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Motherboeard wont detect my ide drive

I have an hp desktop, which crashed. i removed the samsung ide drive and tried to install it in a e machine. the e machine also uses an ide drive. but it wont recognize the samsung. eveything is connected properly.

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You would probably have to set it through the bios. You can enter the bios by restarting the computer and when you see the name of the mother board or computer come up keep pressing delete until your in a blue,or white menu, from there there is an option where you can set what drive you want to boot from. If your not to familiar with computers or bios setup then you should probably get some one experienced to do it. You can screw up things in there if you don't know what your doing,then you would have to reset your bios by removing a jumper from your motherboard for a few mins,a real pain. id give you step by step instructions but bios vary from motherboard to motherboard.

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The HP drive has what is called an EISA partition on it, this partition holds HP information incase of a recovery. It has to be deleted in order for you to use this drive on another computer. If you have an EIDE / SATA to usb adapter you can attach this hard drive to another computer to access it. The adapter can be bought ast a computer retailer, ebay etc. for about 20 bucks. When you get the hard drive attached, look in "My Computer" to nake sure it shows up there and write down the drive letter it gave it. Below is the procedure to delete the EISA partition, follow it closely and you'll be fine. Just make sure that when you are in the command prompt, you DO NOT do anything with Drive 0 that is your main drive on the computer and that is not to be messed with.

Here’s the trick to delete and remove the EISA recovery or diagnostic partition in Vista. Before proceeding with the deletion action, make sure that at least a set of Recovery Disc Media has been created. Else, you won’t be able to restore your computer to working and factory default condition when any problem on PC requires reinstallation.

  1. Open a command prompt as administrator.
  2. Run Diskpart application by typing Diskpart in the command prompt.
  3. In the “Diskpart” prompt, enter rescan command and press Enter key to re-scan all partitions, volumes and drives available.
  4. Then type in list disk and press Enter key to show all hard disk drive available.
  5. Select the disk that contains the partition you want to remove. Normally, with just 1 hard disk, it will be disk 0. So the command will be:
select disk 0
Finish by Enter key.
  1. Type list partition and press Enter key to show all available and created partition in the disk selected.
  2. Select the partition that wanted to be deleted by using the following command, followed by Enter key:
select partition x
where x is the number of the EISA based recovery partition to be removed and unlocked its space. Be careful with the number of this partition, as wrong number may get data wipes off.
  1. Finally, type in delete partition override and press Enter key.
Once the partition has been deleted, exit from Diskpart, and now users can use the much familiar and much easier Disk Management tool in Windows (diskmgmt.msc) to manipulate the freed unallocated partition. Users can create a new volume (partition) with this space, or simply merge it to existing partition by extending the size of the existing partition.

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