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willie01

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I am adding a second hard drive to my computer and I can't get the drive set up properly. I installed the drive, used the software that was provided by Maxtor for the 120gig ATA drive. the software found the drive but it's showing up as a secondary master. I'm getting an error message when I try ti install Windows XP. The message is; can't find NDLSR. How do I set the BIOS to make the new hard drive my primary master? It's showing my CD Rom as the primary master and my hard drive as the secondary master.
 
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um you might simply try switching the plugs on the ide ports on the motherboard. however, i dont think it matters which is primary master and which is secondary master as long as they are not inline with each other (like for master and slave).

as far as the ndlsr problem :confused: :confused:
 

dustyjay

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try setting both drives to cable select withthe jumpers. Maxtor seems to like this setting. then connect the new drive to the end of the cable and the old drive to middle connector then plug the motherboard end into IDE 1. Then your ne wmaxtor will show up as primary master.
 

willie01

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Thanks dustylay I set the drives to cable select and the computer works fine.
 
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