MY old computer broke down so i got a new one of a friend.
His original harddrive is SEAGATE Barracuda ATA IV – 80 GB but i want to put my old hardrive in which is a SEAGATE Barracuda 7200 10 – 320 GB.
When i try to swap them i get the error:
Secondary IDE Channel no 80 conductor cable installed.
Primary master hard disk failed.
When i put the jumper in the same HDD then the screen just freezes on detecting IDE Drives.
However, when i plug the 80GB harddrive in which came with the computer using the same cables it boots up as normal.
Also i know the 320 HDD i'm trying to put in works for sure and have tested it.
I'm pretty sure it's not the cable.
I compared both cables and HDD Pins and they are the same.
I also took one of the cables from the old computer and plugged it into the new one.
The 320GB hard drive still did not load but the 80GB did.
I managed to be able to boot from the CD now.
When i have the 320GB HDD in and i boot from cd to re-install windows it gets up to the last screen which says there is no HDD connected to the computer.
The computer is just having trouble detecting the 320GB HDD.
Tried but no success... :(
I tried flushing the bios too...
The strange thing is that the 320GB worked as a secondary HDD on my brothers computer but when i try to put it to run as primary i get the same error.
My brothers HDD worked fine on the new computer which im trying to use the 320GB HDD on and vice versa... but i cant even run the 320GB as secondary on the new computer.
The cables on my brothers computer and the new computer are also exactly the same.