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Help Connecting My IBM 5160 XT Hard Drive on my modern computer

johnnydicamillo

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I connected the ISA card into my modern computer and connected the IBM's hdd to it, but it won't show up.

is there any drivers I need to get.
 

Chuck(G)

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What "modern" PC has ISA slots anyway? The last one I saw was a special-order P4 board (Soyo, I think).

You might be able to get it working, but observe that the I/O ports and IRQ defaults for the XT controller are likely to conflict with existing hardware. There may also be some substantial BIOS conflicts as well.
 

RetroHacker_

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I was able to get an MFM controller working in a Pentium II once, but it conflicts with things - I think I had to disable the onboard IDE controller in the BIOS.

-Ian
 
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