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#1 maranatha

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 05:22 PM

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I have an old HP Pavilion a620n it has a IDE hard drive and also has 2 SATA ports on the MB, I was wondering if I could add a second HDD a SATA along with the IDE hard drive?
I can't seem to find any info on using both for a dual boot system.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 11:07 PM

Yes you can have SATA and IDE hard drives in your system at the same time.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 12:15 AM

Here is a very detailed steps on how to setup up dual booting system.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 08:17 PM

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 11:58 PM

No problems, hope that guide helped you setup the dual booting.

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 06:24 PM

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OK well I'm back, I added the second HDD but my BIOS does not see it, I read about putting a jumper on the pins but that did not seem to help.

Any ideas on how to fix it so my BIOS sees the HDD? So i can boot to it?

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 11:27 PM

The most obvious question, but has to be asked.

Did you connect both the data and power cable to it? Being sure that the data cable is firmly seated in both it and the motherboard.

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 11:53 PM

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Yeah both were plugged in and even double checked.
Was not the problem.

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 11:56 PM

Some BIOS have the ability to enable\disable the SATA ports.

Just how or where that would be located in your BIOS version I can not say.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 12:40 AM

Hi
I searched my BIOS for that and there is nothing I could find that has even the word SATA. Everything is IDE.

Tried Disk Management and nothing listed there as a blank HDD. I also tried unplugging the Master HDD and then Installing Windows7, That also did not work.
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Posted 17 April 2011 - 06:05 AM

Did you plug the hard drive in SATA 1?
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Posted 17 April 2011 - 10:46 AM

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Yes, plugged into sata 1

Would adding a sata PCI card solve my problem? and would it show in the boot menu?

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 06:01 PM

Maybe. I reckon you should try another SATA device and see if the computer detects it.

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