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HDD not recognized as primary master

My HDD drive on my new computer (with a gigabyte MB N650SLI-DS4L) is not being detected under the BIOS as primary master, and therefore am unable to install windows operating system.

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  • Ibby1kanobi May 25, 2008

    It's being shown only under slave, and I am unable to change it to master at all. It will not let me install XP while its under slave.

  • Ibby1kanobi May 30, 2008

    SATA II

  • Ibby1kanobi May 30, 2008

    SATA II

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Hi

Is your harddrive IDE or SATA?

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