Problems with motherboard detecting HD as secondary

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evo22

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I am migrating my motherboard (IWILL - KK266) over from an old case with a 300WT Power supply to a new case and a different HD. I'm having a problem with the Motherboard recognizing the 40G HD as a primary master. It's showing up as secondary drive and won't boot. I tried switching cables; pin assignments and using a good drive that works on one of my other PCs. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Make sure that your 40 gig has the right jumper settings set to master and the other HD is set either as slave or variable select. Variable select on the secondary HD with the master set to master jumper settings will usually get you to where you need to go.
 
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Are you trying to install a drive that already has an Operating System on it?
Are you sure you are using the right plug location on the motherboard?
How many other drives are installed?
 

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Do you mean Slave instead of Secondary? Primary/Secondary refers to the iDE connectors on the motherboard. Master/Slave refers to the drives jumper assignments. In the later case you must make sure the drive is jumpered on the back for Master and not Slave or Cable Select. There's a legend on the drive to help with placing the jumper right. You might also want to make sure the boot order in the BIOS is set right; to boot off the hard drive.
 

evo22

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Thank you all for your suggestions......I will give them a try and let you know if the problem is solved.

Note: The drive is the only one I'm installing and it does have an OS(Windows 2K) on it which I intend on changing.
 
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