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Dual boot/hard drive seetings

I'm adding an internal hard drive to my pc. I want to set it up for dual boot with media center on the original hard drive. And XP pro on the new drive. The original drive has two jumpers & they're set for master.The new drive (Maxtor) has one jumper set for cable select, but also has an extra jumper in the package. After reading the instructions,From what I can figure is to install the extra jumper on the maxtor & set it to the cable select diag. on the original hard drive & do the same with the original drive so that both drives are set to "Cable select" with "Two Jumpers". My reason for doing this is to run Pro Tools 7.4 which has conflicts with Media Center,My original operating system. So I'm adding the maxtor to to run XP Pro for Pro tools on a dual boot system. Is this the correct settings for the Jumpers on the Hard Drives. Please Help!

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    set it to cable select

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Install first the media center on the primary harddrive with master jumpered.. when everything is working fine... then proceed to
the next harddrive. Set its jumper to slave not cable select and install xp pro, it ask you for an option to have dual boot then select the location of windows to be installed...

Hoping this helps... Fixya!!!

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