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I exchange hard drives in my computer the new hd is sata the old one was ide no

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July 30, 2010 6:25:23 PM

i exchange hard drives in my computer the new hd is sata the old one was ide now my ide doesn't work any more why?
July 30, 2010 7:17:25 PM

Make sure you have the proper boot device selected (The correct HDD in this case)
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July 30, 2010 7:54:56 PM

So, did you make the SATA unit the boot drive, and intend the IDE unit to be available for data? Just curious.

When you did the installation, did you change any jumpers on the IDE unit? I hope you did NOT! As you are aware, IDE devices have jumpers to set them to either the Master or Slave role. These settings are determined entirely by the IDE port, and NOT by the whole computer. So, even if you installed a new SATA drive and made it the boot device, it has NOT become the computer's Master drive! If the old drive on the IDE port was set as that port's Master and you did not change other devices on that same IDE ribbon cable, then it should still be set to Master as before.
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