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Ok my bios isnt recognizing the HD and CD Drive! i think it has to do with the jumpers! ok so should i put the HD as Primary and in the Blue IDE slot i n the mobo right? what about the CD drive put it as Secondary? so i need helping on where to connect the HD and CD-D in the mobo,how to make Bios recognize it and how to set up the jumpers and which ones to set to primary or secondary!


P.S. I only have i CD-D and no Floppy
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Take the jumpers off both drives. You shouldn't but heh. It defaults to cable select, I think.

Either way, set them both to cable select. On different ribbons.
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Ok thanks it worked but now i get a Disk read error????? ***
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is there anything on the hard drive?
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yeah its the Hard drive i had on my old computer! it has some stuff on it nothing imopartant so i can erase if i need to
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Thats because there isnt a readable partition on it most likely.
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so what do i got to do?
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reformat see if that helps
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