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Slave master settings

Hi, I have an old computer that is badly infected and want to reset I have the original discs etc but a friend put an extra hard drive in and I think I need to reset it so that my original drive is the master. The documentation on the discs say that i must have the original pieces before I completely restore.  My mother board is a Micro star  MS-6178 10.

One jumper says J26, One other says J3, one other say  J4,  other one says JP1, JP2 but only one jumper there.
So could you please tell me which is the one I need to change or isit best to completely take out the other hard drive? 
Hope you can help, many thanks

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  • Padds Nov 02, 2007

    I will sort it out as soon as I get back from my few days break. I did get it up and running and found Norton had contained most of the problem but it kept coming up with little boxes telling me of each one and there were hundreds of them! I downloaded AVG let it scan and it found 4 more in the programme of Norton! It is a Trojan and it found some sort of backdoor thing. I am a bit of a novice so you will have to bare with me.

    Plus my restore floppy is corrupt it says and the back up copy I made a few years ago is with the bloke that first did my computer, he has left the area. I will keep plodding on and see what I can do when I get back. Thanks for your help, it is appreciated.



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On your original HDD set your jumper to the closest to the IDE ribbon connection and your new HDD set it next to the closest (that will mark your new HDD as a slave). then reset your bios and resume what you were doing.

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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:

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.

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Hello, I will be the technician that will be assisting you today. My name is Norman-Wynne Damstra.

Welcome to Fixya, Peter Symonds.

Read the big label that the manufacture has put on your DVD drive, you need information regarding Master and Slave jumper positions.

You need to set the main DVD drive as Master and the other as a Slave or secondary drive. However some-times this configuration is set in the BIOS/CMOS of your computer system.

Install the drives by removing an available 5.25" plastic drive cover on the front of your PC tower case. Now secure the new DVD drive to the chassis with the included M3 mounting screws.

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Greetings my friend...Put it to cable select mode(CS) so that the cable will automatically set your existing HDD as master and the new one as slave!
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