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Posted 12 November 2005 - 02:01 AM
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Posted 12 November 2005 - 09:56 AM
You have 2 hard drives and 2 optical drives? They are all IDE devices?
How are they arranged on the two IDE channels? Obviously your boot drive is the Master on IDE 0, but where did you put the second hard drive.? Did you change the cables on the optical drives?
I'm guessing you put the second hard drive where one of the opticals was and now you have two optical drives on IDE 1, both set to Slave. Change one of them to Master and you should be right.
Yes drive letters change when you add hard drives into the system, fortunately, as Acklan said, you can re-assign the letters in Disk Management if you have XP.
Posted 12 November 2005 - 05:34 PM
Posted 12 November 2005 - 11:15 PM
So the BIOS shows the hard drives as Primary Master and Primary Slave is that correct?
Are Secondary Master and Slave on auto?
If you really did not rearrange anything to do with the opticals the only thoughts I have is you have disturbed either the power or IDE cables to those drives or you have damaged the motherboard through static discharge so the 2nd IDE channel is faulty.
Take out the new hard drive and one of the opticals and see what that shows - can you get anything recognised on the second channel?
Posted 13 November 2005 - 12:50 AM
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