1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Correctly setting jumpers for two IDE hard drives

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by brainwave89, Mar 18, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. brainwave89

    brainwave89 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2007
    Messages:
    385
    I have two Western Digital pata hard drives on a computer that has one IDE controller going to both hard drives. I have the black colored connector going to the master and the grey connector going to the slave.
    The slave does not have an OS, it has just data.

    With no pins in the master the master boots fine to XP Pro.
    What combination of jumper settings will I need so that XP Pro drive boots and sees the slave drives data?

    Thanks!
     
  2. rainforest123

    rainforest123

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2004
    Messages:
    8,256
    Which WD HDDs?

    Instead of using black & gray, as colors vary from manufacturer to manufacturers, use terms, please, such as middle and far end. I will assume that the near / close end is the connector you connect to the motherboard / main printed circuit board.

    Which motherboard have you?

    For future reference, I suggest that you start a hardware thread in the hardware forum.
    ;)

    Western Digital jumper settings, about 2/3 of the way down.
    http://hardwarehell.com/jumpers.shtml

    RF123
     
  3. brainwave89

    brainwave89 Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2007
    Messages:
    385
    Thank you Rainforest123.

    They are both WD800 (WD Caviar) 80GB hard drives.

    The connector furthest from the motheboard is connecting to the master. The connector closest to the motherboard is connecting to the slave drive.

    The motherboard is a KT4AV-L - Microstar Micro-star MSI.

    Your right, the hardware forum would have been more appropriate.

    I will look at the link. I will update this thread on my progress.
     
  4. rainforest123

    rainforest123

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2004
    Messages:
    8,256
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/694451

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice