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#1 meanswing

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Posted 24 September 2004 - 11:58 PM

OK to start off i had an old hard drive with Windows XP. I later replace it with a differen hard drive with windows xp. It was installed on Primary Slave. When i connect the old hard drive on the Secondary Slave it says boot disk not detected or something like that. but when i put it on the Primary Slave it works. How can I install the hard drive to Secondary Slave. Is it possible? Do i need a program or can i do it manually??????

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#2 Grinler

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Posted 25 September 2004 - 11:00 PM

The original hard drive was installed as a slave drive and that had the windows installed on it?

The new drive is installed as a slave drive and has the windows installed on it?

If you have the old hard drive as primary slave, are you able to use the new hard drive as a secondary slave? Or with either way they are setup, if they are both connected, you get the boot error?

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Posted 26 September 2004 - 12:23 AM

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PRIMARY SLAVE PRIMARY MASTER
(new hard drive) (DVD Rom)


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SECONDARY SLAVE SECONDARY MASTER
(none) (CD Rom)

I want to put my old hard drive in the SECONDARY slave.
The jumper settting is set to slave on the old hard drive so i thought i could just put it on the IDE cable and it would detect it but it doesnt. It there a way to install my old hard drive in the SECONDARY Slave slot

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Posted 26 September 2004 - 09:55 AM

It may be that you have the new hard drive and old hard drives both set as active on their main partitions.

Boot up with a bootdisk and see if you can set the new hard drive as active and remove it from the old using fdisk

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Posted 26 September 2004 - 10:48 AM

Hi meanswing

By installing the hard drives the way you have explain your bios my behaving problems with identifcation of witch is the main drive us less you bios supports that procedure.

More info

By putting your hard drive and than a cd-rom this will slow down your system to explain this more

Most cd-roms work with DMA: 2 or UDMA: 2

The newer hard drive work at UDMA:5
By putting your hard as master and the cd-rom as slave you have slowed the ide channel down to the speed that the cd-rom can work at

It is allways best to install cd-roms or dvd –roms on the second ide channel
The same thing happens if you install a faster hard to a slower hard drive
The faster unit on the ide channel will only work at the speed of the older unit

Hope this has help you

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 03:38 PM

Grinler can you give me instructions on how i would change the active drive to inactive? i Never done that before. How can u check if the hard drive is active or not???

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 04:58 PM

Download this bootdisk and run it with a floppy in the drive. The floppy will be erased and become a boot disk. Reboot the computer with the floppy in the drive and you will get to a command shell. Type fdisk and list the partitions on both drives...see which is labeled as active

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Posted 29 September 2004 - 10:43 PM

What boot disk? How do i download it ? is there a link that i am missing?????

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Posted 29 September 2004 - 11:05 PM

Oops sorry:

http://www.pcc2001.net/Files/Windows/bootme.exe

Download it and with a floppy in the drive, run it.

Then download

http://www.bootdisk.com/mindyll/newfdisk.zip

And extract the fdisk.exe to your a:\ drive replacing the fdisk.exe that is on there

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Posted 30 September 2004 - 08:39 PM

When i clicked on http://www.pcc2001.net/Files/Windows/bootme.exe it said
THE PAGE CANNOT BE FOUND Is there another site where that file is????

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Posted 30 September 2004 - 08:43 PM

Also is that bootme program for Windows XP Pro.???

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Posted 30 September 2004 - 09:49 PM

Its an me bootdisk, but thats ok.

The link just worked for me...

You can also get bootdisks at www.bootdisk.com

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Posted 01 October 2004 - 02:48 PM

[quote name='Grinler' date='Sep 27 2004, 05:58 PM']Download this bootdisk and run it with a floppy in the drive. The floppy will be erased and become a boot disk. Reboot the computer with the floppy in the drive and you will get to a command shell. Type fdisk and list the partitions on both drives...see which is labeled as active[/quote]
[QUOTE] [SPOILER]JoinTPC[\SPOILER]
what do i do when i reboot. wut do i type ? fdisk c:\ or what. I have windows xp. Doestn fdisk erase the hard drive . i dont want to do that.

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Posted 01 October 2004 - 04:04 PM

Dont delete any partitions...just run fdisk to see which partitions are active. I think it will have a letter A next the partition name




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