Ok well everything went fine and it wiped and then formated instantly.
Everything was great and i put a few files on there and everything was running smooth, i was telling my friend how much i <3 computers when they work and basically was happy and was going to go to bed.
Then i thought what the ****! Why don't i fix up my cables and clean some dust out and make it all pretty. Well after shutting it down turning it back on. Well.
First it gets to the loading screen of Windows Vista and just sits there, which i though it could be doing something with the new drive so i left it for 5 minutes and still nothing. So i played around with settings to see if something was wrong but when i checked bios it now only showed my 250gig and a 80gig not 250 80 and 40.
So i reset the bios and cmos and still nothing.
Then i tried to take one of the drives out thinking the 40 gig was screwed, and it worked (can't tell if i was happy or not). Then i shut down to see if it would work now, but when i shut down the Windows is shutting down would appear and the monitor and leds would go off, but the power and fans stayed on in the computer. WTF!
So after some random poop it stopped doing that and i was still wtfing over why it wasn't working, so i tried using it (40gig) and my windows/other (250gig) and taking out the 80. Now to my surprise it worked! (Kinda happy) but it also made it more confusing.
Then i tried both again and it can't get passed the windows loading screen. So then i tried straightening the HDD cabble and using different power plugs for each drive. Still no luck.
Why the frick can't it boot with both the 80 and the 40. They are both IDE and my 250 is sata.
1. Won't boot together, also only shows the 80 (and 250) when booting together in bios.
2. 80 (and 250) will boot on there own.
3. 40 (and 250) will boot on there own.
I also ran HDtune on them and they looked fine.
EDIT: Oh and btfw its now 1:00am and i have school in 7 hours. >:@ Time for a ragesleep
I am off school because i slept in >:X
Tripple post but i really need help!
Edit: Ok i just read some stuff about IDE drives from google and i was looking at master drives and slaves. From what i can understand, the connector with 3 plugs (one for motherboard and 2 for hard drives) makes 1 drive the slave and the other a master to boot from?
I pretty sure i haven't read this correctly but if i am right then how can i set both IDE's to be slaves, or is there another solution and i am just being retarded.
Also can a mod change the title to "Hard drive won't work together" or something like that.
Issue was resolved, shows what a bit of reading can do.