What is hard drive

Question

I recently purchased a Western Digital 100GB hard drive (model no. WD1000BB). I have a

P2-350. The bios would not recognise the hard drive. Every time it tried to detect size (either in bios proper or automatically on boot), the system seized. Eventually, after much stuffing around at the Western Digital site, I found an obscure page that listed

ALTERNATE JUMPER SETTINGS

which are not shown on the hard drive. This instantly solved the problem. I hope this address helps many others out there directly, and may give others hints about what might be wrong with THEIR hard drives.

http://support.wdc.com/techinfo/general/jumpers.asp

Just scroll down a bit and you will see the information i have mentioned. These jumper settings are applicable to all Western Digital products (they all have the same 6, 10 or occasionally 9 pin jumper blocks).

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This question was answered on September 10, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

This will deffinately give other people the opertunity to fix there problem with Western digital HD.

Thanks for the Website.

Albert Thompson

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on September 10, 2003