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Need help installing 2nd SATA drive


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#1 dr263599

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 08:58 PM

Hi I have a Dell running XP and i have a 160GB SATA in slot 0. Installed a second SATA in slot 1 and connected the power and the SATA cable. Apparently I have to hit F2 at startup to get into the BIOS and turn slot 1 to 'on' but when i exit setup, it says there is an error. so i go back and turn it off. now i'm stuck. any suggestions?

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 05:23 AM

Does it say anything other than there is an error, if so please post exactly what it was.

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 10:37 AM

"Error auto-sensing secondary slave hard disk drive, strike F1 to continue, F2 to run the setup utility"

so I hit F1...

"No boot device available. Hit F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup"

so I hit F1, same thing comes up...

then I hit F2 to turn off SATA1 (the new hard drive) and reboot and it's fine.

HELP!!

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 11:13 AM

I'm just curious...what are you referring to when you say that you turn slots on/off in the BIOS?

Is that the Dell software controlling your BIOS?

Thanks :thumbsup:.

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 04:56 PM

when i start the computer, i hit F2, go into BIOS setup, turn SATA1 from off to on

Edited by dr263599, 22 November 2008 - 04:56 PM.





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