Failed to detect new hard drive

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I am tyring to get NT to recognise a new hard drive that
I have installed as a secondary slave. Does anyone know
how I would go about doing that?

Will
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    When installing a new IDE hard drive on the same cable as another drive, you need to do four things:

    1. Set the jumper on the existing drive to "Master".
    2. Set the jumper on the new drive to "Slave".
    3. Make sure that you orient the ribbon cable properly. The red stripe on the cable marks pin 1, and must face the power plug on the drive.
    4. Make sure that both the ribbon cable and the power connector are firmly seated on both drives.

    These steps assume that you are using a flat ribbon cable to connect the drives. If the cable you are using has a small twisted section between the two drive connectors, then it is a "cable select" cable. In this case, set both drives' jumpers to "Cable Select", and plug the master drive into the end of the cable, and the slave drive into the middle of the cable.

    With either cable type, make sure you orient it properly (per step 3 above).

    Once you have the drive(s) connected properly, check the BIOS to see if it recognizes the drive. Windows should recognize the drive if the BIOS does, and allow you to format it for NTFS.

    If the BIOS sees the drive but Windows doesn't, then either you have misconfigured the master/slave settings on the drives (some BIOS's will still recognize misconfigured drives ... but Windows is more picky), or something is wrong with the drive. If the BIOS doesn't see the drive, then double-check your jumper settings and cable and power connections.

    Ben

    ----- Will wrote: -----

    I am trying to get NT to recognise a new hard drive that
    I have installed as a secondary slave. Does anyone know
    how I would go about doing that?

    Will
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    Have you assigned it a drive letter? What does Disk Administrator have to
    say about it?

    --
    Regards,

    Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    http://www.microsoft.com/protect


    "Will" wrote:
    |I am tyring to get NT to recognise a new hard drive that
    | I have installed as a secondary slave. Does anyone know
    | how I would go about doing that?
    |
    | Will
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    Thank you very much for that, very useful

    Will

    >-----Original Message-----
    >When installing a new IDE hard drive on the same cable
    as another drive, you need to do four things:
    >
    >1. Set the jumper on the existing drive to "Master".
    >2. Set the jumper on the new drive to "Slave".
    >3. Make sure that you orient the ribbon cable
    properly. The red stripe on the cable marks pin 1, and
    must face the power plug on the drive.
    >4. Make sure that both the ribbon cable and the power
    connector are firmly seated on both drives.
    >
    >These steps assume that you are using a flat ribbon
    cable to connect the drives. If the cable you are using
    has a small twisted section between the two drive
    connectors, then it is a "cable select" cable. In this
    case, set both drives' jumpers to "Cable Select", and
    plug the master drive into the end of the cable, and the
    slave drive into the middle of the cable.
    >
    >With either cable type, make sure you orient it properly
    (per step 3 above).
    >
    >Once you have the drive(s) connected properly, check the
    BIOS to see if it recognizes the drive. Windows should
    recognize the drive if the BIOS does, and allow you to
    format it for NTFS.
    >
    >If the BIOS sees the drive but Windows doesn't, then
    either you have misconfigured the master/slave settings
    on the drives (some BIOS's will still recognize
    misconfigured drives ... but Windows is more picky), or
    something is wrong with the drive. If the BIOS doesn't
    see the drive, then double-check your jumper settings and
    cable and power connections.
    >
    >Ben
    >
    > ----- Will wrote: -----
    >
    > I am trying to get NT to recognise a new hard drive
    that
    > I have installed as a secondary slave. Does anyone
    know
    > how I would go about doing that?
    >
    > Will
    >
    >.
    >
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