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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Newer sata drives do not rely on the master/slave settings that old IDE drives used. Remove the old drive from the bad computer and plug it into an available slot in the new computer. Boot the new computer. Under My Computer/Computer the second drive will show up with the next letter available. Alternately you can buy an external hard drive dock that connects via usb and use that to transfer your files.
I assume you are trying to add a slave drive to a Dell DESKTOP? If so, is it an IDE drive (standard hard drive). To that you will find a jumper plug, usually beside where the cable plugs in but sometimes on the opposite side. The jumper options are usually listed on the drive but what you will need to do is place the jumper plug in the slave slot. You will also need to move the jumper plug on the original hard drive to the master slot. That always seems to work the best for me. However, you can try adding plugging the slave drive into the next open slot on the IDE cable, which is already plugged into the original hard drive. If you get lucky it may automatically recognize the new drive as the slave. You may need to setup/configure the BIOS to set the master and slave drives. To check BIOS setting, hold F2 or F10 when you turn on/boot the PC.
this message comes mostly due to the nonavailability of the drivers. so i would request you to first install the drivers of your maxtor personal storage 3100 to your DELL studio computer, then connect your maxtor storage to your DELL computer. this should fix your fix your issue.
Turns out this particular drive needs TWO jumpers on it, to set it to CS. I received it used with a single jumper in the Master position, but after checking the Maxtor/Quantum website, it listed the jumper positions and showed the second jumper. As soon as I installed the TWO jumpers in the correct position, the Dimension 3000 booted right up and let me reinstall Windows. I had scoured the internet for many hours looking for a solution, none solved it until I decided to check the manufacturers website. Always start there!- Solved!
1. Connect your 500gig drive as the slave of your smaller boot drive. 2. Go to http://freewareapp.com/western-digital-data-lifeguard-tools_download/ and get the Western Digital Lifeguard tools. 3. Run the executable to install WD tools. 4. Run that application.
You'll notice there is a Drive to Drive Copy utility. This will clone your new 500gig drive from the smaller drive. When the utility finishes copying the drive, shut down. Remove the smaller drive, and set your 500 gig drive as master/single. Reboot, and you should be running off the new drive.
It is possible that your old drive was an IDE drive and your new one is SATA. If so, you may need to enter Setup on the reboot, go to the Boot menu, and set the boot device to the new drive type.
Hi there check that the drive is found in the bios setting press del. as the computer boots. this will take you to bios you need to check that the HDD is found there first if so then once at a:\ type c:\ then press enter this will access the c: