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i am working on a dell dimension l667r with win98.  I added a 200g
maxtor hd(only shows as 40) and since i have been unable to print
using lpt1 and the sound card will not work.  I have updated drivers
but still nothing. anyone have ideas?

Re: no print no sound

Your older motherboard's BIOS in that computer CANNOT recognize a harddrive
as large as 200 GB.  You need to buy a much smaller harddrive for use in
that older system.  Probably 40 GB is your limit.


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Re: no print no sound

On Wed, 2 Nov 2005 16:01:25 -0800, "DaveW"

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Odds are fair that a bios update would add this support for
larger hard drives.  If it doesn't, addition of a PCI IDE
ATA133 controller card is the best solution, it will be far
faster and retain capacity, rather than using an old slow
drive instead.

This issue does not account for the LPT port or sound
though, I would wonder if something had become dislodged, or
simply that the cables were pulled out while inside the
system installing or configuring the new drive.  If all else
fails it might not hurt to clear CMOS, after checking the
bios settings and Windows Device Manager.

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