Reduce the number of steps.
- Put the drives in place, but don't screw them down.
- Consider the user that had LONG SCREWS that destroyed a board on a drive. Be careful about that.
- Consider the user that PINCHED the IDE cable inbetween the case and some drive. They lost the drive and motherboard. BE CAREFUL.
- Try just one screw at a time. Step towards success. Look carefully at each step what it does.
I am adding one Maxtor 80 Gig ATA drive to my Gateway G6-350. It has been formatted, partitioned and assigned a drive letter (D:/). It is the "slave" to an IBM 10 Gig hdu. Also, in this box is a floppy and CD-ROM drive.
Everything works fine when I have the box open with ALL drives just hanging out. Once I place them within the chassis and tighten them down, however, NONE of the drives are recognized upon boot-up. I have replaced the cables, but the symtoms remain. Everything works outside of the chassis, but nothing works within the chassis.
I am running on WIN98SE with 256 MEG of RAM on a 300 Mhz PentiumII CPU. Bios Version is: 4R4CB0XA.15A.0014.P04.
Any suggestions would be appreciated, thank you.