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Any 1 can help me connect my 2nd IDE dirve?

I have dimension 5100, it has sata hard drives and room for another 1, my hard drive of choice with all my music is IDE, and i have put it under the cd drive and above the floppy disc drive! and connected it but it doesnt pick it up in BIOS or on the computer any 1 kno how i can resolve this !! please help

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  • yeboi Mar 09, 2009

    i did....

  • yeboi Mar 10, 2009

    mate no offence but its not a mp3 player its a HHD? and no it doesnt come up in disc management or in my computer

  • yeboi Mar 25, 2009

    ye i fixed it now sorry. i set the hard drive to master and the dvd drive to slave that was the only problem! dunno why i didnt think of it! i thought the dvd should of been the master and the HDD the slave thanks n e way for ur help.

  • eagle338
    eagle338 May 11, 2010

    Change the jumper setting on your second hard drive to slave or cable selectmode. I think both of your hard drives are set to master

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Glad to hear it!

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Did you plug power aswell as the ide cable?

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    lotfi bouakaz Mar 09, 2009

    drive its already connected.
    click on start, right click on my computer and go to manage
    in the table select, "storage" then "disk management"
    in that table find the drive that relates to your mp3 player
    if its not there "buy a new mp3 this is faulty" if its there
    then right click on it and select "new partition"
    you just next next everything and then format it and after
    a while it shows "healthy2
    unplug it, plug it back on and that's it your drive is fully working
    now move what ever you want to it just like before.

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    lotfi bouakaz Mar 10, 2009

    if it doesnt come up in disk managment. you havent connected it well or its faulty

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    lotfi bouakaz Mar 11, 2009

    idiot you are

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    lotfi bouakaz Mar 26, 2009

    i dont know who wrote the word "idiot you are" it was realy not me I think its someone who used my pc . sorry dude but i apologise it wasn't me

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The BIOS is AMI. Under ADVANCED SETUP:
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