Want to add a second Hard Disk in my PC

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Mazharpn2 Posts 2 Registration date Monday July 8, 2013 Status Member Last seen July 8, 2013 - Jul 8, 2013 at 04:32 AM
 Mazhar - Jul 12, 2013 at 02:02 AM
Hi,

My PC is running Windows 7 Ultimate with new processor & main board. Recently, I have taken out an 80 GB hard drive from my old PC (out of order) running windows XP. Tried to add in my new PC. Once I am starting the PC, it's opening with windows XP from old hard drive. Mouse & Keyboard is not working.

Anyone, pls advise how to start my PC with new windows 7 adding old hard disk drives to collect the data.

Thanks in advance.

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jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Jul 8, 2013 at 06:16 AM
Hello,

Try this 1

If its a IDE hard drive then set the hard drive as Slave using the jumper. You can

find the instructions on the hard drive.

Go to CMOS settings --> Make sure that both the hard drives are detected -->

Set the first boot device as "Your New Hard drive in which Windows 7" is installed

--> Save the settings and exit from it.

Now you should be able to boot into Windows 7 and you can find your old hard

drive partitions in "My Computer".

Good Luck
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Mazharpn2 Posts 2 Registration date Monday July 8, 2013 Status Member Last seen July 8, 2013
Jul 8, 2013 at 11:52 PM
Sorry, I should mention it earlier, both are SATA hard drive. Can you pls, advise any other way? Thanks // Mazhar
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jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Jul 9, 2013 at 05:23 AM
Hello,
Try this 1
Go to CMOS settings and make sure that both the SATA hard drive got detected.
If there is a hard drive priority then give your new hard drive first priority --> Then under boot selection, set your new hard drive as first boot device --> Save the settings and exit from it.
This should let you boot into Windows 7 ( Which is installed in your new hard drive)
OR
Let me know your motherboard brand name and the complete model number.
Good Luck
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Motherboard model is Intel DZ68 DB. I have tried they way, you referred. But I couldn't choose the first priority boot device.

Pls help me to know the process based on the motherboard model number.

Really grateful to you for the help, so far you did. Thanks.
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