First post, by obcbeatle
Hello ... I'm trying to get an old Zenith motherboard to recognize an old IDE Conner CFS270A 270mb HDD. The BIOS will not recognize the Conner HDD on either of the two IDE motherboard controllers (IDE0 or IDE1). The BIOS at POST says "Failure Fixed Disk 0". Within the BIOS ... the IDE Adapter 0 Master field was set to “Autotype Fixed Disk” ... and wasn't detecting the Conner HDD ... i.e. it was failing at POST with “Autotyping adapter 0 Master - Autotype Failed” ... so I input the HDD specs in manually ... and after that the IDE Adapter 0 Master field within the BIOS detected the drive as "C: 270mb" ... which is correct. But when I save and reboot ... I still get "Failure Fixed Disk 0". And I get two beeps ... and POST says “Press F1 to resume, F2 to Setup”.
The HDD is jumpered as Master/Single and works on another PC's IDE controller (boots into DOS) ... so I know the HDD works. I tried two different IDE cables that I know work ... with the pin connectors in the proper orientation. And I tried a different HDD on both IDE controllers with the same result ... "Failure Fixed Disk 0". What am I missing here? The BIOS seems to be having issues auto detecting and taking manual parameters for HDD’s? Or both IDE controllers are bad (that woud be odd)? Any help/suggestions appreciated. Thank you.