PROBLEM WITH MASTER/SLAVE DESIGNATION

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SICKADASHIT - May 24, 2009 at 07:01 PM
 SICKADASHIT - May 25, 2009 at 12:39 PM
Hello,
i HAVE A HP PAVILLION dv8210us 80GB HD AND IT HAS ANOTHER SLOT FOR A EIDE HD
I BOUGHT A 250GB WD (WESTERN DIGITAL) AND INSTALLED
I GO TO BIOS,AND THEN TO BOOT ORDER ,AND ONLY THE WD SHOWS UP
IF I TAKE THE WD HD BACK OUT AND DO SAME, THE BOOT ORDER SHOWS THE TOSHIBA(ORIGINAL HD)
HOW DO I DESIGNATE THE MASTER/SLAVE DRIVES IF THE 80GB DOESN'T SHOW UP IN MY BIOS
THNKS
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2 responses

stranz Posts 2 Registration date Tuesday April 14, 2009 Status Member Last seen June 7, 2009 1
May 25, 2009 at 07:30 AM
hi,
there is a jumper on the hard disk, near the IDE connector.
you need to switch the jumper to the slave mode.
see the top of the hard disk for configurations.
Highway72 Posts 233 Registration date Thursday April 2, 2009 Status Member Last seen July 16, 2009 11
May 25, 2009 at 05:54 AM
Theres always master/slave/cable select jumpers on the actual drives next to the connectors that need setting up on all IDE drives.
Thanks to all

After wasting much time trying to discuss this matter with the manufacturer of both the new HD and the Laptop,
I decided to try switching the HDs around.
Booted it up and now I'm back in business.
I can't believe that's all it took.
Now I have 250 additional GB for a little less than a 100 bones.
Not to bad

CHEERS !!!
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