New secondary hard drive

By Rengade
Apr 9, 2006
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  1. Hi, i am trying to fit a 80 gig harddrive into a computer for a friend, he only wants it as storage so i have put it as the Secondary master, there is also a CDRW on the secondary slave. I have these both on cable select. In DOS the harddrive is recognised, it is also found in device manager, but i can't seem to get it to appear in my computer for use.

    Help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    Tom.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techpot.

    It might be better for you to connect the new drive to the primary ide channel as a slave drive. If you really must use the secondary ide channel, set the drive up via it`s jumpers as master and then set the cd-rw as slave. Don`t use cable select.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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