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hard drive issues - starting up computer


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#1 sniper8752

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 01:20 PM

I have a windows 98 computer here. I have two different hard drives plugged in. one is attached to a data cable with a spot for two hard drives, and the other once is a different color (blue), with two slots as well. i believe the blue data cable is the master because it only has one opening, since the other end is attached to the cd drive (for bootup). I thought that when i had oppened the computer up though, that the other hard drive was attached to the blue cable. anyway, i boot it up, and i don't get into windows. i get something like this:

detecting ide primary master... wdc
detecting ide primary slave... matbleepa
detecting ide secondary master... none
detecting ide secondary slave... maxtor

CMOS checksum error - defaults loaded
Warning! CPU has been changed.
Please re-enter CPU settings in the CMOS setup and remember to save before you quit.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 03:24 PM

I'd change the CMOS battery...the only time the system reverts to defaults on its own...is when the CMOS battery is fading.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 04:12 PM

so it's not that I plugged them in the wrong spots, or something like that?

Edited by sniper8752, 02 June 2012 - 04:26 PM.


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Posted 02 June 2012 - 05:09 PM

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