C:/> and will not proceed any further hence my need to install the OS from CD on the desktop PC as the laptop does'nt have a CD drive. How can I test the connector via DVM? or any other method?. Neil.
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Make sure that it is recognized in your desktop's BIOS.
Make sure that it is on secondary IDE channel, as it is probably set as master. Also, make sure that the secondary IDE channel isn't disabled in BIOS.
Is the power cable connected to it?
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