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HDD help needed

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#1 badomen111


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Posted 22 December 2008 - 08:18 PM

Recently my HDD failed on me (died, unrecoverable) so i brought a new one.

Problem is when i try plug it in BIOS will only detect it as the slave HDD with no priamry

How can i fix this?

I have:
*made sure its a 80 pin cable
*unpluged the CDROM to make sure nothing funnys going on
*Made sure its in IDE slot 1
*disabled slave in BIOS- still wont detect it as primary

Can anyone tell me what im doing wrong?

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#2 dpunisher


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Posted 22 December 2008 - 08:34 PM

Set the jumper on the drive to "master" if you CD/DVD is set to "slave"or "cable select/CS" if the CD/DVD is set to "cable select/CS". If CS, the hard drive should go at the end of the IDE cable, the CD/DVD on the middle connector.

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#3 badomen111

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 09:00 PM

Ok so i figured it out, your right it was the jumpers

I got the HDD of ebay type site. The jumpers were like this


The first set was primary and had the jumper on it, but once i removed it i found that the top pin had been some how snapped off and the jumper was nothing more that plastic....

Edited by badomen111, 22 December 2008 - 09:01 PM.

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