Replacing failed hard drive.

Packard bell club66 desktop will not auto detect a replacement Maxtor 40 Gb hard disk drive.
The faulty original was 5 Gb.
How do i manually cofigure the system to use the new drive?

  Indigo 1 14:22 27 Apr 05

The drive may need to be formatted before you can use it.

Try setting it up as a 'slave' and see if it works.

Have you checked system Bios to see if it is there?
As you may have to inable it to work

  jimv7 14:27 27 Apr 05

You also might have to put the drive jumper on to restrict the drive to 32mb.

  Brian-336451 15:29 27 Apr 05

You don't say which operating system you're using and whether the disk is formatted or not.

Maxtor drives can use a utility called MaxBlast (I think) which is downloadable onto a floppy disk which sets up one of their drives.

Try it, it's very good.

Maxtor website also gives the physical drive settings for all its hard disks which you can write down then enter manually in the BIOS if needs be.

I'd try the MaxBlast first personally

  wobblymike 16:13 27 Apr 05

Basic check first - go into BIOS on the (usually) first screen and ensure that the BIOS is set to Auto detect for your Primary Master device - it may be set to user which would be the cause of your problem - if that is not the problem then I would go with jimv7 suggestion above and try that

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