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Installing 2nd hard drive from old machine into new machine

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dehlerdr, Jan 20, 2007.

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  1. dehlerdr

    dehlerdr Thread Starter

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    My old E-machine power supply died so I purchased a COMPAQ SR1834nx. There is room for additional drives. When I installed the drive from my old machine it wouldn't boot up. What do I need to do to install my old drive?
     
  2. JohnWill

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    You need to jumper it properly. I suspect your Compaq, being reasonably new, is jumpered for CS (cable select). Jumper the old drive the same way, and then connect it.
     
  3. norton850

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    Hi and welcome

    Please provide a little information if you can. Your new system does it have a SATA hard drive? The drive you took from your old system is most likely an IDE drive. Does it have a different looking cable than your new one? How did you hook up your old drive? Meaning does it share any cables with other drives lke a CD or DVD drive.
     
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    As happens many times when a power supply goes out it can take other components with. One component that I have lost frequently due to power supply failure is the hard drive. And many times the now bad hard drive will cause the computer not to boot even if it jumpered properly and installed as slave. It is possible that this is what has happened.
     
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