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I have an old st340014a hard drive which i would be using as a slave drive. all is ok when i first installed it on my computer. i noticed that it had 2 partitions as i saw it on "MY COMPUTER". i tried to delete that partition by inserting a WIN XP installer, which is succesfully done. but when i rebooted my pc, that drive was nowhere to be found. theres no icon anymore in "MY COMPUTER". but as i checked the device manager. it says that the device is working. the bios also detected it, but still i cant have an access to that particular drive what seems to be the problem??? need help ASAP.. thans.. god bless..

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Right click on my computer and go to manage.then click on disk management.

i have an old st340014a hard drive which i would - e9c0687.jpg

Then on right pane you will see your hard disk partition table..If you see something in black color or green color right click on that partition and select create new partition and create partition. once you create partition it will be in blue color,then you can go to my computer and see the partition you created there.

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Did you set the Master harddrive as master?

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What are the manufacturer names, and model numbers of the two harddrives?

If you just see something like - WD2500JB, that will work.

How many wire is the Flat IDE ribbon cable?

There are 40 wire versions, and 80 wire versions.

Notice I stated - Wire.
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Little weird, huh?

40 wire IDE ribbon cable, has Master harddrive at end of cable, Slave in middle.


As for, "Computer will not see it."

Not trying to insult your intelligence. Am trying to see if we are both on the same page.............

1) You go to My Computer, and there is no drive letter assigned to that harddrive you just installed?

If it is there, you double-click on it to open that harddrive.

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You must go to BIOS setup and follow the steps.God bless youHowever follow this steps:

Instructions
1
Remove the screws on your computer case and slide the cover off of the machine. Notice the hard drive bays in the front of the machine. The existing hard drive is installed in one of these bays.


2
Use the tweezers to set the jumper pins to "Slave" mode. The jumper pins are white connectors located on the back of the hard drive. Above the jumper pin section on the hard drive is the schema to set the drive to "Slave."




3
Insert the hard drive into the computer case bay underneath the existing drive. Screw in the drive and mount it to the case using the screws included with the hard drive packaging.


4
Connect the hard drive cable from the main hard drive to the secondary slave drive. There are two connectors on the hard drive cable. The very end of it is inserted into the main hard drive. The middle connection is used for the slave drive. Insert this secondary, middle connector into your newly installed drive.


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Insert one of the power supply cables into the back of the hard drive. This supplies electrical power to the device.


6
Replace the case cover back onto the machine. Ensure you replace the screws to properly fasten it to the computer case.

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Hello,

When you use external adapters to plug drives into USB ports the drive needs to be set for mast not slave. The internal drive is one one channel and external drive is on a different channel so neither drive is a slave, both are masters with not slave drive present. Try removing the jumper you installed and try the drive, it should be seen because all windows XP or later do not need drivers for USB drives.

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This situation leads me to believe that the CD or DVD drive is faulty,,or the install disc you are using is scratched or dirty.
Try cleaning the disc and begin again.
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I would suggest not even connecting the old drive to this computer. The stats on your new computer are pretty proficient for everyday personal use. I wouldn't use it has a slave drive considering it is pretty small and probably pretty old. You'd have to get some different adaptors to connect your 39 pin drive. Sorry if this isn't what you want to hear. I'm just a college student and this is what I'd do.

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