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How do i use my second hard drive on my computer?

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  • Oliver Nitch-Smith May 11, 2010

    Need more info on whether the drive is actually connected to your computer.

    If it is, can you see it when you go to 'My Computer'

    If you can, what happens when you click on it

    Also what Operating System ie, Windoes 2000/XP/Vista etc


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Youre first hard drive is a primary master,,and the other one use the secondary master..remember same ide cable..and always check the jumper setting of youre two hard rives!?!?! because if not change the setting's youre pc is not boot or start window's

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