Originally Posted by DeXx15
and i found that i have 2 back up Jumpers and 2 back up...band cables... look
so...where would i put the jumpers...If i want to install WinXP on the 40GB and just music,games,movies just general entertainment on 160GB so that means that the 40GB is the master? and the 160GB is the slave? so when do i put the jumpers? here are the extras i found (cables and jumper)
Glad to see you have some extra jumpers there. I find at this time a 40gb would be rather cramped if you have a good number of programs going on. Of course here I work with audio and video capturing that loves to chew up drive space real fast.
You can actually have both drives either way there. I would simply use the 160gb as the master and OS drive allowing for later upgrading the 40gb to a larger storage drive. With the prices on satas coming down I'm wiating to grab a new 1terabyte WD GP model for strictly storage and move Vista onto the second 500gb sata now in use for storing files. That would allow Linux, OS X, or evem Solaris 10 to share the 250gb ide now seeing Vista on it.
Besides swapping cables and putting a known working drive in and still not seeing results the next step is taking a look at the bios settings to see if the ide controller was disabled. Once you have selected which will see Windows on it you simply highlight hard drives in the boot order section of the bios and press enter to bring up the list of drives. You then move the OS drive to the top of the list to make it the default boot drive.