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Thread: How to install another hard drive?




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    When I install my other hard drive, I have it on slave. My main is on primary master channel 3. The new one I just want to store **** on. But when I start the computer with the new hard drive(which has windows XP on it) it tries to boot up from it. How can I get my computer just to boot up from the main HD which is SATA and then just recognize the new hard drive?

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    go into the BIOS and change the boot sequence so that your sata hdd is first and your pata hdd is last or not on the list at all

    *it probably wont say 'sata' in the bios so you will have to look for something appropriate
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkerick
    When I install my other hard drive, I have it on slave. My main is on primary master channel 3. The new one I just want to store **** on. But when I start the computer with the new hard drive(which has windows XP on it) it tries to boot up from it. How can I get my computer just to boot up from the main HD which is SATA and then just recognize the new hard drive?
    Yes go into ya BIOS and change ya boot sequence but what do ya have that IDE HDD slaved to? :confused:

    it would also be good to start ya threads in the right forum as well :rolleyes2

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    its not slaved to anything. Its just connecting directly to IDE 1 and the jumpers are on slave. When I go to boot sequence, the only options I have are floppy,cdrom,hard disk, and other io port such as usb, lan,etc.? there is no HDD 1 or 2 or 3.

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    Change that IDE HDD then to Master and then in BIOS make ya boot order floppy/CD-ROM/SCSI (SCSI should refer to ya SATA controller).

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    there is no scsi. what does that mean?

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    What are the exact options that ya do have? :?:

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    floppy
    hard disk
    cdrom
    LS120
    zip
    usb-HDD
    usb-cdrom
    usb-fdd

    thats it:o

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    any suggestions?

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    no need to be so impatient.

    It's odd that's your only options. Is your sata onboard or a controller card? If I had to guess, I'd say try usb-hdd
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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