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can't enter bios with second hdd

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August 25, 2014 11:26:30 AM

So i connected second IDE hard drive to pc and now i cant enter bios to change boot priority,
(cant enter bios because keyboard doesnt work like im pressing bios button but it wont enter when hdd connected)

but when i disconnect the power from that drive i can enter bios again, when its connected theres just a flashing underscore after boot screen and i cant boot to windows from my windows hard drive(sata)
i guess it then defaults to that ide drive with files ,

btw can this be because i made that ide drive "logical" and not primary?

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August 25, 2014 11:33:55 AM

It could be a jumper setting. Make sure that (as per manufacturer) the jumper is set to the correct setting for Primary Slave if it's the second IDE drive you are using on the same IDE cable.
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August 25, 2014 11:36:49 AM

Carobthomp said:
It could be a jumper setting. Make sure that (as per manufacturer) the jumper is set to the correct setting for Primary Slave if it's the second IDE drive you are using on the same IDE cable.


my windows hard drive is connected via sata cable (its sata drive)
and i connected this second one via ide cable (ide drive)
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August 25, 2014 11:45:51 AM

teqq said:
Carobthomp said:
It could be a jumper setting. Make sure that (as per manufacturer) the jumper is set to the correct setting for Primary Slave if it's the second IDE drive you are using on the same IDE cable.


my windows hard drive is connected via sata cable (its sata drive)
and i connected this second one via ide cable (ide drive)


Sorry, I was going off of the "So i connected second IDE hard drive to pc" and it threw me off. I would try making it primary, as the SATA drive should work fine either way, and then if the IDE is set as primary master it should be recognized by BIOS and then you should be able to specify the boot order from there.
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August 25, 2014 12:10:38 PM

thanks for the help , i fixed it , changed cable and made bios reset.
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