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Still cant get my second hard drive to work?

Right, have connected second hard drive inbetween the dvd drive and floppy disc, it is connected under the dvd drive, and the dvd drive is set to mast my drive is set to slave, this drive is not faulty as its only gone from one computer to another no where inbetween! the computer doesnt detect it in bios or computer management! and iv checked like 30 times if its plugged in correctly any 1 had this problem? maybe its just the dell

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  • yeboi Mar 10, 2009

    no i didnt, i disconnected my dvd drive just now, and it now has recognized teh hard drive and all my stuff is there? and ideas how to resolve this 1? the dvd drive is set to master and the HDD is set to slave ?

  • yeboi Mar 10, 2009

    na they are correct!! my seagate hard drive is blank which is wat it needs for slave and i moved the dvd drive about 20 mins ago! from umm sumfink to master i cnt quite remember wat it was it wasnt slave it was like cable summin!

  • yeboi Mar 10, 2009

    um i put them both on cable select as you suggested now it cant find either of them? any ideas thanks for trying its really appreciated

  • yeboi Mar 10, 2009

    right it now appears in bios as the hard drive so where do i go from here? it appeared just by changing it to master didnt try swappin ports!

  • Nicolas
    Nicolas May 11, 2010

    OK! but still, if you dissconnect the dvd the disk works fine it must be the master/slave settings. Sometimes you need to follow the connectors on the cable to, one is for the master and one is for the slave. If you connect the master connector on a slave drive it might not work.



    Nic

  • Nicolas
    Nicolas May 11, 2010

    Hi!



    Hmm...it sounds lite the pins for master/slave isent correct on either the HDD or the DVD...check them again



    Nic

  • David Koss
    David Koss May 11, 2010

    Did you go in the control panel and click on add hardware wizzard?

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Try setting the dvd drive and the hard drive to "cable select"

Let me know what happens.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Mar 10, 2009

    LOL

    OK let's take the dvd drive out of the mix for the mean time. Change the hard drive to master then plug the ide cable back in, if it doesn't detect in the bios, try the other ide port on the cable.

    Let me know what happens.


  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Mar 10, 2009

    Now set the cd / dvd drive to slave and see if the bios detects both now.

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