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Q: Adding old hard drive to new motherboard.

I have just bought a new motherboard/processor and had it put into a new case with a better PSU (given that my older system died recently ).I deliberately didn't get a new hard drive.
I intend to put my old ram and graphics cards on the new motherboard (they are compatible).
My question is - can I simply attach the old hard drive from my older computer with my operating system (XP) and files settings etc and expect there to be no conflicts when it boots up .?

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Preferred Solution: Adding old hard drive to new motherboard.

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Adding old hard drive to new motherboard.

Hi ohisay, and welcome to TSG.

Unless your new motherboard, BIOS and CPU are just about identical drop in replacements for the original parts, you will most likely have problems with hardware driver conflicts and getting Windows XP to run. If your PC came with an OEM version of Windows XP, I believe that the Microsoft license ties it to that that specific motherboard.

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Hi everyone,
I installed Ubuntu on my computer a few months ago and created another partition for it on my 1TB hard drive.

I didn't really care for Ubuntu so I decided to delete the partition it was on.
That might have been a mistake.

Well, now there's 87.68GB of free space on my hard disk that I can't use and I don't know how to add it back to my c: partition.

There was another post about this a couple years ago, but I don't understand the instructions and am not actually sure if it worked. Can someone explain how to do this, please?

I'm not completely computer illiterate, but I'm not familiar with partitioning disks. It was just the one time with Ubuntu.

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The unallocated area is actually an empty extended partition. You need to delete that first.

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Hi,

Well, I bought a new hard drive, and am preparing myself to install it. Read the directions, and trust that if everything is as it says it is, it will go smoothly. (big if, for what I find inside PC)

Anyway, it says to "back up" my data, programs etc...
I have a cd burner... what is the easiest way to do this, and is it absolutely necessary? I plan on leaving the old hard drive in, as secondary storage.

Thanks,
Debby
 

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ADDED 2ND HARD DRIVE - IT DOESNT SHOW UP UNDER MY COMPUTER - I DONT KNOW IF ITS FORMATTED OR NOT -CAN I GET SOME DIRECTIONS ----THANKS

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In my current system, I am running a lone 10 gig hard drive. I am a college student, so I am running out of space on it rapidly. I was home this weekend and my father gave me a 15 gig hard drive to use. The only thing is, 2000 is on my current hard drive, and 98 is on the new hard drive. I know how to hook the drive up as far as the jumpers go, I just need to know what else to do. I need to know how to format the new drive to get all the stuff off of it. I also need to know what I need to do so my BIOS will recognize the new drive. Also, I think that I have my CD-R as a slave to my current hard drive, can't really remember, I set it up a few months ago. Will I have to run another IDE cable from the rom to the mobo? Will I have to change the jumper comfiguration on the rom too?
 

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I'm running a custom built system, but want to add a used hard drive to the system so I can copy all of the old important files off it to the new hard drive. I had them all on an external, but the external failed a day or two after the backup, just my luck.

Is there any risk in me just plugging in the second hard drive to a SATA port? There is a lot of important data on it, so if it auto-formats or anything, that wouldn't be good.

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I can guarantee nothing, but if you haven't tinkered around with the BIOS or with the Windows everything should be ok.
You plug it in, boot up into windows, it may install some drivers after startup, but most likely the drive will just appear in windows explorer as usual.

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I am going to add a WD 600bb hard drive to my Dell 8200 with XP Home Edition. The existing HD is 40GB. I plan to use the WD600 as a slave drive to store digital pictures. Should I run into any problem
 

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Nope. But here's a Western Digital tip:

Set the jumper on your master drive to "Single Drive" thats no jumper installed or set the jumper horizontally in the "park" position. Then set the slave drive to the Slave setting.

You can also set both drives to "Cable Select" and just make sure you have your master drive on the black (end) plug on your ATA cable and your slave on the gray (middle) plug with the blue plug going to the motherboard or controller.
 

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I want to replace my current HD with a bigger and faster one but keep existing data.I have installed the new HD formatted and done a disk to disk copy using Ghost 2002,changed the jumpers to make the new HD primary.
When I boot up everything seems to be OK except that Disk management states that New HD (D) Healthy and old HD (C) Healthy(page file).But when I disconnect Old HD ,system only boots up to the welcome screen(display windows xp) and hangs.
Help please
 

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was the new hd the same brand just a bigger size
or a different brand?
 

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OK, after asking about compression and deciding not to do it I have one more query for today.
I know how to install the hard drive into the machine, but am just a little shaky on how to set it up after it is in the machine.
I know I have to go into the bios screen, but from ther I am not sure how to do the slave and master setup. Can anyone give me a rundown on this?
I am running XP home on an athlon 2000 mhz with 512 meg of ram. I figure I might as well do this today, I have to put a new burner in the machine anyhow.
 

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I am working on my boys computer they have a 2.1 gig hard drive and have just ran out of room. I have several extra 2.1 gig hard drives from previous replacements and would like to add a 2nd one to there computer. I have never used to hard drives.

Is it as simple as just installing hooking up the ribbon cable. (which is also attached to the primary) the current hard drive letter is c: will it add the d: automaticly and can I just format the d: without erasing the software on the C drive

I know this sounds like a dumb question but I have worked on computers and made very bad mistakes (LOL)

Thanks for you advice
Steve
 

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Yes, its straightforward, you will have to ensure that the jumpers on the 2nd HDD are set to Slave, then just hook it up as you described, ribbon cable and power. It should come up as D: and can be formatted or partitioned without affecting C:
 

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I have a Dell dimension 4100 933 MHz windows XP pro
Hard disk 20 GB

Can I add a second hard disk of 120 or more GB?
Is there a limit in size?

Thanks
 

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I've added a second hard drive on my XP Home machine. I set the jumper to slave. I't was recognized at startup. It is showing up twice on my device manager. It says it is working properly but I don't see it when I look for it with Explorer.

Any hints on how I find it so I can format it?
 

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Howdy Spudboy...

Right click on My Computer - Manage - Disk Management - right click on the drive in question, choose Partition, then right click and choose Format...
 

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Hey Guys,
My lap top broke last week, I broke the part where the power cord attached (I guess thats what you get when you try and step over your dog). I then bought a new lap top. But now I want to get the info off my old hard drive. So I went to the local store and got a cable adapter. I plugged it into the computer and thats when things went weird. The original hard drive (in the home computer)a sumsung sv8004h suddenly became the slave and the hitachi travelstar ic25n060atmr04-0 is now the master. But the computer (compaq) still boots up and loads windows xp2. So then I went to disc management and assigned the old harddrive G: (hitachi). When I was doing this I was instructed to format the disc, which is something I do not want to do because of all the info I had on that drive. (I realize now that I should have been saying the stuff onto CDs). When I looked around the computer for answers, i went to the C: and this is what it said the volume does not contain a recognized file system. Please make sue that are required field system drivers are loaded and that the volumne is not corrupted. I also went into the BIOS and did the auto detect and the system tells me that the harddrive is healthy. So whats my next step.
Thanks
 

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i want to add a new hard to my computer
the problem i have is i do not know how to set it as master or slave i know you have to use a jump pin but i do not know which pins i have to put it on
the original hard drive does not have any jump pins
 

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do you know if these are IDE drives
I'll find a picture
 

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Ok. I have two hard drives in my computer. A 20gb and an 80gb. The 20 came with the system and the 80 was later installed by a friend. I used it mostly for storage. I had to reinstall my os, xp home, and when I look for the second hd I can't find it in the directory. If it's wiped clean, then fine. I just want to know how I can set it back up as a storage drive.

Thanx,
elbob
 

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HELP PLEASE!!!

I am running 64MB-10 GIG-WIN 98 2nd addition on a gateway desktop. I need to know if the avg do it your selfer can add an additional hard drive to their existing system. If so what would be compatible with mine? And would I have to install a 2nd operating system or could I run it off my existing drive C?

If someone could offr some advice I would greatly appreciate it!!
 

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I have a P4 1.8 ghz w/XP and added a used Drive with Me os.... the drive shows up in the bios as primary slave and also shows up in Device Mgr and Disk Mgmt but there is no drive letter and it wont let me creat one ....therefore it doest show up in Explorer...also i do not want to lose whats on the hard drive....any help would be greatly appreciated...Thank You
 

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Since it's ME, try booting the system with a MS-DOS floppy, you can get a boot image at Bootdisk if you don't have one, and see if you can access the ME drive in DOS. I'd unplug all other hard disks during this process, that way there's no possibility of jumpering or cabling errors causing the problem.
 

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Hey All,

I just received a "MAXTOR ATA/100 200GB" hard drive. I want to install this HD into my system. I'm running 98SE for my "master" and the "slave" as a 2nd HD. I want to divide the "new" HD into 3 sections.....1/3 for XP-pro, 1/3 for 98SE back-up and the final 1/3 for a LINUX system. I know I will need a "Dual-Boot" software (I think). So.....my question is....how do I do all of this ??
Thanks in advance
 

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Here's what happened...

Yesterday morning a screen popped up while I was surfing and it gave me a count down of one minute before shuting down my computer. This was not XP related... I don't know where it came from, if it was a virus or something??

After the computer shutdown I restarted it and it went into "safe mode" only problem win XP wouldn't load, all I got was a black screen. Restart the computer again same thing, every option I tried in "safe mode" same result. I tried atleast 20 times.

What I ended up doing was removing a 1.3GB hard drive from my old 486 computer I had laying around and installed it in this computer. I install Win ME and hooked up to the internet.
Which is where I'm at now this present time.

Can I hook up my original 20GB hard drive to this computer and run off this 1.3GB drive for now?? How do I go about hooking up and running both drives??
Is there a way to fix the 20GB drive or would I have to delete all the info on it?? I need help!!!

TIA,
Anthony
 

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I have added a second hard drive to my system but I don't know how to format it so it can be used. It is recognized in the control panel and in BIOS. It needs to be formatted so it gets a drive letter. I know that I should know this, but I can't remember how
 

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Click Start>>right click My Computer>>Manage and then on the left-hand side click on Disk management.

Right click on the Drive and choose Partition/ Format......choose the quick format
 

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Ive got 2 ide hard drives and im adding a 3rd drive that is sata. ive installed the drive, hooked up power, sata card and installed the drivers, and in device manager it sees the card and the new drive, even tells me correctly how big it is. when i open windows explorer to move files, etc to the new drive i only see the original 2 drives. any ideas on what im doing wrong?

thanks!
 

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I want to get a bigger hard drive. How easy is it to back up the files from my old HD to a new one?
 

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If you want to transfer everything ie make the new drive a clone of the old one, you can use the utility that came with the drive. It will have an option to copy disk to disk.

If you want to do a clean install of the os and just copy your data / work files, you can connect just the new drive and install. Now connect the old drive and copy whatever you want. Most people use the old drive as backup and or storage.
 

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I was just wondering I have a 8 gig hard drive now. I am going to add a 2nd hard drive a IBM deskstar 14.4 gig. Should i make the bigger hard drive the main one for booting windows and so on, and leave the second one for storage. Or should I keep 8 gig as main hard drive and use 14.4 as storage. And if I do make bigger one for main for booting windows, is there a way to transfer all my files from hard drive to hard drive and make this possible. Thanks.
 

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I would keep your current hard drive as is. I would add the second drive and use that for storage. This will make things very simple and quick. I cannot think of any benefits of using the bigger drive as you main drive and moving your Operating system to it. It will just take a lot of time. That's what I would do !
Good Luck!
 

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I want to add a hard drive since my existing one is 12 gigs. Since the price has come down so much I waould like to get a 100 gig or higher. Will the new 7200 rpm hard drives work on older computers, or does it need a different interface?
 

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If the computer is older it's really doubtfull it has an ata100 controller. Depending on age it could be ata33, now the newer drives are suppose to be compatible but I haven't tried one in that configuration.
Another problem would be that the machine's bios probably won't recognize that large a hard drive
Now you could check for a bios flash for the motherboard if you have the info or you could go the route of buying a ata controller card, it would plug into a pci slot and you can connect the hard drive to it after you load the drivers for the controller card
Just some options and opinions
 

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I have a spare PC (running XP) that has a 160GB (or maybe it's 180GB) hard drive.
Something is wrong with the PC, I get blue screen of death, the previous owners took it into a shop and were told that it couldn't be fixed. So it was given to me for the parts. I already put the internal DVD recorder into my current PC (also running XP) and it works great.
now I want to take that spare hard drive and add it to my PC so that I have a 2nd hard drive. I think I understand how to hook it up. It is connected by a SATA cable,
and it should be set to be treated as the slave.
but my question is once it is hooked up and I start up my PC, will there be any likely problems/conflicts, like with the systems files that are in that new/slave hard drive?
I don't know if there is a big difference between adding a second hard drive that came from a used PC versus adding a second hard drive that came new/empty from the store.
(I'm not too worried about viruses, the previous owners barely used it and didn't really download stuff from the net)
 

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You shouldn't have any problems. Just set the jumper on the drive and pop it in. For most systems, that's all you need to do.

After booting up, go to Disk Management and remove all the partitions, create new ones, and format.

Right-click Computer > Manage > Disk Management.

If you have any problems, BIOS settings may need to be changed.
 

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My pc has the following drives ~ floppy, LS 120, H/D, DVD, DVD-RW. I wish to add a Maxtor 90840D6 H/D from a redundant PC which has the following configuration of jumpers ~ vertical over J50 and horizontal between J48 and J48. Problem 1 ~ I've been to the Maxtor website and this combination doesn't exist. Am I right to be wary that this may not be a standard drive, even though it worked perfectly in the old PC? I understand to remove all jumpers to make it into a slave. Problem 2 ~ all the cable connections are being used apart from one spare on the floppy cable. The cables are ~ one for the floppy (with spare connectors); one for the LS120 and the hard drive (no spare connectors); one for the two DVD drives (no spare connectors). I could sacrifice one of the DVD drives or the floppy (swapping the LS120 over). Any advice on which I should use would be appreciated!
 

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I am thinking of upgrading my hard drive on my other computer. I have currently a 40 GB on it running windows home edition. I want to upgrade to a 80 or possibly a 120 GB hard drive. The thing is that i dont know how to do it and was wondering if I could get help from this forum on how to put it in. Also i was wodering if it would be possible to keep everything that i have on my old hard drive and put it on to the new hard drive. Thank you in advance.
 

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hello everyone again..

I recently found that my hard drive has little room.. so I am adding a 100 GiG hard drive tom my system.. the only problem is i dont know how to do this.. i dont even know what i need..

If i was replacing my old hgard drive that would be no problem.. but im not im adding one to run along with teh 30 gig hard drive i have already, but im not sure if i have cables to connect another hard drive or how i set up windows xp to do that.. or anything.. does anyone have any resources to help me do this or to help me figure out if i need to purchase cables or if i have cables already in my tower somewhere.. and also what i need to do as far as changing things in my opperating system or my mother board etc...
 

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hello. i am new here and have perhaps a stupid question. i have a 6 year old Gateway that i am replacing with a new HP tower. my old (20G) hard drive has some programs and data that i cannot part with so i want to put it in the new tower as a slave, retaining everything.

the OS on the old drive is Windows 98. the new (80G) drive has Windows XP (HOME) on it. is this a simple operation? will i have Windows version problems?

any tips? do's? don'ts?

thank you in advance
 

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Hello. Let me first state that I am new to computers. Also I mostly use them for gaming. I recently got accepted to a beta for a new game, but it needs 30Gb for the install. I do not have enough room on my C drive for this. I do have another 74GB raptor drive not being used at the moment.

Could I add this other raptor drive to my computer and Install that beta game on it and play from there? I never had a computer with more than one drive so I really don't know how to utilize a second drive. Can I play games from that second drive or is only for storing data and pictures etc.?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. thank you.
 

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Hi Waxalot,

welcome to TechSpot. 30Gb for a beta game? nice! is this Diablo mulitplayer? or WoW? (just guessing)

Yes you can install a second drive onto your PC and install/run the game onto your second drive.


Hope this helps

James
 

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I have an old Digital PC 5000. I have successfully cabled in a 20G hard drive, now it is wanting to boot off the new hard drive. I think I need to set jumpers for a master/slave configuration. Can anyone tell me where to find (the info) or what this setting needs to be.? Or if I'm completelly off base ??

Thanks for your attention and support
 

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Hi I am running Win XP and currently have 2 hard drives. I was wondering if it is possible to add a third and possibly fourth hard drive and if so how would I do that

Thanks in advance
 

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you could put in a pci eide controller card this would allow you to put in another 4 devices
 

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Ok im running amd 1733mhz cpu, 1 gig ram, windows xp and everythings all good.

Now.... I have a 2nd HD hooked up now... but its not showing in my computer... it is alone on a IDE cable and it should be set to master ( there is no jumpers in it ) Its an old hard drive heres the stats 53073H4 and its maxtor!

Anyone have any suggestions ? ?
 

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I have an Inspirion 11-3162 with a 32GB drive.  Can I change it to something larger?  Thanks!!

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Unfortunately, not without replacing the mainboard.  The system was available with the option of a 2.5" hard drive - but the version that has a 32G eMMC doesn't have a connector for a hard drive.
You'll likely find that replacing the board will be 50% or more of the cost of the system initially.
Anything else you add must be external.

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I am trying to add a second HDD in the BIOS it is Secondary Master. When I boot up I get a blue screen with a error message.
STOP: 0x0000007k (0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
Unexpected_trap_kernel_mode
Beginning dump of phyical memory

I have a Abit vp6 Mobo 2-866 processors
cdrw drive on primary master IDE controller
DVD drive on secondary master IDE controller
IBM 60 gig HDD ATA 100 on UDMA ATA 100 controller Primary Master
Second HDD is IBM 30 gig HDD ATA 100 on UDMA ATA 100 controller Secondary Master. I am tring to install the second HDD for storage only. It has been partitioned & formatted
My OS is Win2k pro NTSF format
During the Boot the bios can see the second HDD in the correct place. If I dissconnect the second HDD and Boot no blue screeens and good boot.
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Hi guys. I was trying to add a second hard drive to my computer a while ago. Now I got a bigger hard drive, so I want to add new one, the bigger one instead. This is what happened when I tried to add the hard drive -- If I put one end of the cable into my original hd, 10gb, and the middle connector of the cable into the 1gb maxtor, and the end of the cable into the motherboard, it made the maxtor the 1st drive, and the 10gb the 2nd. The cdrom was the other thing that was connected to the mobo. Now, the problem with this is that my comp. boots off the 1gb instead of the 10gb, which I want it to boot off of. I can't get my 10gb to be the 1st no matter what I do. The only way that I can do this is by plugging the end of the cable that's plugged into the cd-rom into the maxtor, and then my 10gb hd becomes the first hd. So, basically, only the cd rom or the maxtor can live together with my 10gb at one time. But I want the 2 hard drives and the cdrom to live all at once, but for my 10gb to be my 1st hard drive, so the computer boots off of it.
 

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I want to install another hard drive in my computer(and still keep the old one), but all my Primary Master/slave and Secondary Master/slave positions are taken. How would I go about doing this???
 

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You can have up to 3 Devices per IDE Port. Set it as the secondary slave.
 

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I have 2 PCs (A and B) - both Win 98 and I want to move the HD from PC A to PC B. All of my documents, programs etc. are currently on PC A. I have a backup copy docuements but I was wondering if I can try to move it with everything on it. I imagine I'll have to do something different because both drive also have Windows on them. I could delete later. But if this will just make super problems because of registry etc. I'll do it differently.
I could wipe out HD on PC B then move HD from PC A and then do from there. Any one help on this? Thanks.
 

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Hi all,

I need some technical advice please if possible as I have installed a third hard drive sacrificing a cd drive I have my main hard drive Capacity 80GB jumper setting master showing 78GB, second drive capacity 200GB no Jumper present so acting as slave 189GB showing the third drive is installed capacity 200GB but only 31GB showing I have the jumper set on the third pin from the left I think it is cable select all my drives are Maxtor?s I have downloaded and run various programs from the Maxtor website but I still have a 200GB drive with only 31GB of room showing can anyone suggest where I am going wrong and or how I can get the max capacity showing from my drives any info would be gratefully appreciated

Thanks
 

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Are all HD's the same brand?

Showing as in BIOS? If in Windows, reformat the drive.

If the mobo is old, update the BIOS.

It's better to use either master or slave. Cable select can screw things up.

Modern mobos have SATA so they support up to 6-8 devices w/o add-on's. You can get an ATA/RAID/SATA PCI card and add more drives.
 

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This may seem basic to some, but I'm confused....I want to buy a second hard drive for my pc, but don't know what type I need as there are PATA and SATA types?? My PC is about 4 years old and has a 60GB drive with IDE cable attached......what type should I be looking for? I want a 160 GB. Also should I make this the master drive or just leave it as a slave, it will hold my music and photo files mainly? Thanks
 

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I have a Windows XP desktop and want to add a second hard drive. The hard drive that is on my computer is an EIDE 80gb. I plan to install a Maxtor DiamondMax 60GB 7200rpm EIDE using the slave connector on the primary leg of the IDE controller cable. The secondary IDE leg has a CD-RW and a DVD drive. I know how to jumper and physically install the new drive.

I need detailed instructions on what to do once I have the hard drive physically installed. I understand that I will boot up and then run "Disk Management" to set up the new hard drive. I have a copy of "Partition Magic 7.0". Should I use that instaed of "Disk Management"?

The new drive will be used for data only. I want to set up the new drive as at least four drives. I assume they will be D, E, F and G. I want to use the new D drive for general data (no more than 4GB), the new E drive for photos (probably 20GB), the new F drive for creating CD images (about 2GB) and the new G drive for scratch, like virtual memory for Photoshop.

Where can I find instructions on how to do this as well as information as to what kind of partitions will best suit my needs? I understand that I will boot up and then run "Disk Management" to set up the new hard drive. I have a copy of "Partition Magic 7.0". Should I use that instead of "Disk Management"?

I have a copy of "Windows XP Inside and OUT" by Bott & Siechert and I'm sure all the pertinent information... Read more

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Closing duplicate. Please see...

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=64045
 

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I need to install another hard drive to a PC. I have to retrieve information from a hard drive when the PC died (it is not a hardware issue). I am trying to install it to another PC so I can copy the folder that I need from the old hard drive. Any suggestions or links to a site that would help me out? Thanks in advance.
 

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It is pretty simple.

If this is a standard ide drive, check how the current drive is jumpered. If it is set to CS [cable select] set the new one to CS also. Connect the drive to the unused ide connector on the cable. The ide cable should have three connectors; blue to the mb, black to the master drive, and gray [which should now be empty. Connect the drive to the gray end. Connect a spare molex power connector to the drive. Power on the system. The os should find the drive and assign a drive letter. Copy what you need.

Note if the existing system does not use CS, set the jumper on the back of the drive you are adding to slave. Connect as above.

If this is a sata drive, there is no jumper. Just connect the drive and power. Restart the system.
 

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i physically added my 2nd hard drive, now how do i get it to be recognized if i put it as my slave? the main drive starts fine, but i dont know how to access the slave now. i went to the my computer screen, but the slave drive wasnt listed there...
 

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Can anyone tell me what size, 2.5, 3.5 or other my hard drive is on a HP Pavilion 6605p  and what is the largest memory hard drive I can add to it. I am almost out of space.Thank you;

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Hi, I can't find HP Pavilion 6605p  but HP Pavilion 6605f:      http://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c02549515 Given they are on a same family you can add 3.5" SATA II HDD to your machine. Your machine has 3 bays/slots for HDD's. Finding SATA II HDD is a bit hard now, you can use any standard SATA III HDD on market today. My suggestion: it is much simpler to manage HDD around 2TB and under. Regards. 

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How would I install a second hard drive? I have a Gateway G6 350, 128 megs ram, 10GB hard drive. I was given a 4GB hard drive thatworks fine. It needs reformatted and partitioned I
suppose. I was going to use it for extra storage for mp3's and such. Please Help!
 

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I don't know what your level of expertise is but if you are not familiar with the insides of a computer you might want to have a pro install it.

If you want to do it yourself, you don't need to do anything with the old one unless you want to erase it. I see no reason to repartition it unless you have a problem with the current partitions.

You basically have to mount the new drive into a bay in the machine close to the other hard drive. Each IDE cable has two plugs on it. use the unused plug from the cable going to your old hard drive and connect a power supply cable (you should have some extra ones in the machine) to the new drive. You will have to set the jumper pins on both drives to set one as Master and the other as Slave. The exact locations of the jumpers is different on every drive so you'll have to look at your drives documentation to find it. If you computer supports it you can also use the 'Cable Select' jumper setting that will automatically set the drive at the end of the cable as Master and the one in the middle as Slave.

The new drive will probably have to be partitioned and formatted and loaded with an OS if you plan on making it the Master.

That's about as good as I can do for such a general question in this type of a forum. If you have any specific problems, post back and we'll try to help. Good Luck!
 

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hiya im adding a new hard drive to my computer that i just wont to use as storage so that i can drop and drag files into i have put the hard drive in my computer already but when i click on my computer i dont see my second hard drive can someone help me please thankyou
 

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