Some people were curious about the outcome of my efforts to run a vintage\nST-225 HD on my relatively modern (1998) motherboard (MS-6119), with an 8\nbit controller card (WD1002A0WX1).\n\nI'm working totally with DOS. All IDE set to "not intalled" in my system\nBIOS. Floppy disk connected.\n\nThe procedure to follow is:\n\n1 Low level format the drive using the programme that comes with the\ncontroller card. This is effected by runing DEBUG, and at the prompt:\nG=C800:5.\n\n2 Partition the drive using FDISK\n\n3 Hi level format the drive using FORMAT\n\nReport:\n\nI can low level format the drive, but I cannot create a partition with\nFDISK.\n\nThis is the point I think where some (not all) are prevented from installing\nan old ST-225.\n\nRunning FDISK produces "Error Reading Fixed Disk". Running FDISK/STATUS\nproduces:\n\nDISK DRV MBYTES FREE USAGE\n\n1 20 20 %\n\nWhen my PC starts up, the drive is interrogated, because I see the red LED\non the drive itself flash a few times.\n\nIf I enable IDE0 to boot from my regular hard drive, when the controller\ncard is in, the system promts me to put in a floppy boot disk. When the card\nis out, the system boots from my regular C:\n\nI believe the ST-225 is using BIOS in the controller card.\n\nI think that in some cases the problem can be caused by system BIOS not\ngetting along with the controller BIOS.\n\nI don't know what further diagnosis or procedure I could do to psyche\nout the problem. There may be no fix I realise, not even with a 16 bit\ncontroller card.\n\nMotherboard: [url]http://artofhacking.com/th99/m/M-O/34347.htm[/url]\n\nController card: [url]http://artofhacking.com/th99/c/U-Z/20217.htm[/url]\n\nP.S. I don't know if using FIXMBR would help. Probably not.