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Glenndalf the grey

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Hi All , I hope you can help with the following problem i'm having . I am running Win XP but it is more of a hardware problem . Iam trying tofit a new hard drive to my system ,and clone across theimage of my current hd . the problemis when Iconnect the 2nd hd as a slave to the system it freezes the computer at the bios when detecting ide drives .If I connect the new hd to the sys on its own it is detected as a slave . I have tried connecting on the ide cable before the current hd and after but to no avail it still freezes .I know this type of hd will work as I installed one before , but it went faulty!!! , it is a seagate / maxtor btw .do you think connectingiton the second ide cable would make a difference ? . i am trying to avoid this due to case/space limitations .
Any help would be greatly received
Many thanks
GTG
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Germando

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Welcome,

Try two things first, check the jumpers on both hard drives. Second, try a different ide cable.

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rshaffer61

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Something I noticed along the same lines Germando suggested. In your original response you mentioned nothing about changing the jumper on the original drive to master with slave present or a variation of that. It is different depending on the manufacturer of the drive.
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Glenndalf the grey

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thx guys I'd not thought of changing the jumper on the first drive i'll give it a go and let you know the outcome .
many thx again
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No problem and let us know how everything works out. :)
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