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having trouble with installing 3rd hard drive

Ok. To start, the new drive is fine. It is brand new right out of the box. I have my ide drive setup as such:
1st controller primary 6.4 gig western digital
1st controller secondary Memorex 24X CDROM
2nd controller promary 2.5 gig western digital
2nd controller secondary 3.1 gig western digital <-- The one thats being a problem.

When I set the cmos for all the correct (info from the hard drive label) and then boot into windows. I cant see the last drive and there is a conflict in the device manager with the 2nd controller.

But if I do not set it in the cmos (leave it as none)it shows up fine in windows, but apps like partition magic cant see it (since it gets the info from the cmos).

And I know that's not how it should be.

I have tried just about everything from new drive cables, moving the drives around. Switching jumpers and everything that i can think of.

Some one gimme a hand, I am lost here

Thanks in advance
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kapoorCommented:
Have you checked to see the jumpers on the harddisk with the problem has been set to slave?
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cckuanCommented:
first sth should be pted out. 1st what is ur bios version. if it is high enough, u should enable the autodetect function. second. the basic config isnt quite right. as usual, 1st controller shold have master = 6.4gig and slave = 3.1gig. 2nd  mas = 2.5gig and slave = cdrom. in this way thing should go much easier and beware of the master slave setting of drives. in conclusion it all depends if u have a new bios, if not things will be pretty............u know...
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aszureAuthor Commented:
Well I fixed it in the oddest way. Just for ****s and giggles I disabled the 3.1 gig in the bios and installed the western digital ezbios to that drive. Although the 6.4 gig worked fine with out the ezbios. And whaddya know, its fine now. GO figure
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theh95Commented:
Try the jumper setting like this list.

1st controller primary 6.4 gig western digital <-Master
1st controller secondary Memorex 24X CDROM <-Slave
2nd controller promary 2.5 gig western digital <-Master
2nd controller secondary 3.1 gig western digital <-Slave
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aszureAuthor Commented:
That's the way that it is setup
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OttaCommented:
> there is a conflict in the device manager with the 2nd controller.

Look at the details of this conflict,
to determine with what it is conflicting.
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aszureAuthor Commented:
Its fixed guys....Look at my previous comments
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OttaCommented:
If one of the above comments helped you answer,
please invite that expert to post an "answer",
and then "grade" the answer, to award points to that expert.

Otherwise, post a "please delete Q.10084247" question to:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/topics/experts-exchange/
so that the managers of E-E can remove the question.
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RhodieCommented:
Firstly disconnect the Cd_rom from the first IDE controller & connect it up to the secondry IDE controller.  Second take out say the 3.1gb hard drive & connect it up to the primary IDE controller thus your primary IDE controller should have the 6.4Gb hard drive connected up as the first drive seen on that controller & then it should next see the say 3.1Gb hard drive & then your secondry IDE controller should see the 3rd hard disk first & then it should see the Cd-rom..setup your Boot Order in that fashion as well.


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aszureAuthor Commented:
Thats how it was from the start and that was even worse. But from the comments I made a few days ago, I got the prob fixed
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jbrugmanCommented:
Is the new drive an ATA compatible and the others not? Set the jumper of ata capabilities to use 'normal' IDE pio mode 4.
Hope it helps.
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tedoffCommented:
Search your registry for an entry that says "noide" let me know if there is something there.
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gward28Commented:
aszure if it's fixed please remove the question or pick someone to receive the point's.thank you :~)
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kevcraigCommented:
Try switching the cd-rom and the western digital and see if you still get the same problem.
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rmarottaCommented:
If you leave the present proposed answer the question will be auto-graded, and your points will be awarded.
If you have the question removed, as Otta has suggested above, you can get your points refunded.
Regards,
Ralph

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