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Old 7th November 2007, 09:27 AM   #1
AndrewT is offline AndrewT  Scotland
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Hi,
built up a PC with XP os.
small HDD (10GB) for the OS.
adding a second big HDD (320GB) confuses the PC at boot up. It looks at the second empty HDD and tells me to insert a boot disc.
I have both HDD on the same IDE cable. The OS HDD has the jumper set to master and the empty HDD is set to cable select. It does not say which pins are jumpered for slave (OFF), only other option is master (ON).
The other IDE socket is connected to the CDrom.

What have I done wrong?

PS it tells me I have only 28days to activate. What's the solution?
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Old 7th November 2007, 09:43 AM   #2
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You need the second (empty) drive set to slave. This is usually with no jumper at all - so try removing it. I assume that the 28 days to activate refers to the operating system. If it is Windows this will be by Microsoft or one of their representatives. The instructions will be with the O/S documentation.

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Old 7th November 2007, 09:51 AM   #3
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the master needs to be at the end of the cable... then you could maybe try both in CS...
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Old 7th November 2007, 09:55 AM   #4
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The jumper needs to be totally removed from an IDE drive to be properly recognised as a slave.

Also check in BIOS that the drives are correctly set for boot - this should be under 'Boot order - Hard disk drives' or similar.

The primary drive on the first IDE connector is usually HD0, but the BIOS will recognise the drive size as well.

You have to activate the OS online. You can do this by phone, fax or online. If you make any major changes to the hardware you will have to reactivate, if you need to reformat and reinstall you will have to reactivate. To MS credit, they don't usually don't create too much of a fuss if you do it a reasonable number of times.
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Old 7th November 2007, 10:17 AM   #5
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jumper removed. It boots up correctly.
Why can't Maxtor say that on the master/slave/cable select options?

Thanks.

Where is the best location for the second HDD?
on IDE1 or IDE2 shared with the CDrom?
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Old 7th November 2007, 10:19 AM   #6
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the master needs to be at the end of the cable... then you could maybe try both in CS...
Hi Nordic, The master was on the end, and the second was on the intermediate plug.

What is CS?
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Old 7th November 2007, 10:21 AM   #7
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cable select, it may also work with the suggestion of both open as stated above... I just noted it, as on some motherboards you can have everything right and the cable will still hamper you if not set up correctly.
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You have to activate the OS online. You can do this by phone, fax or online. If you make any major changes to the hardware you will have to reactivate, if you need to reformat and reinstall you will have to reactivate. To MS credit, they don't usually don't create too much of a fuss if you do it a reasonable number of times.
I tried, but the freephone number took me through a long entry process and eventually came back with already registered and hung me up.
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cable select, it may also work with the suggestion of both open as stated above... I just noted it, as on some motherboards you can have everything right and the cable will still hamper you if not set up correctly.
I understand now.
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Device manager shows a Yellow Q mark at other devices.
How do I identify which device it cannot see properly?
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