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fuck yo' hard drive, bitch!

so i bought that 120G hd like... i dunno... four months ago. i mounted it a few weeks ago and today i was finally going to format it and install my new controller card.

like an idiot, i tried to use the card before i installed it. and, momentarilly, i put the capacity limiting jumpers on.

eventrually, i got everything sorted out and hooked up in the right order, but the shit is busted when i try to boot. so i unhooked on drive (leaving me with my boot drive, my new drive and a cd-rom) and tried again.


so then i tried it with just the boot drive and the cd-rom hoping that i could at least install the drivers for the card.

no way. it hangs during the boot every fucking time.

so i just unplugged all that shit and went back to my two hard drives. everything is fine now, but i've got a hundred dollars worth of storage space going to waste in my sad, little machine.

why couldn't those douchebags just give me a floppy disk? they didn't even give me mounting brackets for the new drive. they sell those in an entirely different kit now. jerks!

anyway, if anyone would like to give this installation another go with me sometime, i would be completely in your debt. i don't know what it is about me and hard drives that just doesn't mix. you'd think that since i only ever mess with this one kind of device i'd have the hang of it by now, but i don't.



Apr. 7th, 2004 03:18 pm (UTC)
Yeah that can be a real pain in the ass. Which version of windows are you using? When the drive is connected via the controller card does the drive show up in the bios? You may have to enter the bios and enter the drive parameters manually. Many times windows will only see about 80GB initially (I believe it's 80GB)...but if you go into control panel/administrative tools/computer management/disk management/ and format the drive that way windows should recognize the full 120GB. I've had occasions where I installed everything properly and windows refused to see the full drive capacity..then magically after a few minutes the total size was visible.

I hope this helps at least a little..I know this can be frustrating.

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