My 3 year old ruined the drive in my laptop last Christmas.
I ordered a NEC 6750 from Newegg. Windows recognised the drive and was able to eject it so I thought the problem was fixed until I tried to use the drive. It was very sluggish/non-responsive. I could read the contents of a disk but it could take 5 minutes to pull the directory contents and forget about executing programs.
I found the forum and Liggy and Dee’s page. I ordered a slim adapter from Directron and hooked it up to my desktop to flash the drive.
I used the NEC ND6750A Slave bootcode flasher, rebooted, then the Binflash Win32 GUI with the NEC ND6750 Firmware 2.T2 firmware, rebooted.
The drive worked perfectly in my desktop. Once placed back into the laptop with the new bootcode the IDE controller became non-responsive and the laptop won’t boot at all.
To sum up
- factory default/master setting the laptop boots and drive is recognised but unusable
- set to slave the laptop won’t boot.
- the drive works fine on a slim ATA adapter in my desktop as either master or slave
I have tried to read up as much as possible and did some searches on the forum to try to find someone else who had this problem but I haven’t found a suggestion of what to try next.
Does anyone have a suggestion?