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installing hard drive w/o reformat?


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Check out this link and see if maybe you had the jumper setting wrong. Happens to me all the time, those pesky little jumpers! :tazz:

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Nope, they are correct. Each setting is actually written under the HDD next to the where the jumpers go (hard to explain but it says it write on the HDD which is jumper setting is which).

Thanks for the help :tazz:
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Have you ever had the 250GB hard drive connected to AND recognized on this computer?

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Yes, before my original primary master crashed, I used this drive as my primary slave.
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And setting it up the exact same way you had it set up before doesn't work? Can you get it to be recognized when its the only drive connected to the PC?

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Well theres no OS installed on the slave. But if I boot just the slave (as master) im pretty sure it is recognized. As I said it is recognized when hooked up as primary slave. By recognized I assume you mean by bios. It still cant be read and just asks for reformat.
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Okay I'm a little confused here. You just said it is recognized when you have it set up as primary slave, but isn't that what you have been trying to do all alogn? Forgive me if I'm off here, long day at work. :tazz:

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If I hook it up as primary slave, BIOS sees it and recognizes it. However once windows starts up then it doesnt see the drive as formarted, only saying local disk (g:) When hooked up as the secondary master bios didnt recognize it, but again it said local disk (g:) in my computer.
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What caused your original master to fail? Might it have also damaged your slave drive? Just a thought.
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I dont know exactly what caused my master to fail. It was concluded that is had a corrupt boot sector. I think it was just from getting run to much (hot) but I am not positive on that. I dont know how the first crash could cause the 2nd one to crash. I mailed western digital support but they havent helped yet.

Edited by Droog13, 12 October 2005 - 09:38 PM.

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Well if the first hard drive died from heat and the other hard drive was very near it, then it is possible that the heat from the one hard drive could cause the other hard drive to be damaged. Not likely but possible.

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They were in close proximity, but a few inches (and a floppy drive) apart. I am not even sure that heat was the cause, its just my guess.
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