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i got this old ass presario 1010, and i picked up a new HD for it this weekend, a 10 gb one. well, i knew i wouldnt get the full drive size, but fdisk didnt even see the drive. i tried some other utils, to no avail. either the drive is fucked or the bios is not reading it at all. what do u guys think?

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try and partition it, ( that is if you get to see the disk) and maybe then, some megs will appear, if not then follow somebody else's suggestion ;)

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w1nt3rmut3: You mentioned that fdisk doesn't see the drive but does the BIOS report there being a drive?

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the bios is shit, as in it has very limited options. i doesnt have the abiltiy to see wahts on the chain. and no, fdisk dont see it. im thinkin about goin to a local computer store, gettin one of those lappy hard drive coverters, and seein whats up. but wait, the my desktop is broken, fuck! well, looks like a PSU will have to be added.

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i run an amd 1.7ghz or more i think, 256 megs of ddr, two hds, two burners, a live drive, a shitload of pci cards. im thinkin 350 watts aint enough, or my psu got fried (its 350 watt one). what should i upgrade to?

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at least 450, 500 Watts, if your budget isn't limited........

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i got this old ass presario 1010, and i picked up a new HD for it this weekend, a 10 gb one. well, i knew i wouldnt get the full drive size, but fdisk didnt even see the drive. i tried some other utils, to no avail. either the drive is fucked or the bios is not reading it at all. what do u guys think?

This might be a longshot, but are there any jumpers on the drive? If so, they may need to be reconfigured as the master drive :WHAT:

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  i run an amd 1.7ghz or more i think, 256 megs of ddr, two hds, two burners, a live drive, a shitload of pci cards. im thinkin 350 watts aint enough, or my psu got fried (its 350 watt one). what should i upgrade to?

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You didnt quite get the syntex right there, try:

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  die(qq[i ($$) Can't fork $!22]) if (!defined($pid));

  if (!$pid) {

print "child process\n";

     exit;

  }

  else {

print "parent process\n";

     waitpid( $pid, 0 );

  }

}

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  i run an amd 1.7ghz or more i think, 256 megs of ddr, two hds, two burners, a live drive, a shitload of pci cards. im thinkin 350 watts aint enough, or my psu got fried (its 350 watt one). what should i upgrade to?

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For comparison :

AMD AthlonXP 1900+ (1.6GHz)

512MB PC2100 (2 DIMMS)

2x 40GB IBM 60GXP hdd's

1x 60GB IGM 60GXP hdd

Pioneer 116 (16x DVD)

TDK 5200B (52x24x48)

GeForce 3 (64MB GF3 Pure)

floppy

Audigy (no box thingy)

LinkSys LNE100TX (10/100 nic)

Creative Labs DXR2 (Hardware mpeg2 decoder)

7x 80mm HO fans

1 Delta Black

+the gpu, chipset, and 2 psu fans.

I fried a 350W Enermax PSU with this rig.

I tossed an Antec 450W PSU in there and it's been running stable as a rock for like 2 years now.

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I once stuck a 10G HD in an old CTX with bios support for 6G max. Get the adapter to connect it to a desktop that will see the whole drive. And then partition it into bios size chunks. I created a 5G parition on mine, stuck Windows on it, and then installed Mandrake (which created the necessary partitions using the rest of the drive). I never checked to see if Windows would see the second partition.

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I have sort of the same problem with my old desktop i put in a 2 gb hard drive and it only said i had 837mb in fdisk. Plus after i partition it then go to format it it stops at about 39% and says format failed. ;)

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If there is a jumper setting you can put on the hd then check to see what it needs set. A lot of older computers wont see over I think 2 gig without the proper jumper setting. I had to apply the same to my server.

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