the bios will not recognize my ide h.d

February 25, 2011 at 19:26:47
Specs: Windows XP
my computer will not recognize the ide hard drive

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February 25, 2011 at 19:36:58
Perhaps you need to set the jumper switches on the hard drive. The default is on CS, cable select, perhaps you need it as the master or slave? An IDE cable normally has two pluggins for devices. The connection at the end of the cable is master and the other is called the slave. Running your hand from the board where it is plugged in, the first connection is the slave, and the one at the very end is the master. Depending on where the hard drive is plugged in you have to set the jumper accordingly. Is this a new drive or possibly a dead old one?

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February 26, 2011 at 05:19:18
It'd help if we knew your system specs (make and model), so we can advise of possible settings that might need changing.

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