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No sound device, just multimedia device after adding a new hard drive and Windows XP reinstall.

Hi, just wondering if my sound device is not being recognised because I have added a second hard drive, reinstalled Xp on it, but old hard drive is still set to master, new hdd set to slave. Also when I open up case to change anything, after closing again, computer won't boot, just beeps. Am I doing something wrong each time I open case?

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Are you booting in from one of 2 hard drives at start-up .. ie. do you have a dual-boot system?

If your sound works fine when using the original hard drive but not when you boot from the slave, then it sounds like a driver problem -in the slave. You'll need to download the sound drivers for XP/Slave.

I can't think of any reason why your computer should beep after you have opened and closed the case. I don't think it is anything to do with the case. It's more likely that there's a bad connection or fault (maybe you have the slave and master on the wrong cable) - or badly fitted RAM.

Count the error beeps - there is a pattern of long and short beeps. You can find a list of their meanings here:
http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1223

Though having said that, I would hazard a guess that you've got the master/slave configuration wrong. If you have both hard drives on one cable (ide) the MASTER drive should be at the end of the cable.

Remember there's a primary master (c) and a secondary master - your dvd drive. A 2nd hard drive would be set up to be the primary SLAVE. You cannot have 2 'master' drives on the same cable or bus. That would cause an error beep ...

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