Issue booting SATA Internal Caddy

Dell INSPIRON 1520
July 22, 2010 at 00:36:42
Specs: XP Pro, 3GB
I've just installed an internal caddy on my pc. The pc has its own internal hard drive on primary master, the caddy is secondary master. the pc wont boot, it just sits on the motherboard screen if there is no drive in the caddy. how do i fix this?

caso1992


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#1
July 22, 2010 at 08:33:13
Go into your BIOS and add the new drive and make sure you set which drive you boot from first in the boot order. Make sure the jumper is set to master on the new drive and if you have an IDE CDROM on that same cable, make sure its jumper is set to slave..

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#2
July 22, 2010 at 12:39:59
Wonder if somehow you got the connectors upside down.

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#3
July 22, 2010 at 14:37:02
I've done the BIOS, ill try the jumpers

caso1992


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#4
July 22, 2010 at 15:08:22
Is the caddy for IDE or SATA drives?

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#5
July 23, 2010 at 01:11:17
caddy itself is an sata, but i've used a sata-ide converter as the mother board is ide

caso1992


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#6
July 23, 2010 at 05:57:17
Do you also have a second drive of some sort on the secondary IDE channel? If so, try jumpering using CS for all on the secondary channel.

How old is your computer?

If that suggestion doesn't help then you may need to either keep a drive in the bay or use an add in SATA controller card.

I suspect the issue is related to the converter. Those things are not 100%.


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#7
July 23, 2010 at 06:30:38
I've just installed an internal caddy on my pc

What PC is this? Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop as per your stat?

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#8
July 23, 2010 at 23:28:04
nah its an old pc im justing using for cloning drives.

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