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Old 09-09-2005, 01:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, I tried to install a new harddrive in my PC, a maxtor 80 gig, but when it is hooked up and I boot the system, it just brings up a black screen. It is not even registering the existance of the main 40gig drive anymore. I Tried the jumpers on cable select and also on slave and still nothing. Once I remove the 80 gig, everything goes back to normal. Any Ideas what might be giving me the issue and how it can be resolved?


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Old 09-09-2005, 06:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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CHECK! The jumpers again, it must be: old one (40Gb) MASTER(probably it isn't so), new one (80GB) Slave.
It shouldn't be any problem.
Hope everything will be ok!

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Old 09-09-2005, 10:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yae, sometimes if you have a single drive in your system, even if it's jumpered incorrectly your system will recognize it as a master. It's not until you put another drive in there you realize it's not jumpered correctly.
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