Having trouble with a slave drive. give me a hand please

By the_Joster
Aug 3, 2005
  1. Hey all
    I have a maxtor 4800rpm as my primary hdd and i wanted to link up an ibm deskstar 7200rpm just to dump off some data. the problem i am having is that my pc wants to boot the faster drive which has linux on. I need to boot windows from the slower drive so i can format the ibm hdd. Any ideas how i can get it to not look at that drive so i can boot from my slower drive. Or is there another way that i don't know of doing it. I did think about disconnecting my primary hdd and only have the ibm hdd format it with a windows boot disk but it seemed a lot of hassle.

    Would appreciate your help.

    Cheers :cool:
  2. tdeg

    tdeg TS Rookie Posts: 119

    Have you checked your boot sequence in your bios?
  3. the_Joster

    the_Joster TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    problem with slave drive.

    yeah I have checked the boot sequence and it is set to boot from my primary hdd0 and then floppy and then ls120. I wish is was that but it is not. Any other ideas perhaps
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