How to arrange multi hard disk on PC

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rockballad

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Hi there,

I have 2 hard disks, 1 CD-ROM and 1 CD-RW; 2 cables, each is able to plug 2 disks (HD or CD). When I booted computer, I saw
- Primary master
- Primary slave
- Secondary master
- Secondary slave

I tried some ways, but some of them didn't enable the computer to load Windows (XP). Both 2 HD have Windows installed. They had master/slave pin too.

Please tell me how to plug which device to which cable as well as set master/slave PIN on HD.

Thanks a lot!
 
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well. here it goes:
1. the hdisk containing ur Os will be master and the other one slave.{both on primary level}
2. Ur CDRW will be master n ur CD R will be slave[ on secondary level]
3. well ther is an option called cable select, if u can do this its ok or else u need to put the jumper on the Hdisks n CD drives corresponding to their states[i.e master or slave]

4. the first cable[IDE cable] having 2 slots can connect to the 2 hdisks.
5. use the other cable to connect the other CD drives.
6. boot up n chek ur BIOS for devices that have been detected..

This should work up.
 
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