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I tried to install a second WD drive to my computer system and now all i get is DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER..I had the jumper setting for the first HD as MASTER which had WinXP on it and the second for SLAVE...the system was working just fine after i installed 1.5G RAM and upgrade the PentiumIII Tytan to 1G cpu...all the problems began with the second drive and now I can not get a boot even if i remove the second set of cables and power

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  • e4mike Apr 25, 2010

    I did get it to work...I reset the #1 WD drive to the factory setting (the jumper sideways like it said to leave it on the driver label) and #2 HD to slave and then went into BIOS and told it to automatically detect the hard drives...all went perfectly after that! Thanks to all who offered suggestions...

  • grrl May 11, 2010

    is the BIOS registering the Primary Master, Primary Slave, Secondary Master, Secondary Slave?

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