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Old October 2nd 05, 08:57 AM
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I have a Dell Desktop as below:
Service Tag: 7G2BU
System Type: OptiPlex GX1
Ship Date: 10/19/1999

I am running Windows 98SE.
If I add a second HDD or CD-ROM Drive the system does not recognize them.
They are setup in the System BIOS ok, but are not recognized in windows. I
have read about an "EISA Configuration Utility" as follows:

The EISA Configuration Utility

If you have a system that can use EISA expansion cards and you are
experiencing problems with your system, you
may have a conflict between the information stored by the System Setup
program and the EISA Configuration Utility.

Although the EISA Configuration Utility can read changes from the System
Setup program, the change is not recorded
into EISA configuration memory until you run the EISA Configuration Utility
and save the new information.

I tried Dell Support and got nowhere. Does anyone have a copy of the EISA
Configuration Utility, or any other solution?


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Old October 2nd 05, 09:32 AM
GHalleck
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One wrote:

I have a Dell Desktop as below:
Service Tag: 7G2BU
System Type: OptiPlex GX1
Ship Date: 10/19/1999

I am running Windows 98SE.
If I add a second HDD or CD-ROM Drive the system does not recognize them.
They are setup in the System BIOS ok, but are not recognized in windows. I
have read about an "EISA Configuration Utility" as follows:

The EISA Configuration Utility

If you have a system that can use EISA expansion cards and you are
experiencing problems with your system, you
may have a conflict between the information stored by the System Setup
program and the EISA Configuration Utility.

Although the EISA Configuration Utility can read changes from the System
Setup program, the change is not recorded
into EISA configuration memory until you run the EISA Configuration Utility
and save the new information.

I tried Dell Support and got nowhere. Does anyone have a copy of the EISA
Configuration Utility, or any other solution?


If the devices are recognized in the system bios but not in
Windows, then this is a Windows problem. For the hard drive,
it needs to be partitioned and formatted before Windows can
recognize it. Installing the CDROM drive should also be simple
as it, too, is (presumably) an IDE device. The configuration
might be making the second HD as a Slave to a Master HD on the
primary IDE connector; the CDROM drive would be by itself as
a Master on the secondary IDE connector, for instance. There
is no need to use ECU; Windows 98SE, as a PnP OS will take care
of things, including any optimization.

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Old October 2nd 05, 11:56 AM
Tom Scales
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I have a Dell Desktop as below:
Service Tag: 7G2BU
System Type: OptiPlex GX1
Ship Date: 10/19/1999

I am running Windows 98SE.
If I add a second HDD or CD-ROM Drive the system does not recognize them.
They are setup in the System BIOS ok, but are not recognized in windows. I
have read about an "EISA Configuration Utility" as follows:

The EISA Configuration Utility

If you have a system that can use EISA expansion cards and you are
experiencing problems with your system, you
may have a conflict between the information stored by the System Setup
program and the EISA Configuration Utility.

Although the EISA Configuration Utility can read changes from the System
Setup program, the change is not recorded
into EISA configuration memory until you run the EISA Configuration
Utility
and save the new information.

I tried Dell Support and got nowhere. Does anyone have a copy of the EISA
Configuration Utility, or any other solution?



Your machine is not EISA. Both new devices should be jumpered Cable Select.

For the hard drive, as mentioned, it must be partitioned and formatted.
Make sure it is either on the middle connector of the cable with the hard
drive or on either connector on the other cable.

The CD drive should, preferably, be on the end connector of the second
cable.

Tom


 




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