dual scsi hard drives

I have a pc with the following setup

Win98SE
Athlon 3000/333 cpu
ASUS A7V8X-X mobo
1 GB PC 2700 DDR
Tekram SCSI adapter dard
Seagate 36GB Ultra 2 hard drive.

This sytem boots from the hard drive and functions normally with one drive. The drive is conncected to the SCSI adapter with a 68 pin cable. The hard drive is the first device on the cable. and the cable is terminated at the end. When I add a second SCSI Ultra 2 hard drive, IBM ultrastar 18.6 gb, the system freezes when it reaches the desktop. The second drive is conncected to the SCSI cable at the second position. It is partitioned and formatted. Is this the correct setup for adding a second SCSI hard drive? I must be missing something. Are there jumpers on the IBM Ultrastar drive that need to be set?

thanks
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bobo_techCommented:
I'm betting its a termaination issue.  

Lemme see if I got this straight, the cable goes from the SCSI card to the 1st (boot) drive on the 2nd position, then the cable goes to the 2nd drive on the 2nd psotion, then the cable goes to a terminator.

I'm guessing that either the scsi ID jumpers are set incorrectly on the 2nd drive (try changing them to something other than 0 or 7) and/or there is termination set on the 1st drive (if the 1st drive has the jumper set for termation on, it might confused the 2nd drive when windows boots).

And yes, there are jumpers on both drives that need to be set.  First drive should be set to 0 (it probably is since it boots)/termination off and the 2nd drive should be set to something else (try 2 for example).

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bobo_techCommented:
Whoops.. I meant to say "Lemme see if I got this straight, the cable goes from the SCSI card to the 1st (boot) drive on the 2nd position, then the cable goes to the 2nd drive on the 3rd position, then the cable goes to a terminator."

(3rd not 2nd position)
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