On Thursday 15 January 2004 05:30, Melvin Backus wrote:
> Most likely suspect would be the drive configuration in the BIOS. Most
> newer machines can be set to do auto detection, but after they come up you
> can normally check to see what the reported type/configuration is. I
> suspect that the failing machine is either not doing the auto recognition
> or is for some reason recognizing the drive with a different geometry,
> etc. That effectively means there's nothing valid on it since the order of
> reading the data off is different from when it was written. A good clue as
> to whether or not this is happening is the reported size of the drive in
> the BIOS boot up screen. You can probably also override the auto detection
> logic and manually configure the drive if you know what the parameters were
> set to in the machine where you wrote the disk.
I didn't try to copy it directly on this machine, so the geometry translation
could be a problem. Thanks for the hint.