WIN98 says my HD is Type 80

snowman

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Can anyone tell me why my Maxtor 7.2 GB HD is shown as a Type 80? For some reason WIN98 is showing it this way. In the past it was listed as a Type 47 HD. What would cause this to happen?

I have 2 HDs; main HD is Maxtor 13 GB and it is listed as Type 47.

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Is it effecting anything? or does it just bother you? Have you changed motherboards? updated motherboard BIOS, changed the tranfer rate on the harddisk to a different ATA standard, moved the jumpers on the drive? etc... All of these could change what Windows reports, but if you are not having any problems, why even mess with?
 

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No I haven't changed anything on it. It used to be slaved off my master HD, but it is now secondary master with a CDR-W as slave.

It used to be the main HD and reported as a type 47. It seems to be working fine at the moment. :)

I did run HDTach on it and there is a big drop in performance at around 3 GB, though.

I was just wondering why Windows started saying it was type 80 all of a sudden.

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Interesting problem however, I will see what I can find out on that.
 

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