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How to change my old Hard Disk from Master to Slave

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January 15, 2005 11:55:01 PM

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How to I change my old Maxor HD from a Master to Slave. I bought a new master
HD but the old HD takes over as Master no matter how jumbers or cables are
set up. I don't want to lose the data on the old HD. I use XP Professional.
Please reply to --tomshare@yahoo.com
January 16, 2005 12:47:01 AM

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If you mean that the old hard drive is still the C Drive, then this is
becasue Windows was installed on it and the boot files direct the system to
regard this as the C Drive.

If you mean that it should be the Primary Master IDE drive, just check in
BIOS to see what is reported under IDE interfaces, for Master and Slave [Hard
Drive Make, Model and SIze]: it may be that you have succeeded in your
physical installation.

If you want to ensure that the drives are properly cabled, then set them
both to Casble Select and see what is reported in BIOS when you move the
drive to the first or second position on the cable.

"tomshare" wrote:

> How to I change my old Maxor HD from a Master to Slave. I bought a new master
> HD but the old HD takes over as Master no matter how jumbers or cables are
> set up. I don't want to lose the data on the old HD. I use XP Professional.
> Please reply to --tomshare@yahoo.com
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