If we use CS then we use 80 conductor IDE cables and for most cables the master is at the end and for many cables there is a color scheme.
"The three connectors are typically different colors and attach to specific items:
The blue connector attaches to the motherboard.
The black connector attaches to the primary, or master, drive.
The gray connector attaches to the secondary, or slave, drive."
We also must take care to not use the RAID IDE connection (YOU DO THIS RESEARCH) but use the IDE 0 (zero or lowest number connection.)
You might not be able to FORMAT an trashed drive. Instead remove all the partitions, boot the XP CD and about step 4 or so you can create a new partition and the XP installer will format it for you proper.
Hello everyone, I have this PC and the current HD has a virus on it, so I am trying to format with a new copy of Windows XP SP1.
The hard drive is an IDE and the jumper is set on CS. But when it goes to install Windows, it tells me "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed"
I thought this was a problem with SATA Hds???? It's a built PC, the motherboard is a ASUS P5GD1-VM
Please help. Thanks so much!!!!