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2nd Hard Drive not showing up in windows

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Alright hes the story

I rebuilding my previous rig in order to sell it over here in Israel locally. Computer parts are very expensive here. Im hoping to get 450USD for this thing. I had the post running only a few hours and got a few responses already

Heres some specs

MSI K8 neo sckt939
AMD Athlon 3200+ 2.0gh
1 gig ram ddr 400 2x256 1x512
XFX Geforce 6800GS pci e
40 gig maxtor ide
120 gig samsung ide
samsung 17" CRT flat



The problem is that I cant figure out what the pin configuration is at the back of the hard drives. Any ideas as to where I have to place that little jumper thingy?
post #2 of 15
For sale in here you need 35 rep points.
And for you problem,which of the hdd is?You only need to remove the jumper and plug into the sata.
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First off, you want to have both the primary HDD and the Secondary HDD on the same IDE channel, preferably IDE channel 1. Seconf off, the HDD farthest from the mobo, at the end of the ribbon cable, is the master HDD. Set it to "master", the other HDD goes on the middle connector, and set it to "salve". Or, you can just set them both to CS (cable select) and your good
 
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so are you telling me that the pin setup in the back doesnt matter at all? I should just completely remove them. I think sata drives dont require any little jumpers on the back. But I have IDE drives
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The slave dont need any jumper, but the master yes, it must be printed over it, or at the back, most HD do that!!!
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Originally Posted by machdown View Post
so are you telling me that the pin setup in the back doesnt matter at all? I should just completely remove them. I think sata drives dont require any little jumpers on the back. But I have IDE drives
No, it DOES matter, you either need to correctly set Master/Slave, or set them both to cable select.

There should be small letters by the jumpers, that'll tell you what the pins are for.

If you provide a closeup picture of the area w/ the jumpers, I'll tell you where to put the jumper.
post #7 of 15
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Hard drive is still not showing up in windows but it gets recognized at boot in bios. How do I set it to cable select?

Edit: In Bios both hard drives are set to ide secondary master and ide secondary slave
post #8 of 15
Follow my FAQ please : http://www.overclock.net/faqs/89757-...nise-your.html

Quote:
How to get Windows XP to recognise your newly installed HDD


Well as some of you have noticed when you install a new Hard drive into your system you will notice that for some reason it doesnt immediately appear within Windows. One of the reason for this would be that Windows cant fully read the drive as there isn't a Windows compatible partition on it yet. I will now go through the simple steps to put a Windows readable partition on your Hard drive so you can use it.

**NOTE ** These steps are to be used after the Hard drive has been physically installed.

**NOTE** When formatting the HDD as you put another partition on it you will lose any Data you previously had on it.


1. ''Right click'' on the ''My Computer'' icon, from the drop down menu select ''Manage''

2. You will now get a window pop-up named ''Computer management'' on the left side of the Window as shown in the picture below click on ''Disk management''


3.You will now notice on the right side of this window it will now display all your ''Drives'' within your system. From here locate the newly installed HDD.

4.Once you have done that ''Right click'' on the Newly installed drive and from the drop down menu select ''Partition''

5.Another Window will open with guidance on how to Partition your new drive. When it asks you what kind of partition you wish to implement you want to select ''Primary partition''

**NOTE**Remember that that this FAQ will only work once you have made sure that the HDD is physically installed correctly in your system.

There you go its as simple as that. If you have any questions then please just ask.
post #9 of 15
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nice thanks. gonna try that right now. windows is booting as we speak.
post #10 of 15
Dependant on the HDD manufacturer, the jumpers may or may not be needed. WDs do require Master and Slave jumpers when used on the same cable.
Check the manufactirers web sight for the jumper location or...
Most have an illustration or the PCB has the location written on it for the pin out locations.

Correct cable config
[]--------------[]-----[]
MB .............Slave..Master
    
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