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Installing a ata hard disk.

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I am installing a ATA hard drive on to my PC.

PC currently has an SATA disk and a DVD drive. I have connected the ATA on to the IDE to the top of the IDE and moved the DVD to the middle connector. As memory serves me top is Secondary and primary is middle.

I removed the jumper from the ATA hard drive but DVD still has this in. I do not fully know the jumper positions but could you advise me what to do here please?

XP is not recognising the disk and is not in disk management either.

Bios can see 2 hard drives but no DVD.

It is too early in the morning to be peeing about with this.

Please can you help?




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Re: Installing a ata hard disk.

I would insert it in and out over and over again

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Re: Installing a ata hard disk.

I dont quite get how you've got them connected so I'll tell you how I'd do it.

First of all, it is kind of standard to put the primary drive at the end of the cable but it doesnt really matter. I go with what ever physically works best.

Connect your 2 IDE devices to the same IDE channel (cable) unless you have 2 IDE channels then put each on their own channel or cable. Make sure you are using 60 conductor cables for each.

If both are on the same cable:
Set the dvd's jumper to slave.
Set the hard drive jumper to master
vice versa.
*Some DVD burners do not like to be slave, or even on the same channel as another device.

The following is the ideal set up
If each is on their own channel (cable):
Set each to master

Be sure bios is set to auto detect for all channels, master & slaves.
** If this doesnt resolve your problem, please post a comment before rating.

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