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Install OS in primary HD--KEEPS GOING TO SECONDARY

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by LisaInAZ23, Sep 2, 2004.

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  1. LisaInAZ23

    LisaInAZ23 Thread Starter

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    I have two HD on my computer. The secondary is only 1G and is used for backup. I reformatted the primary and tried to reinstall Windows ME and it automatically goes on the secondary. How do I get it to go onto the C Drive!?
    It doesnt give me the option. :confused:
     
  2. Rockn

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    FDISK the first drive and make the partition active. Just formatting the drive should not make the installation process not recognize the drive. Are the drives also jumpered correctly as primary and secondary?
     
  3. LisaInAZ23

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    How would I know if they were jumpered correctly?
     
  4. Rockn

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    Did you just put the drives in or have they always been in the PC? Normally when you install a new drive you need to jumper them so the PC and the OS knows which drive is master or slave on any given cable. The OS will generally only install on the Primary Master that has an active partition.
     
  5. brindle

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    Lisa you need to tell us the brand and model of your two HD's so someone can check on the proper jumper settings........
     
  6. LisaInAZ23

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    they are jumpered correctly since they have already been installed and were working properly. its a home made computer and I dont know the model #s.
     
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