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sata2 jumpers and ide help


sata2 jumpers and ide help

got a western digital wd1600js sata2 hdd got it set up ok . my old ide hdd has win xp on it how do i set this up as my second drive its set as sec master on the jumpers .........

dvd rw and dvd rom set up on 1 cable as master sec master.

will xp set up my ide drive and format it for me or will i have to get a program etc :::
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Registered: 05-04-2007

sata2 jumpers and ide help


This sounds more like a case of making the SATA interface the primary channel, rather than altering anything within the IDE jumpers.

This can normally be done through the BIOS, un much the same way you set boot order between floppy, cd, and hd.

Kind Regards,