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Old 12-11-2012, 07:24 PM   #1
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Hi all, I have a 500gb and 80gb sata and a 40gb IDE, When I have them all plugged in my 500gb HDD with Win7 won't boot, they all showing in the bios, Could it be that my desktop is getting confused from which to boot from or it doesn't like having three HDD's plugged?

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Old 12-11-2012, 07:34 PM   #2
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yeah, probably confused. Go into bios and change the boot order to your 500gb drive, better yet take the others out of boot arrangement. If that doesn't help make sure your cd and 500gb are on sata 0/1 on your board, and the other 2 are on sata 2 and ide 0. If that STILL does not work, find some hard drive jumpers, and put them in the 2 other drives set as slave.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:12 PM   #3
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I shall do that when I get home..
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:40 PM   #4
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Whilst I am on the topic of hard drives, I have another computer that takes only IDE HDD's and I would like to put a bigger one in which is a SATA but the motherboard doesn't have the sata connection, So I have found this NEW 2 IN 1 IDE TO SATA/SATA TO IDE Converter Adapter | eBay
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Whilst I am on the topic of hard drives, I have another computer that takes only IDE HDD's and I would like to put a bigger one in which is a SATA but the motherboard doesn't have the sata connection, So I have found this NEW 2 IN 1 IDE TO SATA/SATA TO IDE Converter Adapter | eBay
Yep that should work babes, you can also get IDE to SATA or SATA to IDE Bi-Directional Converter Adaptor ATA 100/133.
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This should do what I want though, I will have a look though, Its a bit better pc than mine and I thought that could do it up a bit..
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You mean this IDE to SATA or SATA to IDE Converter Adaptor ATA 100/133 Bi-Directional Card | eBay
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Yes the same
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But it won't matter if I get the other one or is this one better?
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First one you posted will work fine
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