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I just installed a new hard drive on my desktop pc. This is a second hard drive because my current one is getting full. I followed directions jumpering the new drive as the slave but my computer is not recognizing the new drive. Do I have to pull out my old drive and jumper it master? Is this all I need to do?

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Most computers use the cable select setting to jumper the drive. Try that setting and see if the new drive is seen in BIOS.

Once seen in BIOS, then boot to XP and initialize the drive in Disk management.

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