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I have a gateway and am trying to replace my current hard drive with the Western Digital Caviar WD400BB 40 GB Hard drive . I currently have 2 maxtor drives in that are op as 1 partition. I hook it up but its not seeing it. I want to format it and load windxp home

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During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
(note after you have loaded the operating system you must go back and change the first boot device to your hard drive)
The BIOS is AMI. Under ADVANCED SETUP:
The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include:
IDE-0 means Pri master ?
IDE-1 means Pri slave ?
IDE-2 means Sec master ?
IDE-3 means Sec slave ?

hope this helps

Master/Slave designation is determined by jumpers on IDE drives. Most drives have adequate markings on them to identify these jumper positions. If not marked clearly, you will need the manufacturer's data to determine that designation.
If you are curious about a working system just power-up in set-up mode (usually by depressing (f1-or-f2) during boot-up sequence, your system-bios will display this information for you.

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    Brian Sullivan Apr 01, 2011

    One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive
    Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA
    the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty

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http://www.lyberty.com/tech/hard_drives/WD_Caviar_WD400BB_specs/index.html

Above is the link to set the jumper on the 40GB to Slave.
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