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Old 01-02-10, 02:29 PM
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Help installing a second SATA hard drive.

Bought a new 750gig SATA drive to use as staorage for my photos. I plug it in to the mobo and hook up the power supply. I turn on the PC and its trying to boot fromt he new drive. I reboot and go into the BIOS and go to change the boot order and it won't even give me the option of booting from the old drive! All it gives me as options is the new hard drive, and CD drive, and floppy.

What gives?
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Re: Help installing a second SATA hard drive.

1) make sure you didn't disconnect the original drive
2) the original drive should be connected to SATA port 0
3) in some BIOS, the original drive might have been excluded in the boot order. Add it back in.
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Re: Help installing a second SATA hard drive.

Thanks Zuff...I didn't think I'd have to manually tell the computer to make the old HD the one to boot from. A few menu options, some common sense..and it worked!

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