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Computer won't acknowledge new drive as master

I have an older computer (Dell Dimension XPS I believe) that I am trying to add a bigger hard drive to (500gb Western Digital). I had two small drives attached (80gb & 200gb). I already have my operating system installed on the 500gb drive, but any time I plug it in as the master drive with a slave drive I get a message that states "No Operating System Found" when I try to boot. If I hook up the 500gb drive as a slave, then everything works fine. I really need it to be the master, because I need to get my files off of the 200gb drive. Any help or suggestions (besides getting a new computer) would be greatly appreciated.

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