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Drive Conflict

  • Hard Drives
  • Computer
  • Windows Vista
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
December 15, 2008 2:51:15 PM

Recently added a second hard drive to my Vista Ultimate desktop. Drive was
seen in the 'manage' option of my computer but not in 'my computer' after the
drive was formatted. Only remaining option was to make the drive 'active'.
After doing so the drive was seen in my computer. Regrettably, after
rebooting, the boot process is interupted because the new drive is searched
first for an operating system. Fortunately, the BIOS allows me to select the
dive with the OS. The problem is that the selection is not persistent and I
must return to the BIOS option to make the switch. I see that the newly
added drive is not only listed as active but the primary partition. I see no
way to ammend the settings so that the first drive is active, primary and the
first drive sought for an OS. I would think that changing the jumper settings might help but would rather await an informed reply first. Guidance sought

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December 16, 2008 8:55:43 PM

I assume that you have 2 IDE hard drives. Use the jumpers to make your primary drive master and your secondary drive slave.