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BIOS doesn't detect hard drives


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rumble291

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Ok i want a slave so i can run all my games of 1 and the core files on the other but my BIOS only detects 1 hard drive could this be because they both have windows on it as it is out of my old computer. Please help!

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Kurt
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Hi Kurt

No, the contents of a hard drive does not affect whether the bios recognises it or not. The chances are, one or both of the drives have been configured incorrectly.

To start with, make sure that the slave drive is connected to the middle plug on the IDE ribbon cable, with the master at the end.

If you have already done this, then let me know the make & model of both hard drives. This will be printed on the label on the top of each drive.
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Have you changed the jumpers on the back of the drives, so 1 is master, and 1 is slave... your PC wont detect them if they are both set to master
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Thanks, It was the jumpers on both they were set to master lol opps. Thanks again,

Kurt
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