Hard drive problems
Posted on 2005-03-03
I built this machine a few weeks ago and the the hard drive is bad, I got a new hard drive, exact same model and everything. The machine had been freezing up and becoming very un responsive prior to this repair. I brought the machine to my home for the repair and upon installing the new hard drive, the old hard drive becomes undetected in BIOS. Now, I know the first thing your going to ask, did I set the jumpers correctly. YES, the jumpers are set correctly but that is the thing. It does not matter where I install the old hard drive ( pri. master or slave sec. master or slave) It says uninstalled in BIOS but the funny thing is, with the old hard drive installed (IE as a master and the CD-ROM as a slave or vise-versa) then BIOS says uninstalled for both devices, if I unplug the old hard drive then BIOS reads the CD-ROM. No matter if it is set to no jumper, master, slave or even cable select. This hard drive booted into XP home just hours ago and now it is effecting everything attached to the same IDE cable. What is up with that???