I don't see what the jumper was set to ORIGINALLY. While that could help me formulate an idea I find it ODD to use Master/Slave today. Given almost all drives must be on 80 conductor cables, I use the CS jumper and let the master slave be set by the cable.
Another workaround could be to add the drive to the second IDE channel.
I have just installed a new internal IDE hard drive. The system was previously operating with a single disk. I have changed the jumper settings so that the original disk is set as the master and the new disk is set as slave. When I boot the system the bios report says that it recognises both the original as the master and the new disk as the slave. However, when win2000 starts to load up I get a blue screen error message saying
*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0x8187DB10,0xC0000032, 0x00000000, 0x000000000) INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE
The original system disk is formatted with two partions, with win2000 operating system on the f: partion/drive (which is where it was booting from) and applications on the c: partion/drive.
Any Ideas as to why it can no longer boot from the f Drive/Partion ?
Other drives on the system are; a: - Floppy, d: - CD Drive, e:- DVD Drive. If I remove the second disk and set the jumpers back to the original single disk settings, the PC happily boots into win2000 and works fine.