[SOLVED] hard drive install

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comeaugn

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I am trying to install a second hard drive. It is detected when I disconnect the original drive and set up the new drive as master. When I install the new drive as slave it is not detected. I have tried different jumper settings but no luck.
 

~Candy~

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Where is it detected? The bios setup? Is it a Western Digital drive? What's the other one? Per chance, does the one drive have a software overlay program like EZ-Bios controlling it?
 

comeaugn

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Thx for the response, Aca. The new HD is detected in setup when it is the only one connected. I don't have EZ Bios (that I can see anyway). Setup doesn't recognize the new drive as the primary but gives me a primary option of all zeros as the primary drive. It seems I can choose the new drive as primary slave. They probably shouldn't let 50 yo children play with these things.
 

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How about a little information? The make/model of the MB, the date of the BIOS, and the make/model of the drives in question. Also, you do realize that drives like the WD have different jumpering when they're the only drive than when they're the master with a slave, right?
 

comeaugn

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Thanks all for the help. John had the nature of my stupidity about right. I didn't realize that the jumpers were diff for single vs master or slave.
 
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