Hard drive failing to allow machine to boot

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phillip - May 7, 2012 at 05:37 AM
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- May 7, 2012 at 09:15 AM
Hello,

i was trying to install an XP on my friends desktop machine . He bought a new harddrive and wanted me to install it. i checked in BIOS to see if the primary and secondary master were set at Auto. i inserted the hard drive but still it could not be detected. I took my own harddrive on my machine which was already working but again it could not be detected. i started thinking its the mobo and i removed the ram i listened to the beeps , to me it seemed the mobo is working fine . when i tried to return the hard drive to my machine it failed again like i have copied a virus or so. The power supply is not turing but if i remove it its working fine but displaying insert bootable drive.

I m really stuck i need help please

thanks


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May 7, 2012 at 09:15 AM
Hello,

Try this 1

If its a PATA hard drive then make your CD\DVD- drive as master and the hard

drive as slave. Change the jumper settings. You can find the instruction on the

CD\DVD drive and the hard drive regarding how to set your drives as

master\slave.

Good Luck
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