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A1430N Moved my two working ide drive 250G over

HP A1430N Moved my two working EIDE drives 250G over from my old HP machine and they will not boot.
They are shown in setup boot window. and work ok in the old HP.
The SATA drive has to be in th machinee for the boot bios to recognize the EIDE drives.
I am thinking of changing out the bios.

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First, I _doubt_ that "changing out the BIOS" is the correct solution -- do *NOT* even try this.

Second, change the "boot-order" so that the new computer will _first_ try to boot from what was the 'C:' drive on the old computer, instead of trying to boot from the SATA drive.

Third, the version of Windows on that EIDE drive contains all the device-drivers that were appropriate for the hardware on the old computer.
Trying to load those device-drivers on the "new" computer will probably cause Windows to crash.

My recommendation: change the boot-order to "SATA-first",
disconnect the EIDE drives, and then reinstall Windows onto the SATA drive.

Then, reconnect the EIDE drives, to become 'D:' and/or 'E:' and/or 'F:' drives.



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IDE will try to boot first when pluged in, sata will not boot. I think there is a adjustment in the BIOS setting to have the SATA boot first

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Will xw4300 accept compaq S6200cl hard drive


HP XW4300 Workstation Desktop PC specs,

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12260_na/12260_na.HTML

Scroll down to you come to the bold heading -
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Interfaces Supported

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Compaq Presario S6200cl Desktop PC >Main Support page,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=390423

Product Information > Product Specifications > Product Specifications,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00056951&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=390423

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_ATA

HP XW4300 Workstation motherboard example,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-XW4200-XW620-DDR2-MOTHERBOARD-358701-001-SOCKET-775-/110904128317?pt=Motherboards&hash=item19d266b33d

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Connect just the EIDE harddrive from the Compaq.
Make sure the correct jumper pins on the back of the harddrive, have a jumper cap on them to set them to Single;

OR,

The IDE harddrive model you have may Not use a jumper cap on any jumper pins, for some models of harddrives, to set the harddrive as Single.

Look up the harddrive jumper settings on the internet.
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Western Digital jumper settings for IDE (EIDE) harddrives,

http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/463/c/123/session/L3RpbWUvMTM1MjE4NDY3Ni9zaWQvQnoxcVF6YWw%3D

You will need a SATA optical drive now.
BIOS Setup > Boot Options > Set the first boot device to CDROM.
Install Windows disk.

Use IDE harddrive, and IDE optical drive on the same flat ribbon IDE cable?
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BIOS looks to see what drives are connected. It looks for the drive with the Operating System on it. (Windows)

Now put a disk in the optical drive. Time has to be divided between the harddrive, and the optical drive.
IF it does work; when you are using the computer, and the optical drive you will know the real meaning of Slow.

Have a SATA optical drive?

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If it does not have 2 connectors, then go buy a new IDE ribbon cable that has 2 connectors, they are cheap. Or ask a friend, he/she might have extra, I always do.

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