2 disks

By dhillonfc
Dec 25, 2004
  1. Hello there !!

    I have pentium 3 processor on my system.
    My master Hdd is a 40gb disk.
    When I try to connect a 5.3gb, it is not detected by the system.

    Please get me far.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    "not detected by the system" means what?

    When you connect ATA devices then they have to be either slave or master. On one cable there should be one slave and/or one master. The master/slave setting is done via jumper(s) on the devices.

    In BIOS setup set all the IDE devices to be auto-detected.

    In Windows you may have to partition and format the newly added drive.
  3. dhillonfc

    dhillonfc TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16


    My BIOS settings are set to auto-detect mode.
    And the smaller disk is working in my friends house, so there is no
    question of partioning.
    When I tried to make the smaller disk stand alone, it wasn't detected
    by windows.
    But, when I boot from a floppy, that disk is accessable.
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