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    A slave to my old hard drive

    ok so i have this problem here, i have this old hard drive its a caviar 2540 and i think its acpacity is 540mb, iw wana put it uin my newly built pc just to use a a temporrary store without cluttering up my other hgard drive, but i dont know how to set it to slave, as you have guessed thius hard drive is over 190 years old,, or very near it, and i dont know how to set it to slave, currently from my old pc the little white pug is over the top l;eft pin and the one to the right of it, i think it looks like this, ill try to draw it wioth full stoips and X's to symbolize the pug,(jumper, i think that might be)
    x x .
    . . .

    but where do i need to put this so i can set it to slave, as i cant find any information on it anywhere i have asked everyone, hundreds of people, and i hope that the smart people at hexus vcould help m,e out with this one, as you havbent let me down yet,

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    • Allen's system
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    As there are only 6 other alternatives (if they go vertical), how about trying each one till it works? I'm pretty sure this won't cause any problems and it should only take a few minutes (only need to go into BIOS to see if it's recognized).

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    smart idea mate
    but does the weee thing have to be there?

    or could it be an option tio take it off completely?
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    Removing it completely sometimes sets it to cable select (not in all cases though) which might prove useful to you

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    ok, so i pissed about till i got the right one byt now thweres another problem, the pc booted up, its runnign ok, and wen i came into xp, it said found new hard haware wdc 2540, which is what it is, and then changed to found new hard ware diisk drive, butit isnt in my computer, how do i get xp to see it?
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    sorryactually wen i right click on my primary hd, and go to propertiews i can see the hard rrive there, but how do i get it to appear in the main my computer window?
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    right click my computer > manage > disk management

    should be labelled as Disk 1
    u need to format it/setup partition info etc

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    I w ould; hafe proviided; a usefel answar toi this, thead. buit i cudnt;make out, a sin gle woird of iiit.

    Cr4iG

    EDIT: Just a little something...

    Please before you post next time mr_anderson187, read through your post BEFORE you press the "Submit" button. Ta.
    Last edited by Craig; 11-02-2004 at 07:56 PM.

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