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Ok I went out today and got two new 200Gb hard drives. I got home and tried to install them both but computer regused to boot up with the two new 200Gb hard drives my old 80Gb and a CD DVD drive. So I unpluged one of the new hard drives wich was attached to the same IDE cable the CD DVD drive was and the computer booted up fine. The computer then recognize it fine and I set up up as additional storage, then I plugged back in the other hard drive and unplugged the DVD drive and again computer booted up fine. The probles is when I try to connect everything together, 2 hard drives in one IDE connector and one hard drive and the DVD drive in the other IDE connector, computer wont boot up. I alrady make one master and one slave in each IDE controller but still it wont boot up. Do you guys know if I need any additional drivers or if I have to change anything in the bios to make this work???

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Which ones did you make master and slave?

I am imagining this:
IDE1 - 80GB O/S Master (on the connector at the end of the cable), 250GB Slave (connector in the middle of cable)
IDE2 - DVD Master (on the connector at the end of the cable), 250GB Slave (connector in the middle of cable)

Do you have the boot order correct in the BIOS?

This isn't exactly a solution to making all four drives work, but if it was my comp I would create a partition on one of the 250GB drives for my operating system rather than using the 80GB drive. That way you would be back down to three drives - a configuration that would work. I would also do that if the new drives were faster than the 80GB one.
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