Computer won't detect new HDD as master when booting
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 500gbdrive 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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Re: Computer won't detect new HDD as master when booting
You can do this!
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.
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there was wrong in the set up of jumper in your 80gb hdd. Look closely to the 80gb harddrive, in between the ide cable terminal and the power supply connector you will see 8pin terminals paired together and a jumper use to short the paired terminals. It is most likely that the jumper was configure to detect your hdd as master. If the ide cable you use for the 80gb hdd was also use for the
dvd/cdrom drive then it will conflict with it if both jumper setting
was set to master. See the description of jumper settings in the sticker of the hdd. Position the jumper to slave.
Reboot your system again and see if the 80gb finally appear in your system. When system boot upon detection of hdd, the primary master should be 250gb while your primary/secondary slave will be read your 80gb hard disk.
Tried to boot the computer in bios. Check if the harddrive is detected in bios. If not detected. Shut down the system,take out the power cable.open the tower and disconnected the hdd IDE cable and connect it to a differnet IDE port. Restart the system and boot in bios check if hdd detected. If still not detected possible issue with hdd. Try connecting on different computer if still issue persist replace Harddrive.
Shut down the computer.Disconnect the ide cable from hdd .Just connect using primary hdd and boot the computer. Shut down the computer. Connect the secondary hdd both IDE and power cable. Restart the system and go to bios . Check if the both hdd are detected in bios. If detected boot to desktop. If not detected reset bios settings to default.Restart computer and check. IF still not detected shutdown computer.Disconnected secondary hdd and primary hdd,connected secondary hdd to primary ide connecter and check in bios. If still not detected try connecting secondard hdd on different computer and check.
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..
you problem is most likely that your bios is out of date. download the latest bios updates for your motherboard and then when you install windows format you HDD with the ntfs system (using the long formatt system not the quick format). Then you should install the bios update. then your mboard shoud no longer have the problem of recognising your large capacity HDD. thanks
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:
ok is this on ur startup? (POST) does it say no HDD detected? if so check the following:
ur HDDis set to master. therefore the little clip on the back and to the right is set over the master pins, this is diff, depending on what HDD it is, look on the top of the HDD it will say... also make sure if u are using ID-0 cables that u have it in the master plug, (the end one) also check to see if the cable is securely connected to the computer on the motherboard (i advise u to use a static grounding device btw)
then boot the computer and enter the BIOS. you click delete when u computer is booting up then check to see that the HDD is set as the main boot device, then cd the floppy.