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Old 10-03-2006, 03:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am going to fit a second hd to my dell dimension 9150 pc.

The drive that is in there now is sata and the one I am going to fit as a second drive is IDE. I have an IDE connector on the motherboard and an IDE cable.
My question is, do I have to clear the cmos after I have fit the drive for about 10 seconds then reconnect the cmos jumper back to its original position? and will I have to do anything in the bios?
This is troubleing me a little.


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Old 10-03-2006, 03:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you wont have to clear the cmos, you may have to go into your bios settings and make sure its still booting from the sata drive and to make sure the ide hard drive is detected

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Old 10-03-2006, 04:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thankyou, will have a go tomorrow.
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