|Actually, the drive is sys'd and has the Win98SE install disc copied over to it. I bought an adapter from the local computer store so I could plug it into the IDE header in my desktop. Bootaed with a Win95 boot disk and partitioned, formatted, and sys'd the drive from there. The drive is bootable now.... boots fine in my desktop AND in my Webplayer. Straight to a command prompt, and the Win98 folder is clearly visible. BUT.... when I hook it up to the GCT, it won't spin up. Period. My other lappy hdd's will spin up fine in the GCT (that's all they will do, unfortunately... they're all shot), but the Toshiba just won't. Voltages all match up, the GCT is putting out the correct amount of voltage.. the drive just refuses to spin while in the GCT. Move it to the desktop, whether it's connected to IDE or USB adapter... and it spins fine. Move it to the Webplayer... and it spins fine. Back to the GCT... no spinny. Wonder why the GCT will power all of my lappy drives except for the one that actually works?|
And for the record, copying the contents of a Win9x boot disk over to the drive under XP did not make it bootable. I don't think it establishes any sort of MBR. I had to physically install the 2.5" drive into an IDE header, using the adapter, and sys from a command prompt.
I also tried a jumper, on both recommended settings (device 1 and cable select.... device 0 is default if there is no jumper) with no results. I'm not sure that would keep the drive from physically spinning up, in any case. Talk about frustrating!!