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Slave drive how do I install a new hard drive into my xp pro dell desktop system? if you can please be very detailed, so that I don't make any more stupid mistakes than I already have. thank you in advance for the help.

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If you do know how to install hardrives to your computer, this will be fairly simple.

check the back of your hard drive and look for the pins. there will be a connector there that will indicate if the hard drive is a master or slave. put the jumper into slave.

after doing that. connect your hard drive to the ide cable. since it is a slave hard drive, put it in the 2ndary ide slot on that cable. you can either do this on the primary ide cable or the 2ndary ide cable.

restart your computer.

done

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