XP does not a slave drive with XP installed

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?

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#1
September 15, 2010 at 12:34:15
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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#2
September 15, 2010 at 12:43:11
Does the bios see the drive as slave? You should see this on the bios summary screen before going into Windows.

We are talking ide and not sata correct?


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#3
September 15, 2010 at 13:07:58
good point wanderer, without knowing, it could be a sata drive. Would be nice if the posters would give that information too ;-)

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#4
September 15, 2010 at 13:53:35
It's IDE and yes I used the same ribbon cable as the primary dirve.
I'm going to check Setup and make sure that the slave dirve is enabled. I will also try cable select.

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