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Boot to slave on primary IDE controller

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by goss, Dec 26, 2003.

  1. goss

    goss Guest

    Hi ng.

    System specs:
    MB Soyo Dragon Platinum edition
    CPU Intel P4 2.53GH
    RAM 786MB

    Have 60G Maxtor j'd to Mstr
    10G Western Digital j'd to Slave

    A look at CMOS during boot confirms 2 IDE devices as I want on Primary
    2 IDE devices on secondary: CD and CD Burner

    Running win2k pro on both drives
    When login screen appears, as though no setup previously.
    Screen is default to win2k pro install with basic drivers for video
    Unable to login. No mouse, no keyboard input accepted

    Shut down. Removed slave drive
    Now all works as expected

    Any tips as to what is going on?
    goss, Dec 26, 2003
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  2. goss

    Ron Cook Guest

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    Have you determined that the slave drive will, in fact, work by itself as a
    master (boot) drive ?
    Your easiest method of testing this is to remove the current boot drive, set
    the slave drive to master, and try using it as a boot drive.

    If it does work as expected then I'd suggest the following:

    Install your current boot drive as it is now.
    Install the CD-Rom drive as the slave on the primary IDE channel.
    Install the second hard drive as master on the secondary IDE channel.
    Install the CD burner as the slave on the secondary IDE channel.

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    Ron Cook, Dec 26, 2003
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  3. goss

    goss Guest

    Thanks Ron

    The drive will boot as master in a different system
    I want to make it slave so i can backup/fdisk/reinstall

    I will try your suggestion of switching IDE devices around
    and respond with outcome

    goss, Dec 26, 2003
  4. goss

    goss Guest


    Switched all IDE devices around still would not work
    Took both CD ROM out od mix.
    Now Mater on C-1
    Slave on C-2

    Still booted to Slave
    I installed basic video driver and backed up wht I needed so I can fdisk

    Thanks for your help
    goss, Dec 28, 2003
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