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Can't configure the Second H Drive

By shahid_prog ·
Hi There,
I just installed second hard drive on dell 4600.It doesnt detect it on my systems. I had maxtor from diff pc then wanted to install in this machine. it say not found. Some times if i can't see my primary hd as well. It tells me to press f1 to try and f2 to set up. Pl;ease advice

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by BFilmFan In reply to Can't configure the Secon ...

The DEll 4600 uses DMA/ATA-100 drives.

And it is asking you to update the BIOS since you changed drives.

Do you have the pins set correctly on these drives for Master/Slave/Cable Select?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Can't configure the Secon ...

enter setup as promptd and exit saving changes even though you didn't do anything except observe the new drive is detected.

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by glyall In reply to Can't configure the Secon ...

check the jumpers settings master, slave or cable select are your options.
Have two master settings on the same cable it won't work. Set the first drive to master connect it at the end of the cable. set the of drive to slave if on the same cable. If on the second cable check the setting of the cd/dvd drive. Set one to master and the other to slave on the second cable.

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