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Old 09-02-2006, 03:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question New Hard drive problems..please help (jumpers=[)

Hey whats going on everyone. Today i purchased a Western Digital EDIE HD 7200RPM 80GB. The old hard drive in this pc died awhile ago so i bought a new one. My problem is that when i boot the pc with the hard drive installed BIOS dosent reconize it. I have a good feeling that its the jumper settings on the HD..I always have problems getting a pc to find a HD..This will be the only HD in the pc..so i figured it should be mastered..but im stuck..this pc's for my little sister..so i would really like to make progress and install an OS after this..
So anyone that wishes to help me i appricate it alot, so does my sister..
Thanks again,Steve
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Check this:

1.might be a dead ribbon cable (IDE cable)
2. set the jumper to master if its a Primary HD
3.Go to BIOS and set the Primary HD to auto and the secondary to none (if ur not using a second HD)
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well i tryed a diffrent IDE cable and it showed in BIOS so im now installing windows xp
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glad we could help you!
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ya wat he said
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Its running like a dream.. just wanna say thanks again!!
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