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Windows 7: Help with Installing two hard drives


27 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Help with Installing two hard drives

Hi good people.

Question with installing an Ultra ATA hardrive into a computer that already has a Serial ATA hardrive as the main drive with the OS. I understand that they have different connectors.

I have gone into the Bios and made sure IDE Configuration was set to enabled.

When i boot up, there is no other harddrive. The Ultra ATA drive does not show.

Can someone help me trouble shoot this. I would be very grateful.

Thanks!

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27 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Here is a picture of my motherboard.

Any suggestions would be great!

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27 Oct 2010   #3

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Did you connect the IDE HD to the Blue Primary IDE connector on the MB. Is the jumper on the IDE HD set properly to Master or Slave ?


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27 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

The blue ide connector is being used by the floppy drive cable. I will give it a switch and report the results.
thanks for the reply.
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27 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

I tried plugging into the Blue Primary IDE connector on the MB. It did not show up in Windows 7.

The hard drive i am trying to install is Barracuda 7200.9 Ultra ATA/100 250-GB Hard Drive. I have checked the jumper settings and i have it slave. I think that is correct.
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27 Oct 2010   #6

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

From my past IDE experiences, #1 should be floppy drive, #2 Primary IDE HD or CD/DVD, #3 secondary IDE HD or CD/DVD. floppy cable should be 34 pins & IDE cable should be 40 pins.


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27 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

thanks DocBrown.

Do you think it has to anything to do with the Primary HD in this computer is a Serial ATA? It is the HD with the OS on it.

I configured it as you suggested. I was wrong. The floppy was were it was suppose to be. The CD/DVD drives and the HD's were reversed. I have switched them to the correct slots. Unfortunatley nothing has changed as far as seeing the other HD.
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27 Oct 2010   #8

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Is the power cable seated properly ?




I have several computers with SATA as primary & IDE secondary & vice versa, all work ok.


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27 Oct 2010   #9

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Does the HD show up in the Bios setup. How about in

computer Management Disk Management ?


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27 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

I have checked all of the power cables. Look good. I am in the bios now. I only see the one HD. Weirdly it is listed as the Third IDE Master. The Primary, and Secondary IDE master are showing Not Detected. I am a bit of a rookie in the bios. Is this normal?
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