Installing a slave drive (XP) in Windows 7

January 1, 2011 at 16:29:39
Specs: Windows 7
I have taken the drive from my old computer (ran on XP) and tried to install it as a slave on a new computer that runs Windows 7. (computer is SATA but old computer was IDE) The drive is a Mayxtor and the jumper is supposed to be removed altogether to make it a slave. Cables seem to be installed right but the computer is not recognizing the slave at all. IS there something I need to do to get the computer to recognize the slave drive?

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#1
January 1, 2011 at 16:34:02
Set the jumper to Slave. It should pick it up then.

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#2
January 1, 2011 at 17:11:26
if it's the only drive on the IDE cable, set it to master.

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#3
January 1, 2011 at 18:15:38
I hope you aren't expecting to boot up the XP operating system off this drive.
And if it is the only drive on the IDE controller then set it to master or CS. If there is an optic drive sharing the cable you have to have one as master and other as slave, or both as CS.

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