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Hard Drive I have 3 different hard drives - two of them state that primary and secondary disk drive can not be found, one says diskette drive seek failure...any thing I can do to fix this? can't even log on to windows.

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Make sure they are set to main hard : Master on one cable
2nd : slave on the same cable as the first hard drive
3rd : as master or cable select on the second cable
windows should load then

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there are few thing you ahve to keep in mind

there are two type of hard disk
1. IDE
2. SATA

As per your hdd capacity it should of IDE type.

Now there are two IDE slots on motherboard. One is Primary and other is Secondary

You can fix two hdd with one IDE Slot that mean you can fix up upto faour IDE hdd at a time

Now again there are Primary master and Primary Slave

and

Secondary Master and Secondary Slave

Now You have to examine what was the location of previous hdd
1 Primary Master
2 Primary Slave
3 Secondary Master
4 Secondary Slave.

Now you have to make a HDD master or Slave.

just in between data cable connector and power cable connector there is a jumper. that specify the master or slave. do reply me if it works well thanks

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