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Slave Hdd No Longer Works As Slave


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#1 Nubli

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 02:15 PM

A while back I had two hdd's setup, one as master and the other as slave. Upon restarting my computer nothing would load, so I simply removed the primary drive and set the slave as master.

Yesterday I tried installing Vista and started to get some serious errors, so I figured I'd set the drive back to slave and bring my older one back as master. When I load up the computer with this setup, it only detects the master drive and says nothing is there for the primary slave IDE slot. The hdd itself isn't burned out as it worked just the other day. I think I am experiencing the same problem as before, but I can't simply go back to the original setup because I need to pull some data off the fubared drive.

Basically I'm wondering why it won't detect the hdd as slave. The jumpers are in the correct spots respectively, the cables are plugged in properly, auto detection is activated in BIOS... what could be the culprit?

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 04:23 PM

Are you putting the master at the end of the cable and the slave in the middle?
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