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Old 04-18-2012, 03:01 AM   #1
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Question HDD Not acting as a slave?

Hello, this is only my first post.
My grandad's old pc broke (probably the power supply) and he asked if I was able to get anything off it. I said I would have a go.

Specs of HIS HDD:
Seagate ST320014A

Windows XP

Specs of MY pc:

4 sata slots
3 IDE slots
2 sata HDD setup as RAID (not sure which version)
windows XP

The PC always boots from his HDD which doesn't boot because it is COMPLETELY different hardware. I have put the IDE on slave (using jumpers) and have presed a button to enter radi utility, then exit, then selected boot from the sata (I know because of different sizes). But regardless of what I do it always boots from HIS HDD.

I'm only 13 so please don't be hard on me. Also I will provide more info if needed.
Thanks in advance, Jabelone.

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Old 04-18-2012, 06:28 AM   #2
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Default Re: HDD Not acting as a slave?

Go into the BIOS and change the boot order and make sure that the SATA is in-front of the IDE.
Don't take life too seriously -- no one gets out alive. Plus, who wants to arrive to the hereafter in pristine condition wearing a suit and tie?
I want to slide in sideways, worn out, used up, hair a mess, clothes tattered, & screaming, "Whooo! What a ride!"
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