Works with one hardrive, but not with two.

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onibox

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Hi, I'm having a problem with my hardrives. I want both my primary hardrive and secondary hardrive to be recognized, but I can only get one to be recognized in certain settings.

I have:
- 1 hardrive (hardrive A) set to master, with operating system
- 1 hardrive (hardrive B) set to slave, just data
- IDE cable with one black connector and one grey connector

When I connect only A to the black connector, everything loads fine.
When I connect only A to the grey connector, I get the error "no operating system found"
When I have A connected to the black connector and B connected to the grey connector, I also get "no operating system found"
Same problem when I have A conncted to the grey and B connected to the black.

I tried switching between the settings master/slave and cable connect, but no change.
It seems like the grey connector is working, as it affects the black connector when something is attached to it.

Anyone have an idea of what the problem is? It's driving me insane!
 
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Check your CMOS and set it to auto detect your second drive. On your ribbons, your master will be connected to the end, & you should have a second one on the same ribbon, connect to slave, make sure the RED strip is on the power side.
 
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