aljetmet September 15, 2010 at 12:27:33 Specs: Windows XP
I am upgrading my hard drive. I pulled the original drive from my PC and installed XP on my new drive. I then put back the original drive and made it a slave. I used the correct black on the master and grey on the slave data ribbon. Also made sure the jumpers were correct. Disk Management sees the drive but did not assign a dirve letter. I cannot partition the drive nothing. Should I just make it a master drive again and just format it? pull it and then make it a slave as a clean dirve?
without knowing your PC brand all I can add is, if you set the jumpers correctly on the old drive and attached it to the same ribbon as your master drive (there is usually a 2nd hookup on the ribbon cable) it should work and be recognized. Another way is to buy a cheap adapter cable or a Hard drive caddy (usb) that would be even better.
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