Posted 26 March 2005 - 11:33 PM
Anthony, this may be an issue with master and slave drives on the same IDE channel. I assume they are IDE drives? These use a broad flat cable usually grey.
You probably also have at least one CDROM drive in your system. So when you connect up the two hard drives are they both on the same cable? Or is one sharing a cable with the CDROM?
If they are both on the same cable and it is an old style cable (all the plugs are the same colour) then one drive must have the jumpers set to master (the one you want to boot from) and the other must be jumpered as a slave. There should be a diagram on the drive label how to do this.
If it is a new style cable having black, grey and blue plugs (or other differing colours) then both drives must have their jumpers set to "cable select" and the boot drive is determined by which colour plug it is connected to.. (the blue plug always goes to the motherboard though).
If the second drive shares a cable with the CDROM then the master/slave situation applies, check the back of the CDROM to see which type it is set as and set the hard drive to the other type.
On the other hand if you can't get your original drive to boot even when on its own, in its original location, there may be something more complex going on.
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