General discussion

Locked

master/slave

By short4tx ·
I have 2 hard disks and I need to know how to access the slave.I can't operate any programs from it.If you can tell me where to study the subject,I would appreciate it.

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

13 total posts (Page 1 of 2)   01 | 02   Next
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

master/slave

by timwalsh In reply to master/slave

Need some more information:

What operating system are you using?
Did the slave originally exist as a master on another computer?
If not, how were the programs installed on the slave?

Collapse -

master/slave

by short4tx In reply to master/slave

The question was auto-closed by TechRepublic

Collapse -

master/slave

by TheChas In reply to master/slave

1. Both Drives need to be configured properly.
The master will be the C: / boot drive.
The jumpers on the drive must be set for master with slave present.
The slave will be drive
The jumpers must be set to slave.

If either drive has multiple logical drives, the remaing drives will follow in sequence.

Then, both drives need to be enabled in BIOS settings.

Next, if the slave is a 'new' drive, it needs to be partitioned and formatted before it can be used.
Check out the information and tutorial links at www.fdisk.com/fdisk

Now, sometimes, drives made by different manufactures do not work well when setup as master and slave.
You may need to try placing the new drive as master or slave on the secondary IDE channel.

Another problem that you may run into with older PCs, is that they cannot recognize some of the new large drives.

Chas

Collapse -

master/slave

by short4tx In reply to master/slave

The question was auto-closed by TechRepublic

Collapse -

master/slave

by dmiles In reply to master/slave

Apparently the system is not setup correctly or the Bios is not recognizing the drive.

Boot computer,at the startup screen press the designated key to to access CMOS configuration panel,check the configuration to see if drive is recognized

To access the drive without going thru the above step,double click my computer,if drive is in the pane,double-click the drive and it should yield the contents of the drive,or use Windows Explorer

Collapse -

master/slave

by short4tx In reply to master/slave

The question was auto-closed by TechRepublic

Collapse -

master/slave

by ahriman In reply to master/slave

"Cant operate..." meaning install to the drive? Using "X.." path instead of default path "C:/?..." for most programs? Most programs use the default install path of "C:/", to change drives just change the the letter to the drive that is slave during the installation. Or are programs installed to it and can't start from the drive? Are other files stored there? Are all the hard drives listed in the operating system? Definately need more info.

Collapse -

master/slave

by short4tx In reply to master/slave

The question was auto-closed by TechRepublic

Collapse -

master/slave

by opatzg In reply to master/slave

first does bios see both drives? if not then open your case and read the panels on them for the proper jumper pin setup for setting them as slave or master. If they are on the same controller cable then one has to be set master, possibly master with slave, and the other has to be set as slave. The master is the master for that IDE cable. Then you have your primary and secondary ide connections. If one drive is connected to each then they both should probably be masters with any other cdrom or whatever as slave. The jumper pin settings should be on the drives, if it is not go to the website of the manufacturer of the drives and download the specs. Often times right above the jumpers there is a little diagram with MSC for
Master/Slave/?Channelselect?, I've never had a drive work with
?ChannelSelect? (might be cable select) but you can try it if you like. I've always had better luck forcing the drives to behave the way I want.
Good Luck

Collapse -

master/slave

by short4tx In reply to master/slave

The question was auto-closed by TechRepublic

Back to Hardware Forum
13 total posts (Page 1 of 2)   01 | 02   Next

Related Discussions

Related Forums