Can't install IDE drive

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  1. Khan

    Khan New Member

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    I bought a new computer that came with a SATA hard drive, and decided I was going to put my old IDE drive on it as master (it has XP and all my crap on it, and the SATA drive is empty) but it won't work.

    I connected the ribbon cable and the power cable. When I boot up, it says "Error loading operating system" but when I go to BIOS it recognizes the IDE drive. I looked around on google and it said to change "Auto" to "Large" in BIOS, but that didn't seem to do anything.

    What can I do to get it to work?
     
  2. Kelex

    Kelex New Member

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    go to bios, look for boot sequence/priority/order.
    make sure first one is the ide drive
     
  3. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Unplug the SATA drive and try booting. If it works, then there's a messed-up setting in the BIOS. If it doesn't work, then either your old drive is hosed or it's just not going to play nice with your new computer.
     

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