The following is a list of tools and components that you will need to successfully complete the install:
1 - Medium Phillips Screwdriver
1 - Hard Drive (customer supplied)
1 - Original Windows 98, or Windows ME CD-ROM (The CD-ROM
probably will not be required, but is a good idea to have just in case the
system prompts for it.)
Please note that these installation instructions are for Windows 98 and Windows ME PCs only, NOT Macs.
It is of utmost importance that the installation process be conducted in a non-static environment. ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) precautions are absolutely necessary whenever handling sensitive electronic devices. Always ground yourself by touching any part of the metal case before touching other components.
Carpet and clothing can contain electrostatic energy, do not allow clothing to come in contact with components. If you have access to an electrostatic wrist-strap it would be advisable to use it. An electrostatic wrist-strap can usually be purchased from a local electronics shop, such as Radio Shack.
Installation Guide for Full-Size USB Enclosure:
1. Read installation instructions completely before starting installation process.
2. Remove the contents of the Full-Size Hard Drive Enclosure shipping box. It will contain:
1 - Hard Drive Enclosure (1 - bag of screws inside enclosure)
1 - 6 ft. USB A to B cable
1 - Power Cable
1 - Floppy Diskette.
4. Locate bag of screws inside enclosure. Remove the enclosed bag.
5. Remove your Hard Drive from its anti-static wrapper, being sure not to touch the
exposed circuitry on the back of the hard drive. The remaining contents of the Hard Drive box will not be used in the installation of the Hard Drive.
6. Examine the rear of the Hard Drive. Take notice of the shape of the IDE
(ribbon cable) socket and the 4-pin power socket. Note that the cables may only be inserted in one direction. Holding the hard drive with circuitry face-down, insert the ribbon cable (IDE cable) into the hard drive.
7. Insert the 4-pin power cable into the hard drive. Examine the back of the hard drive. If installation has been done correctly, you will notice on the Ribbon Cable that one of the wires is red. It should be closest to the
side of the power socket on the hard drive.
8. This next step usually requires some dexterity. Have the screws, that were found within the enclosure, close at hand. Flip the now connected enclosure/hard
drive assembly over. You will notice two long slots with 4 elongated slots on each. Match up the screw holes on the hard drive with the slots on the enclosure. Notice the different threads on the screws. Make sure the threads
match the same threads of those on the hard drive (i.e. fine threads to fine threads, coarse threads to coarse threads). Attach the Hard Drive to the enclosure using the screws. Take care that the screwdriver does not slip and
come in contact with the hard drive circuitry.
13. Assuming the computer is powered up, it should recognize the USB Hard Drive within a few moments.
14. After this occurs, Click on "My
Computer" on the desktop. A list of devices should appear within a window. (i.e. 3 1/2 Floppy (A:), Drive (C:), Compact Disk (D:), Control Panel,... ). One of the devices should be a Remote Drive (probably "Remote
Drive (E:)"). If this does not appear, DO NOT PANIC, go to step 15. If it does appear, double-click on "Remote Drive". You will be prompted to "Format the Drive." Click "Yes" and do a Full
Format. After the formatting process is done, the installation process is now complete. ENJOY YOUR NEW HARD DRIVE!
15. Because the hard drive was not detected, you will need to "fdisk" the new drive. To do
this, go to the "Start Menu" and select the "Run" option. Type "fdisk" within the window and select "OK."
16. You will be prompted with a MS-DOS Screen and a question asking, "Do
you wish to enable large disk support?" Enter "Y".
17. On the next screen, there will be 5 options. Enter the option that states, "Change current fixed disk drive." This option is usually #5.
The next screen, entitled "Change Current Fixed Disk Drive" will ask for which disk to be changed to. The number to be entered will be the Disk number that does not have a percentage listed next to it.
19. On the
next screen, you will notice “Current Fixed Disk Drive:” will contain the same number you entered for the previous screen. You will be prompted to input a selection. Enter the number that corresponds to “Create DOS partition or
Logical DOS Drive.”
20. On the next screen, entitled “Create DOS partition or Logical DOS Drive,” you will notice that “Current Fixed Disk Drive:” will contain the same number as the previous screen. You will be prompted to
enter a selection. Choose the number that correlates to “Create Primary DOS Partition.”
21. The next screen will be entitled "Create Primary DOS Partition." When the "Verifying drive integrity" reads as
100% complete, the next screen will appear. It, too, will be entitled "Create Primary DOS Partition." It will ask, "Do you wish to use the maximum available size for a Primary DOS Partition (Y/N)? Select
"Y". The "fdisk"-ing process will continue until it reads 100% complete.
22. Press "Esc" to exit FDISK. Continue to do so until the MS-DOS screen closes. At this point, re-boot the computer.
After completely rebooting, Click "My Computer" on the desktop. A list of devices should be displayed. One of which should be entitled "Remote Drive." Double-click it. You will be prompted to
"Format" the disk. Click "Yes" and do a Full Format. After the formatting process is done, the installation process is now complete. ENJOY YOUR NEW HARD DRIVE