hard disk problem

sir
i am having one pentium 66mhz machine.
my mother board is accepting only one harddisk and cdrom.

my mother board having ide1 and ide2
i am using ami bios

if i connect harddisk to primary master it is accepting.if i connect same to primary slave or secondary master or secondary slave it is not accepting.but primary slave accepting cdrom.

it is a bios problem or mother board problem.

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s.jagadish
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satwaCommented:
Go into Bios and make sure that the secondary IDE controller
is ENABLED in Bios.

please post your findings here.
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SJECCPAuthor Commented:
sir

it is enabled.

s.jagadish
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williacrCommented:
You are going to have to have the booting Hard drive on the Primary Master. The reason it fails is it is looking for a master device on that primary IDE. Your Bios may see the Hard drive on IDE2 as secondary master or slave but you will not be able to boot to the secondary with out a primary master. if you are trying to conserve your secondary IDE for future Hard drives just make your Harddrive master on IDE1 and the CD-Rom slave on IDE1 with a double IDE data ribbon.
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