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Additional hard drive instalation.

I am trying to add a western digital caviar hard drive to my computer. it is 160gb. It seemed to work for a short time. now it doesnt want to boot up. i got a bios upgrade as well to support the gb space. also when it powers up it wants to take the place of the cd drive. cd drive will not work when additional hard drive is running.I never realized there was such a thing as a eide cd drive, do i have to swap the cables around? do i have the wrong jumper settings? can i hook it straight to motherboard?
just a layman but need assistance. I would like to do it myself. enjoy the work.

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Did you check the boot sequence?
Just make sure that the HDD wich is set to boot from is the same wich is containing the OS.

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If this drive is going to be your C drive you can install as a master on your primary IDE channel. If the CD is the only other IDE drive in your box you can put it by itself on the secondary IDE channel.Make sure you set the drive jumper for each device to Master. If you only have one IDE channel make to set the hard drive as the master and the CD as the slave

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