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Hi, I have a maxtor SATA drive with my OS installed, I tried to install another ide maxtor drive for extra storage and now my computer will not boot from the SATA drive.

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The computer has to determine from which hard drive it will be booting
it cannot do so on its own
the user has to tell that to the computer through the bios
when your computer starts keep pressin F2 or delete key (acc to which you bios starts)
you will see a blue screen with lots of info on it

somewhere in there you will see a "boot " section, in there you will see hard drive priority
on that select your hard drive that has the OS as top hard drive
save and exit

there you go

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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It will not boot because the new drive is been seen as the primary and not the secondary drive.

On teh new drive you will find (at teh cable connection point) a set of pins with a jumper) this jumper needs to be set so the drive is in either the slave or cable select mode and not teh master mode

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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