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Changing SCSI HHD to ATA

By Happylover27 ·
I was recently given a PC which was using a SCSI hard drive, but I want to install my own hard drive (ATA), BIOS recognizes the HHD, but will not boot up. Please help!!

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I'm taking it that you can actually boot off an IDE HDD

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Changing SCSI HHD to ATA

So you'll need to change the Boot Order in BIOS to what is generally accepted as the best way of doing things. Your first Boot Device should be the A Drive Followed by the CD ROM Drive and then the IDE 0 Drive.

Depending on the M'Board involved it may always default to the SCSI though as the first boot device.

If this is the case you'll need to remove the SCSI HDD and load your OS onto the ATA drive and not just rely on cloning the SCSI Drive to the ATA Drive as the correct drivers will not be installed.

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