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I have a Gateway 7310s, 160gb I just purchased a 750gb hd and wish to install as another hard drive or a slave drive, do I need another cable? How do these work after install what do I do, add, or adjust? in detail please.

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I had the same problem hector, I don't know if you figured it out yet, but you can't have a hard drive and an optical drive (dvd/cd/ect..) on the same IDE cable. It just won't work, the only explanation I've heard that made much sense to me was that there is too much of a discrepancy in their relative speeds (I have not found out if that's true though).

Your only solution is to either keep switching the cable every time you need one or the other or to buy an adapter to convert one of the ide's to sata, usb, firewire, ect...what ever you do have an extra of.

I just got the cheapest hard drive case I could find, internal ide and external usb, I use it like a giant (lol) portable drive now. I used newegg (20 bucks w/ shipping), I'm sure you can find cheaper now.

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Boot from a Linux Live-CD and recover your personal files - copy them to an USB stick. Next boot from the Recovery CD and do a complete reinstall, it's too late to do anything else.

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Your Os should have the main automatically, keep the other drives as slave unless they are usb then they should auto pick up when you start up your pc for sata drives you got to buy sata connectors and make sure your motherboard has more then just 1 sata connection. After you find out how many you have on your motherboard from bottom to top is 123 so if u have 3 then if you want like if you have a music hard drive and you want it to be first then put it at the bottom 2 and so on.. don't forget to set them as slaves

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