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Primary IDE master - CD ROM
Secondary IDE master - Hard disk
This indicates that each drive is on a separate cable. If they were both on the same cable the would both be either primary or both be secondary, depending on which port they were plugged into on the motherboard. It is the cable that determines whether they are primary or secondary and Jumpers that determines whether they are slave or master.
SM-ST3802110A is you hard disk
PM-HL-DT-ST GCE-8 is your CD Drive
You need to set the boot order in the BIOS.
You need to move the CD drive to no 1 in the boot order.
Hard drive to Number 2
Floppy to Number 3
And disabled to no 4
It matters little if the Hard disk on on primary or secondary. Windows will quite happily boot from a secondary, even the secondary slave if you tell it to. It is the boot order in the BIOS that matters.
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