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Hello I bought the above hard drive for my laptop. I have a slop to add another hard drive in my laptop and I have all the relevent adapters as its a dell laptop. After instaling the second hard drive I rebooted and I got a black screen and 'My Documents' was open. After trying to fix this I got frustrated and took out the hard drive and had to do a system restore.

I have been told that I have to make the second hard drive a slave for it to work? can you help?


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  • jaylatif Jan 08, 2008

    Its a 5400rpm SATA. Model no: HTS541616J9SA00 - 160gb. My Laptop is a Dell Vostro 1700.

    Hope this helps



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Post what kind of laptop you have. Also post the model of the hard drive you bought, is it SATA, IDE, or?


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  • cbri Jan 08, 2008

    Look here

    It looks like the 2 pins on the 4 block farthest from the cable need to be jumped (vertically). Look at the bottom picture of the above link.



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