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Need to move HD from Primary to Secondary IDE Controller

Thanks for the response to first posting - but BIOS (which I just updated) does not offer the option to move the HD from the primary to the secondary IDE controller on my Presario 2199US running XP SP3.
Is there a better version of BIOS out there, or is there some other way to change it in SW ? My primary controller is stuck in PIO mode and resetting it in Manage Devices and the registry does not help. The secondary is in DMA so I want to move the brand new HD (I replaced my original) to it the Secondary IDE COntroller to get the better speed.

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  • Anonymous May 11, 2009

    Thanks - I understand about that, but it s a laptop and I'd rather not take it apart if I can avoid it. Also unlike a tower, I cannot be sure there is a HW method to switch it.


    its so easy man.....dont have to upgrade the Bios...open the tower CPU..check the HDD data cable ...find the socket on the mb whr it is connected to,,u will find a similar socket next to it....unplug from the 1st one and plug into the other one and its done

    Thanks for the response to first posting - but BIOS (which I just updated) does not offer the option to move the HD from the primary to the secondary IDE controller on my Presario 2199US running XP SP3.
    Is there a better version of BIOS out there, or is there some other way to change it in SW ? My primary controller is stuck in PIO mode and resetting it in Manage Devices and the registry does not help. The secondary is in DMA so I want to move the brand new HD (I replaced my original) to it the Secondary IDE COntroller to get the better speed.

  • bargoot May 13, 2009

    Its a laptop

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Its so easy man.....dont have to upgrade the Bios...open the tower CPU..check the HDD data cable ...find the socket on the mb whr it is connected to,,u will find a similar socket next to it....unplug from the 1st one and plug into the other one and its done

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