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Old 12-07-2003, 04:16 PM   #1
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Large HDD on an older laptop?

Just recently I got my 1.4GB Toshiba MK1401MAV HDD from an eBay-er, but my laptop isn't accepting it. My laptop is an Altima Traveler, which is a variation off of Twinhead's Subnote. It's a 486/SL-25 system. I'm upgrading from a 120MB drive. It can't autodetect the 1.4 gig, and when I put the cyl,head,sec and stuff in it manually, it still doesn't recognize it. Is there a way to get this lapper rolling with the newer hard drive?

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Old 12-08-2003, 02:00 PM   #2
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The problem likely lies with the BIOS. My old Acer had the same problem. I would check to see if a newer BIOS is available for the machine. Since it is an old 486 you may have to do some serious searching unless the manufacturer still has it on their site..


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