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installed slave but wont boot to windows xp screen

By peters_van69 ·
I installed a second hard drive as a slave, and everytime i try to boot it, it wont start up. the computer recognizes both drives in bios and the cables are plugged in correctly. however, when i dissconnect the slave, it boots up fine. please help.

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Check the jumpers on the back of the 'slave' .....

by OldER Mycroft In reply to installed slave but wont ...

Make sure it's not set to 'MASTER'.

Better still, check the original hard drive - if it is set to 'CABLE SELECT' - do the same with the second hard drive.

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THe slave is set to slave and master to master

by peters_van69 In reply to Check the jumpers on the ...

the hard drives have the jumpers in the right place, and bios recognizes the 2 hard drives as master and slave and they arent on cable select. my computer wont load the windows xp screen, it seems like it is about to, but then it goes back to the utility screen and asks me to boot in safe mode or start normally. everything works fine right up until it tryies to load the windows xp screen. so what else could be wrong?

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