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Installing a second sata hdd

The problem is the computer wont boot when the second drive is installed and I cannot get the bios to recognise the second drive. Motherboard is pc chips K8 M861G. I have win xp on the hdd which works.

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Have you check the jumper setting in the drive and the connect it to slot 2 not the slot no 1

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