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Recently my Western Dig. 40gb hard drive went dead I have another just like it that I installed now it won't boot up.it says (drive not ready -system halted) Do I need to use the jumper or not?Also what connector do I use on the 80 pin the very end OR? HELP

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Use the cable select jumper setting, you'll need to reintall your OS on the drive before it is able to boot.

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