Secondary Hard Drive Start Up

By akaakk ·

I recently installed a secondary hard drive in my computer, with both set to "cable select" the grey IDE connection (the slave) works the first time I boot the computer, then it doesn't see the drive on the second boot. The HDD light remains light all the after the second boot.

I have complete scans of the new drive, but nothing was found, I have switched power connections, but still run into the same issues. Any ideas??

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Set as Master and Slave

by dan.cox In reply to Secondary Hard Drive Star ...

Some times, depending on the system board or hard drive, the cable select option is flaky.
I would set the jumpers on your hard drivers for Master and Slave and plug them in appropriately. This way the settings are forced.

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