Installing New Hard Drive

March 13, 2006 at 10:29:44
Specs: Wind 98se, 128/500mhz

I have tried to install a new hard drive but I receive a blue screen with the following info on it:

Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK/F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

Technical information:
***STOP 0x00000073(OXFC8D3640), 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000


I installed the hard drive with the power cable and the IDE cable but do I need to install a cable from the sound card to the master/slave connection at the back of the hard drive. I presently have a pin in there to indicate whether it is a master or slave. This is the only reason I can think the hard drive does not work.


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#1
March 13, 2006 at 11:53:22

How are you physically connecting the drive? Primary or Secondary IDE? Master or Slave? You need to supply more information.

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#2
March 13, 2006 at 11:57:40

You may need to turn off boot sector virus protection in BIOS. Sound card does not hook to HDD.

What size is HDD?

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#3
March 13, 2006 at 13:07:14

"do I need to install a cable from the sound card to the master/slave connection at the back of the hard drive"

If you have to ask that question, you probably should leave this to a more qualitfied person. DO NOT connect anything from the sound card to your hard drive.


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#4
March 13, 2006 at 13:28:17

If you have connected the drive to a cable that already has another drive on it, make sure that one is plugged Master and the other one Slave.

Check the label on the drive for instructions on how to plug Master and Slave.

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#5
March 13, 2006 at 16:30:32

http://www.helpwithpcs.com/upgrading/install-hard-drive.htm


Follow the instructions at the above site.


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#6
March 14, 2006 at 04:21:04

I'm connecting the hard drive through the primary connection. It is the only drive in the PC.
The reason I asked about connecting from sound card to PC is that there is a wire in my old PC connected from my suond card to the hard drive (yes I am definite!). It sounds odd, but that is how I bought it secod hand and the PC works fine. The HDD is 10GB.


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#7
March 14, 2006 at 14:10:14

The connection on the ~old~ systems sound card is probably an IDE connector. Old CDROM's were usually connected to this. These were called PROPRIETARY drives (CDROM's). The (data) cable is the same as the cables connecting hard disks to old controller cards. (Wide, flat, 40 conductor cable with a (usually) red stripe along one side/edge.)

If this is a "newer" system and hard disk, the only cables going to the hard disk will be the four conductor power connector and the 40 or 80 conductor data cable from the motherboard. Any other visable pins on the back of the hard disk are for the drive position jumper and factory testing.

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Subject: Installing New Hard Drive
OS: Wind 98se

"Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK/F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

Technical information:
***STOP 0x00000073(OXFC8D3640), 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000"

You received the above error on a 98 system? >If I recall correctly<, I've only seen this on NTFS systems. (Win 2000 or XP.)

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#8
March 15, 2006 at 03:25:48

Thanks for the above.
Its a second hand system and as far as I'm aware it dosen't have any OS on there yet, my first step was going to be to format the C drive.
The error message comes up after the initial Dell screen. I tried to download a diagnostics disk from Dell website but this wasn't recognised.
Is there a change I need to make on BIOS?
I am really lost with this as I've found the master jumper setting for the hard drive
(Maxtor) but I'm still getting the same error message.
Really clueless what to try next.


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#9
March 15, 2006 at 04:45:30

That error is from an attempted/incomplete Win2K or XP install. The fact that the error is coming up is confirmation that the machine is seeing the hard disk.

I would boot with a 98SE bootdisk*, use fdisk to remove all partitions (DOS and NON-DOS) and create new, make active, reboot and format, then start the 98 install.

If you have trouble deleting any NON-DOS partitions, you can use delpart to remove them.

Post back if you have any problems.


*
The above bootdisk image file is a self extracting file and has to be executed (run) from a running Windows machine in order to create the actual startup diskette. (This image file produces the same bootdisk which 98SE creates.) This downloaded image file will format the floppy disk, write the files to the disk, then verify the file write, so it'll take a minute or three to create the bootdisk.

Ensure the floppy drive is set as the first boot device in the bios. http://www.d-a-l.com/articles/library/23.html

When you boot a machine with this boot floppy, it creates a RAMDRIVE in system memory to contain DOS system tools. Thus it will move your "normal" CDROM device/drive letter "up" one level. (If your CDROM is normally E:, it will be F: when booting with this bootdisk.) The path to the found CDROM will be set with the bootfiles however, so entering A:\>f:\setup is the same as entering A:\>setup at the A:\> prompt. There is no need to include the cdrom drive letter. The CDROM device letter will be assigned near the end of the floppy boot process, right after MSCDEX is loaded.


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#10
March 15, 2006 at 05:34:59

Thanks again.
I will try this when at home later and post back to let you know.
So basically create the bootdisk, ensure the BIOS is set to boot from A drive first then turn on with disk in and follow the prompts? Sorry if I sound stupid with this, I just want to ensure I get it right, cos its frustrating the hell out of me so far!

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#11
March 15, 2006 at 13:59:38

Yes.
Yes.
Yes.

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#12
March 16, 2006 at 01:49:52

Well I downloaded the bootdisk but still no joy.
It rejects the disk saying it is a non-system disk etc so nothing has changed. Is there anything I should be changing on the BIOS maybe?

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#13
March 16, 2006 at 03:11:46

You downloaded the boot disk program to make a boot disk.Did you just copy it to a floppy or did you use it to create a boot disk?

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#14
March 16, 2006 at 03:19:26

You need to double cleck on the win 98se boot program Dan Penny had you download.

It will ask you for a floppy disk.


When you put the floppy disk in then the program creates the boot disk.


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#15
March 16, 2006 at 03:28:25

Oh sugar.
That was a stupid mistake on my behalf. I didn't read the helpful info provided by Dan in full.
Thanks for pointing that out and I will go and try again tonight.
Sorry if I've wasted any time, and I'll let you know tomorrow if there is any change.

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#16
March 16, 2006 at 03:39:44

Good Luck!! Normally if you get a reply from Dan Penny you can depend on it.

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#17
March 17, 2006 at 02:27:56

Thankyou Dan for the excellent and thorough help on this. The disk worked a treat. And thanks Street1 for the support!

I installed 98se no probs, I just got to fins a cheapish version of 2000 to get my soundcard working!

Keep up the great help you offering here.


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#18
March 17, 2006 at 02:32:19

Actually, one further question.
How do I transfer the data from my old hard drive to my new one? Programs etc. I don't want to set up a network to do it, so is there a lead that does it for me?

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#19
March 17, 2006 at 11:02:41

You're welcome.

Try using the hard disk manufacturers disk utilities to transfer the data. Use the tools from the ~new~ hard disk manufacturer. These are basically cloning tools so the original data on the original hard disk won't be affected if things go wrong. (They shouldn't, but you never know until it's done....)

Post back if you need help with the procedure or if you have any problems.


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#20
March 19, 2006 at 16:57:26

Just to add to what Rkane said, there is DEFINATELY a socket that one of those strange CD-ROM-to-sound card 3-pin cables fits into on some aincient hard drives (like my Windows 3.1 computer's drive that had ~ 30MB total drive capacity).

Just figured I'd add that. I almost ran a wire from it to other stuff to see if it would do anything, but I didn't.


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