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    Default Hard drive help! Please!

    I have a Maxtor HDD that used to have windows on it but I formatted it completely using Vista Disk Management. iPC won't see ANY of my hard drives! iDeneb won't see them either. Please tell me how to fix it. The drive used to have windows but was fully formatted. It is an IDE drive using NTFS (I tried making a 32GB FAT32 partition but it STILL didn't work).

    My specs:

    Manufacturer:
    Acer

    Processor:
    AMD Athlon(tm) X2 Dual Core Processor BE-2300 (2 CPUs), ~1.9GHz

    Memory:
    3GB

    Hard Drive:
    Hard drive 1: SATA formatted to NTFS Windows Vista
    Hard Drive 2 (the one I wanna use): Maxtor 6L120P0 IDE NTFS because it used to have Windows XP on it but I formatted it when I put it on my new PC which came with a hard drive.

    Video Card:
    Nvidia Geforce 8600GTS

    Operating System:
    Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.080917-1612)
    Last edited by Cartermcpyro; 04-20-2009 at 01:48 AM.



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    What mobo do you have? Could be your SATA controller drivers. Or IDE in your case.

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    I don't know exactly what mobo I have but I found my model on the internet (I found one that's almost the same stock model so it should be the same motherboard).

    Acer Aspire M1100-B1300A Refurbished AMD Desktop PC - AMD Athlon X2 BE-2300 , 1GB DDR2, 250 SATA II, DVDRW, ATI Radeon X1200 Graphics, Flash Reader, Gigabit LAN, Vista Home Premium RB-AM1100-B1300A at TigerDirect.com

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    Try this .. in Vista go to Contol Panel -> Administrative Tool -> Computer Management -> Disk Management

    Delete the IDE partition and create partition .. Do not assign a drive letter or mount or format it ( just a raw partition ) .. Run OSX installer and Disk Utility ...

    You should see your hard disk on the left pane ( something like disk0s1 for example ). Click on that and click on erase and create a Mac OD extended journaled or you can re-partition it for OSX

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    Quote Originally Posted by skateni View Post
    Try this .. in Vista go to Contol Panel -> Administrative Tool -> Computer Management -> Disk Management

    Delete the IDE partition and create partition .. Do not assign a drive letter or mount or format it ( just a raw partition ) .. Run OSX installer and Disk Utility ...

    You should see your hard disk on the left pane ( something like disk0s1 for example ). Click on that and click on erase and create a Mac OD extended journaled or you can re-partition it for OSX
    Ok I'll try that and let you know later.


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    It didn't work.

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    If you can still boot into Windows, download one of these programs and run them. They will identify what chipset models your mobo is using.

    WinAudit v2.27 - Free Computer Audit Software
    http://www.sisoftware.co.uk/dload/sw...hp?langx=en&a=
    Lavalys - Comprehensive IT Security and Management

    The first is free, the other two are trial software. Choose one, run it and post the results here. All information on your motherboards is what we're looking for.

    If you boot into Linux, you can post the results of lspci -vv

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    Motherboard in general


    North Bridge


    North Bridge AMD Hammer DDR2 IMC


    South Bridge

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    OK. Looks like your SouthBridge chipset is an ATI SB600. The stock iPC install ISO does not support that chipset. You need at least PPF3. Please read this page for more info on that: http://pcwizcomputer.com/ipcosx86/?paged=3
    Read the whole page before you begin, but start at the bottom and read up.

    Here's how I suggest you go about it. Find out which version of the iPC iso you have, i.e. get the MD5 and compare it. Back the original ISO up in case things go wrong. Then apply the PPFs in order, PPF1, PPF2, then PPF3. Make sure you check the MD5 after each one and compare it to the correct value. You'll need PPF-o-Matic for windows which you can find here: PPFoMatic Ver. 3.0 Download File on FileFront

    Read carefully before you begin and post here if you have any questions.
    Last edited by bryscomat; 04-21-2009 at 01:45 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryscomat View Post
    OK. Looks like your SouthBridge chipset is an ATI SB600. The stock iPC install ISO does not support that chipset. You need at least PPF3. Please read this page for more info on that: http://pcwizcomputer.com/ipcosx86/?paged=3
    Read the whole page before you begin, but start at the bottom and read up.

    Here's how I suggest you go about it. Find out which version of the iPC iso you have, i.e. get the MD5 and compare it. Back the original ISO up in case things go wrong. Then apply the PPFs in order, PPF1, PPF2, then PPF3. Make sure you check the MD5 after each one and compare it to the correct value. You'll need PPF-o-Matic for windows which you can find here: PPFoMatic Ver. 3.0 Download File on FileFront

    Read carefully before you begin and post here if you have any questions.
    The iPC I downloaded was prepatched to PPF5.

    http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4681...sal_PPF5_Final

    The MD5 is 9ceb2e8daaa182a1071a337ad9b81e3f
    Last edited by Cartermcpyro; 04-21-2009 at 02:53 AM.


 

 
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