Solved why does american megetrends is coming??

January 15, 2017 at 23:26:12
Specs: Windows 7
when i formatting a windows xp to windows 7 american megatrends is coming and showing that
Auto-detecting sec master..ATAPI CDROM:HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24N995 and
Auto-detecting 3rd master..IDE Hard Disk:ST3802110A 3.AAH

secondary slave drive - ATAPI Incompatible

is coming what to do now?? how to install windows 7 for my pc


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January 16, 2017 at 02:57:10
Check that the jumper on the back of the secondary slave drive is in the correct position.

If the other drive on that same ribbon cable is set to "Master", the secondary slave drive should be set to "Slave" using the jumper.


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January 16, 2017 at 05:50:36
Are you sure the system is capable of running Win7? The HDD capacity is low (80GB). How much RAM? Please post your system specs & include the number of IDE or SATA devices you have connected. Did you make any hardware changes?

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#3
January 16, 2017 at 20:45:26
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That is your BIOS, you probably need to access BIOS set up and indicate what drive is bootable and the boot order. And, yes, you will need to set the jumpers on the IDE drives. If one or more were set so that the cable position determines the master and slave you should reset all jumpers to master and slave. Your CD or DVD drive should be master on one cable and the primary boot drive should be the master on the other cable. Any other drives are slave on either cable. I recommend a storage drive to be on the cable with the optical drive because file transfers typically will be from CD to main drive or main drive to storage drive and being on opposite cables should improve transfer speed in my opinion. Please note that while Windows XP can comfortable fit on an 80GB drive, Windows 7 cannot. Windows 7 installs in about 65GB as a full install if I remember correctly but that does not leave enough room for paging file, virtual memory, System Restore, and other mandatory systems. I feel that a drive of 120GB or more is the practical minimum for the operating system and a few important programs. If you are using the same drive for storage then up that to a minimum of 500GB if your BIOS supports it or a separate drive otherwise. Note also that while XP could be installed with 1 or 2 GB of RAM (theoretically 500MB, but not really), Windows 7 can be installed with a minimum of 2GB but does not really operate properly below 3 or 4GB. If your system is not able to meet these requirements or there are no Windows drivers available for it you should stick with XP or replace the system entirely.

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