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Help me out in connecting a second PATA hard disk

i connected a second PATA hard disk but i cant boot my computer.''NTLDR missing alt+cltr+del to restart'' is shown. in BIOS i cant change the hard disk priority and boot priority.PATA hdd is shown havin the highest priority and i cant make my SATA hdd as the first priority  

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  • Nat Miller
    Nat Miller May 11, 2010

    Internal or External? Is it set to master or slave? Is your bios set to see either SATA or PATA? It looks like you computer is trying to use the drive you just installed as the boot drive. What brand is your drive? Western Digital and Seagate/Maxtor have tools to set up your drives.

  • chrispm May 11, 2010

    Have you tried updating the BIOS of your motherboard? Waht make and model is it?

  • pas_sal1990 May 11, 2010

    Have you tried changing the pin configuration on the pata hard disk drive to slave, and try putting the hard drive on the second connector of the ribbon

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Ntldr is file important for boot up and is present in main boot drive, so you can copy it from your sata hard drive to pata, it would at least boot up, also sometimes there may be a req of changing more than one bios option to boot from other drvi, try it

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