XP Won't Boot

Why window XP won’t boot after adding another hdd. The configuration is using same IDE cable where middle is connect to hdd slave (contains same OS as hdd master) & other end connect to hdd master?
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  1. Hello, it sounds like you didn't hook your HDDs up properly.

    Each HDD needs to be hooked up to system bus and power, those are two different cable bundles.

    from your post it seems that you hooked one HDD into another...
  2. The IDE master cable contains 3 socket, 1 at middle & the other at end. So after 1 end connect to mobo, middle is connect to the hdd which is assign as slave, and the end is connect to hdd master. Both hdd is supplied by power. Is it correct way, please advice.
  3. AntiZig said:
    Hello, it sounds like you didn't hook your HDDs up properly.

    Each HDD needs to be hooked up to system bus and power, those are two different cable bundles.

    from your post it seems that you hooked one HDD into another...



    The IDE master cable contains 3 socket, 1 at middle & the other at end. So after 1 end connect to mobo, middle is connect to the hdd which is assign as slave, and the end is connect to hdd master. Both hdd is supplied by power. Is it correct way, please advice.
  4. That seems to be good. Are your jumpers set correctly?

    What is your BIOS boot order? master should be first

    if all that is correct, then what error is XP giving you on boot?
  5. AntiZig said:
    That seems to be good. Are your jumpers set correctly?

    What is your BIOS boot order? master should be first

    if all that is correct, then what error is XP giving you on boot?


    Boot sequence is set to, CD - hdd - floppy - others
    The jumper is set correctly, the slave hdd is Maxtor where no jumper set = slave & Hitachi is set to master accordingly.
    After reinsert the socket and try, it's booting & window recognize the slave disk. May be the socket is not properly insert.
    Thanks guy.
  6. ah alright, so maybe it was a faulty connection somewhere. glad it's working now :)
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