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Hard Drive problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cscsonline, Apr 19, 2004.

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  1. cscsonline

    cscsonline Thread Starter

    Apr 19, 2004
    I moved my old hard drive from my old PC to a new one I bought and installed it as a slave to the new hard drive in the new PC. I also tried it with the jumper settings set to cable select.
    However, on both settings the new PC refused to boot up whenever the old hard drive was connected via the grey cable connector. I even tried it as the master drive with the balck cable connector.
    Are some older hard drives incompatible with new motherboards or could it something else?
  2. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    If the old drive was installed [in the old computer] with a drive overlay program, then it will not play well with other drives. It sounds like you have configured the drive correctly; CS and put it on the grey cable.

    Some things to check.
    Are both ide channels enabled in the bios and set to AUTO? Some brands of drives have a jumper setting for "Master multiple drive" If the drive in your new computer has this setting, you MAY need to set the jumper this way.
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