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Old 05-22-2005, 06:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Problem installing secondary IDE HDD on comp w/ SATA HD

My computer's boot Hard Drive is a SATA Seagate. When I tried installing an 80 gig WD IDE as a secondary storage drive (set as cable select and on Slave attachment on ribbon cable) the computer wouldn't go to Windows, but would say NTLDR is Missing.

How do I get my comp to start up w/ the SATA drive and use the second HDD as a storage drive? On my other comp I did it with 2 IDE drives and it was no problem.
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Old 05-22-2005, 06:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What's on your IDE hard drive?

Sounds like windows wrote some windows file's when it was a slave under windows.

Go into your bios (delete key upon booting most likely) and set your SATA drive as the primary boot
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Old 05-22-2005, 07:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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There's no way for me to set my SATA drive as the primary boot. The only option is "Hard Disk."
My primary is floppy, secondary is hard disk.
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