I am trying to install a 2nd hard-drive on an older system. Its a 10G Ultra ATA (Quantum BigFoot TS). I first removed the original IDE hard-drive and set the BIOS to ATA instead of DMA, connected the hard-drive and tried booting.
I received a 'controller error' message. I have tried setting the jumpers on the ATA drive to master, slave, and cable select and still no joy. I even changed the BIOS around and booted several times....'controller failure'.
I have a diagnoses disk but with the controller failure it boots and says no dos.
I have also tried to boot with a start-up disk, but it says it doesn't detect a hard drive.
Does the ATA disk need to be flashed with firmware or do you believe that it is shot.