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Hard drive Please help me install an ide hdd with the sata being master.I can not get it to read the ide when hooked up.

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Re: Hard drive

I will poke around and see if that works.Thank you again and Ill be in touch.

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Re: Hard drive

Have you gone into the BIOS to see if the IDE drive is recognized? If not, you may need to alter a BIOS setting to tell the system you'll be using both SATA and IDE drives. If the drive does appear in the BIOS then it may be a Windows setting that's causing the problem.

Let us know.

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