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Disappearing Hard Drives

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FoMoCo1

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#1
As I turn on my PC it doesn't recognize my 2nd HD.

I have to go into Bios setup to boot config and "restore defaults". Then, restart in safe mode. Still not there. after another reboot(normal) it will be there like nothing happened.

My PC manufacturer says it is a windows problem and I should reinstall windows. Before I do that I thought I should querry here first.


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#2
I would make sure that the jumpers are set correctly and they are plugged into the corresponding connector on the IDE cable.

Master = end of cable
Slave = middle of cable
 
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FoMoCo1

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#3
Set jumper as slave or cable select? as I have another hd on IDE 2 which is set as slave.
 
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FoMoCo1

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#4
I think I can, I think I can...
I didn't think that there was that much difference between slave and cable select, but It seems to have straightened it out for now.
 
#5
I have found in the past that some drives (usually if you have 2 different manufacturer's drives on the same chain) require you to set them as slave or master. Sometimes they don't like to work on "cable select" Glad to hear it worked for you.
 

Hipster Doofus

Good grief Charlie Brown
#6
Originally posted by FoMoCo1
I think I can, I think I can...
I didn't think that there was that much difference between slave and cable select, but It seems to have straightened it out for now.
So much for the advise you got from the manufacturer. :rolleyes:
 

j79zlr

Glaanies script monkey
Political User
#7
Its funny, because M$ would of told you it was hardware :)

I never use CS, just because it doesn't seem to always work, but setting the jumpers correctly and placing them in the right position on the cable does.
 
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FoMoCo1

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#8
After only using a computer for about 2 years, this website has been the most help.
I will definately recommend it to all my friends.
Thanx people :cool:
 

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