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Large H/Drive

By Degs
Dec 29, 2005
  1. I have just bought a Maxtor+nine 200Gb hard drive on Ebay and my computer can not see it. I have had the jumper on slave with the installed H/D on master and tried just running the new drive as master with the installed one unplugged.
    Degs
    The black plug is indeed plugged into the new hard drive on its own, on starting the screen reads "Auto-detecting Pri Master = Not Detected.
    Then goes on to say "Boot Failure" insert boot diskette in A drive.
    ( I am running XP Pro)
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Just checking.. "can not see" means what?

    It is also importand what plug you plug into what when you use 80-wire IDE cables. Are you sure the black connector goes to the master and the greay one to slave?

    And since it's eBay.. you might have been just plain shafted and bought a dead drive :p
     
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