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Adding an Internal Slave Hard Drive


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Oct 4 2006

Hi,
Just got a new desktop PC. Want to take old internal 'C' HD from old PC and put it in the second slave port of new PC so I can copy data off it onto the new PC's existing master HD.

Upon reboot I keep getting this message:

PXE-E61 : Media Test Failure, check cable.
PXE-MOF : Exiting PXE ROM
(No bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key)

I checked the connections and the two slave cables (four prong and multi-prong) were fastened securely into place as they should be.

There must be a trick to doing this....adding an internal HD inside the new PC in the slave socket...and getting it recognized it as a new drive, without it causing a memory test failure.

Any advice and help would be worth some $.

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make sure you have the primary hard drives jumpers set to master and then the second harddrives jumpers set to slave and then it should work for you

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I got the same error when I stuck an old network card (NIC) in a PC. The network card was trying to become the bootable device, even though it was NOT first in the boot device menu. Solution: go into BIOS and disable network card as bootable device. The NIC still works, but BIOS ignores it when booting up.
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Oct 6

Okay, yes, the jumpers are now set and the PC accepted the new drives.

Another problem:

When I go to control panel > Network Connections it has my LAN and ethernet icons under hi-speed, but when I right click on the icon looking for 'properties', the window freezes, (no drop down menu), and the only way out is with Task manager terminating non-responsive process.
I now use a different firewall then the Win XP one, but my firewall settings are inaccessible, with error messages that 'associated services' (ICS) are not running when I try to open the dialog.

When I right click My Computer, choose Manage, then open 'services', I DO find that the "Windows/Firewall Internet Connection Sharing Service" is stopped and I am unable to activate or enable it.

The error message is 1068 : Dependency Service or Group failed to start. There are no processes listed under the dependency tab. Stuck. Will not Start. Brick-wall.
Start > Run > msconfig > Services lists this Internet/Firewall service checked and STOPPED.

What do I do now ??? :whistling:

Thanks,

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either post this question in the windows forum or post a link this forum is for hardware and you are more likely to get your problem solved in there

thats where the experts are

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