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Old 10-30-2005, 08:32 PM   #1
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I have been trying for a while to install a second HDD into my PC for music and some other misc. files. I have been having a lot of trouble doing this. The HDD that I have in there right now is a 250GB Serial ATA drive. I am trying to install a 40GB hard drive that is a different interface I do believe. The one that is installed already is connected with a small thin connector and the one I am trying to install uses one of the wide type of connectors. Sorry for being an idiot and not knowing the specific terms. I looked at the HDD that I have installed now and there is not a jumper on it at all. When I go to install the new one I set the jumper to what I believe is slave and the system will not boot. A black screen comes up and says to insert boot media or boot drive. Now I have been told that there have been some problems when trying to install two different type of HDD into one system but have been unable to locate a solution. Below is how my BIOS is listed.

Primary IDE Master=CD-RW Drive
Primary IDE Slave=DVD-RW Drive
Secondary IDE Master=Not Detected
Secondary IDE Slave=Not Detected
Third IDE Master=250GB HDD

Any help any of you could provide would be a huge help. Thanks!!!
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maybe try putting the two cd drives on the secondary ide channel then put the hard drive on the primary ide channel as slave? can't hurt to try
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Old 10-31-2005, 12:46 AM   #3
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Ok I did that and after changing my BIOS a little I got the PC to boot. Woot. Now the only problem is when I go into "My Computer" I can not see the other HDD. When I booted for the first time I got a little pop up stating that it recognized new hardware. I have even went into Add Remove New Hardware and can see the HDD there. Is there something else I need to do now?
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try going to start/control panel/adminastrive tools/computer managment/storage/disk managment, then see what it rewcognises there.
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Is the drive formatted? if not, you will need to format it.
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Just in case, be sure to also have the jumpers on the IDE drives (both cd-roms and 40 gb) set to master or slave according to their position. Formatting as Tommy Boy said definitely needs to be done once you're connected and booted up.
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Ok I went into the admin tools and went into disk management and and can see the drive there also. It is saying not intitialized. How do I fortmat the drive if I can not get to it?

/edit I initialized it but it is still not giving me an option to format it. It says it is unallocated. When I left click on my regular HDD it gives me an option to format but not for the new one. Also the new drive is listed as me 0 drive and my regular hard drive is listed as my 1 drive. What exactly does this mean.
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When I left click on my regular HDD it gives me an option to format but not for the new one.
Right-click (not left-click) on the unallocated area (black) and it should give you the option to format.
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Old 10-31-2005, 08:50 PM   #9
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Well I got it to work. I now have 2 HDDs. Thanks for the help everyone.
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