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Reply mark on December 18, 2008 at 12:29 pm working on a computer with two hard drives. I have a spare one which i utilize as of time while awaiting for its replacement. far from a computer expert I was able to use your information to find the missing step I needed to install my sata 2nd drive. When you Install Win 7, it looks around the machine for a second HDD.

I think anyone who is attempting to install a new hard drive themselves should embrace the inner geek and get the job done properly… Not that something like this even requires You need to go into disk management to fix this problem. They sell all kinds od power cable extentions and adapters. By the sixth you are talking about ‘SATA ports' and ‘SATA drives.

just look at the power connectors in your computer, then double check what connector your drive requires and go buy it. For Serial ATA drives (SATA), you don't need to worry about jumpers at all. Sign in to add this to Watch Later Add to Loading playlists... What I don't know a thing about is how will BIOS find it and will I be able to boot from the SATA PCI adapter?

I did a virus scan of the HD before transferring the files. solved Which SATA interface should I use for my DVD Burner System won't boot when I connect IDE dvd burner about to replaced old ide hdd with new sata need help please lat me know… Thanks Reply Mario on February 18, 2008 at 5:45 pm Dumb question??… Since the "S" in SATA stands for "serial", can 2 SATA drives be connected in Sata drives show as IDE in Award Bios How can I copy files from an ide drive to a SATA hdd to new SATA hdd?

i want to format it… thanx Reply Tim on January 1, 2009 at 2:16 pm All the Bickering that I read in the begging of this is absolutly POINTLESS!!!! I prefer the assurance to be able to boot from the optical drive in case of an emergency (failing HDD).I love to read your thoughts and suggestions. The system had two hard-drives, and the older hard-drive was seemingly working just fine, even with the same SATA cable and connected to the same slot on the Motherboard. The first hard drive is SATA, the second which came from an older computer is IDE.

However, when I loaded XP the icons did not appear and I no programs are on the hard drive. BUT if you never changed any jumper, then probably ignore this item.(d) If the unit still appears dead in BIOS, can you try connecting it to any other computer to see I will not eve try to describe all the other stuff I tried. If you read the M/B manual carefully, you will know.CoolGuy Report • #5 Manojputhiyakunnath June 17, 2010 at 02:58:57 yes coolguy I agree with you it doesn't make any sense or

Reply Jitesh on January 17, 2010 at 4:28 pm thnx man ur detailed xplanation has really helped to solve my problem..thanxxxxx Reply dany on February 3, 2010 at 1:04 am Any there is power gettingto the drive and the conections are secure. I am just worried about losing data. Great step backwards MS.

I know just enough to be dangerous to myself and all computers around me. These are available free from manufacturers web-sites, if you know the brand, or generic HDD utilities are available from If you conclude the unit is faulty, contact the maker's Tech Support people to arrange a replacement.Third (IF you can get the new unit to appear normally in BIOS Setup), you Such opinions may not be accurate and they are to be used at your own risk.

Report • #2 jefro June 14, 2010 at 14:07:30 It is possible that some old systems are not fully supported. Reply Paul on February 22, 2008 at 11:50 pm i have a SATA hard drive and their is a driver issue and ITS PISSIN ME OFF (sorry had to say that) thanks!! At this point, you may want to make some quick sketches of just how everything is in there: Which direction is everything facing?

Wow again thank you Reply Eric on October 13, 2009 at 11:16 pm Great instructions. I bought a new hard drive and used the Restore CD to format it. Pete and worked in Tampa "Seminole Heights" for a couple of years.

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In Windows 2000/XP/Vista, your new drive will not appear at all in My Computer until you format it. All rights reserved. That way in the bios you will have the hdd with the OS and the new dvd rom as part of the boot sequence options. I am literate, but not geek (all the way) … I have a Dell GX 240 Tower with 1GB ram,and its a 1.2.GHZ pentium 4 system.

If i were to plug it in, would it be able to recgonise it? Sign in 9 Loading... All I want to do is get the info off the drive and toss it. If there are no solutions for the IDE ribbon cable then this would be a possible option.

Have done this many times for hard drives that have a ‘bad spot' that didn't allow it to be recognized on boot-up. How about installing a new and different hard drive in a laptop? Then remove the mounting screws that hold the drive to the case frame. Finally after a lot of trial and error I removed the SATA dvd writer and connected an IDE DVD writer and Presto the Installation was succesfullThank you all the friends respondedyou

I have a sata3 SSD connected to the card and my Windows 64 bit Ultimate is on that SSD and it is my boot drive which I am using right now