master/slave setup problems
Posted on 2004-11-06
i have an old compaq desktop which until recently only had a 340mb hdd. now i found a newer 2 gig hdd that i want to connect as a slave to the 340mb one, because its only good for storage (its hard to load windows onto). anyways i got a cable so i could hook up a slave and master to the system board, and thats exactly what i did, making sure to put the jumpers in the correct position. when i boot the computer it does a mem test and then after a short pause it displays:
1790-disk 0 error
1791-disk 1 error
press F1 to boot
Non-system disk or disk error
replace and strike key
it goes along those lines, and it doesnt seem to work after i choos the boot option. ive tried to clear the cmos settings but that didnt work. it said system options not set blah blah blah checksum error, using default values. then it reboots and im back to step one.
ive tried hooking only 1 hdd up to the ide cable but i get a error for disk 0 and a failure for disk 1.
ive tried entering cmos/bios but i just cant seem to get in which really boggles my mind. ive tried every key combination on the planet and i still cant seem to get in.
has anyone ever had this problem before? ill take all the help i can get