Making SATA Primary Driver When it is my Only Hard Drive

By brazuca
Jan 16, 2008
  1. I looked through many forums, but couldn't find out how to do this.

    I only have one hard drive its a SATA 160gb. I am currently using it right now, and it is the only hard drive in my computer.

    For some reason its in the third driver slot on Bios, and I don't know how to get it into Primary. On the bottom right of the screen next to the clock there is a "Safely Remove Hardware" icon and when I click it, it asks me to safely remove my hard drive.

    Can anyone tell me how I can make it my primary driver, especially since it is my only hard drive...
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    This is an internal connection.
    The sata data cable needs to be reconnected into the 1st sata port (but actually doesn't matter)

    As for the usb thing, some M/b report Sata HDD as USB, you cannot disconnect it in Windows
  3. brazuca

    brazuca TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It is in the 1st SATA port. If I put it on the 2nd it recognizes it as the 4th driver...

    The Safely Remove Hardware isn't an usb its the hard drive, If I click it the computer crashes.

    I have no idea why my hard drive isn't being detected as primary...
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    OK if you have ATA (IDE) ports on the M/b they are probably the Master 1 and 2.
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