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How to arrange multi hard disk on PC

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rockballad, Jul 17, 2007.

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  1. rockballad

    rockballad Thread Starter

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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!
     
  2. shaheel16

    shaheel16

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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.
     
  3. rockballad

    rockballad Thread Starter

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    Thanks so much! I'll try and report here later!

    Have a nice day!
     
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