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Old 03-02-2006, 05:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default master primary drive?

how do i connect a sata hard drive so that its master primary? i put it in the sata1 slot and it still comes up as 3rd master.

also, when i put in the windows disk, it says "error loading OS"

newegg wont rma the windows upgrade disk.. wonderful

this thing is really just one big headache... i wish i could just sell it

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Old 03-02-2006, 05:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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shouldent there be a jumper on the HDD? If not look in you're bios settings.

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Old 03-02-2006, 06:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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what does that look like?

cause im not sure what that is
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Old 03-02-2006, 06:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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SATA drives don't have jumpers. put the SATA cable in a different motherboard plug.
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Old 03-03-2006, 12:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i'm assuming your system is something like: ide drive as primary master, dvd drive as secondary master and you have just added an sata drive? that is why it says third master because basically ALL sata drives operate as a master
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