Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

Installing New Hard Drive

  • Please log in to reply



    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
okay heres what happened...iwas actually trying to perform a online virus scan but i was using mozilla firefox so it wouldnt run..i went to go dl internet explorer 6 when i got some really gay error that said it would perform an automatic error shutdown so iwas like oh [bleep] nd it shut off
so i turned it back on..but when it went to the log in screen for windows xp
i logged in but it automatically logged me off -_- i would reformat but there is some info i need that i stupidly didnt back up
so what im trying to do now is installing a totally clean new 160 gb Maxtor hard drive nd then putting my old one (the corrupted one) as a secondary drive so i can juss transfer it cuz itll juss b data? or something like that
but my problem is that...i did the jumper so itll b master drive..i set up everything to make it the primary one..but when i went to set up..it didnt recognize the drive and im stuck and idk what to do cuz i followed all the directions and stuff..but its still not working =/
  • 0





  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 857 posts
so you set the new drive as the master, which is correct. did you also connect the old drive to that cable? if so, did you change its jumper to slave?
another option is to just leave the old drive disconnected until the new one is up and running. then you can connect the old drive, which will still need to be set as a slave drive.
  • 0

Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP