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Maxtor 52049U4 20GB hard drive jumper settings

I have the above Maxtor hard drive and the bios shows no primary master hard drive. I want to check my jumper settings. How should they be configured?

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Re: Maxtor 52049U4 20GB hard drive jumper settings

There should be a diagram showing how you should set the jumper. Set it according to what you want it to be and it should begin to should up. You can set it as Master, Slave, or Cable Select.

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If this hard drive is the one installed on the Primary IDE controller the the jumper has to be set to Master. If it won't boot up then the jumper needs to be set to Cable select.

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If you have you primary HDD set on Cable select, and the secondary HDD is set on anything other then Cable select (with the jumper settings on the back of the HDD) then there will be an error.. Also, if you primary is set to master/slave and the same for the secondary, it will cause problems.

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