Computer won't boot when old primary drive set to slave
What I am trying to do is install the primary drive from my old computer as the slave in my new (hand me down) computer.
I'll type what I have done so far in a sec, but my current problem is that when I attach the drive, the computer recognises it as a secondary drive after the memory check, but then before it can get to the WINDOWS XP loading screen, it goes to another black screen (a box at the top listing the CPU details, the primary drive details, the CD ROM details and the secondary drive details) and then freezes with a flashing underscore at the end of the secondary drive details.
So, what have I done so far?
Well rightly or wrongly I firstly created a floppy boot disk on my old computer, booted from it, did an "fdisk", enabled large disk support, created a partition and set the partition to active, and then did a "Format c:". Not sure if it worked as I've never done anything like that before, but it did have all the warnings about losing everything from the HD and I did press Y.
The primary drive in the new computer has the jumpers on Master, and I have been successfully using another secondary drive on it that has no jumpers (ie. set to slave) and used at the end of the cable. However, on this newly formatted drive when I remove the jumpers from CS Enabled to make it a slave and attach it to the end of the cable (just like I did successfully with this other secondary drive), the abovementioned problem that I described earlier happens.
Any fixes / advice would be greatly appreciated.