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Sata HDD set in primary master in Bios

My HDD,s cable is sata cable . Dos Bootable disk do not detect it. Because it is not primary master in Bios set up. I want set my HDD in primary master or slave in Bios.But How ? Plz answer me.

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  • Kamruzzaman chowdhury
    Kamruzzaman chowdhury Jan 04, 2009

    Sata cable HDD set in primary master or slave in Bios. How? Plz answer me.

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    you have two drives the same ?....

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Fo intp setup and find the Boot order. Place the one you want to be primary,which must also have the operating system on it. as number one. . 

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Try considering these:

1. DOS disk doesn't recognize SATA, that's the truth
2. You're going to have a problem if you install OS in your computer (solution: do not select SATA in HDD type but rather IDE)
3. For your SATA HDD to become primary (boot first) try to select your SATA HDD as devic first to boot..

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