I had an external hard disk and i installed an XP on it, and unplugged it. then when i restarted my pc, it said no drive found. then i checked the bios, it shows the hard disk as third ide master, but not as the primary master. Now how do i reset my internal hard drive of my pc as the primary master. I have a SATA drive and its not having any provision for making it a master or slave, there are no pins visible at the back. any ideas..what should i do..??
Hi, I tried the way you said, I could restart my hard drive, i removed the SATA and put in the IDE drive, then i installed the XP operating system, updated to SP3, after that i decided to put the SATA drive as the slave, but as soon as i connected it, my computer doesnot even boot now. My question is will the pc behave in a absurd manner if i connect a IDE drive with a roudn pin power cable and connect a SATA drive with a SATA power cable, will this kind of a connection make the pc unstable, or bust the power supply or something like that. The pc just doesnot want to start even after remove the SATA drive. Any ideas..! where did i go wrong..???