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switching the boot HD- SATA HDs

by leofbastos / May 7, 2007 4:59 AM PDT


I added a 2nd internal HD to my Dell PC. What I want to do is the computer to boot from the new HD. I can?t get it to do so.

I copied my old drive in the new drive and switched the cables and where the cables are attached to the mother board and computer could not read/boot from the new HD.

Both the old and the new HDs are SATA.

Thanks for your input.

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So you copied with HDCLONE and
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 7, 2007 5:18 AM PDT
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I am not absolutely sure, but...
by ahtoi / May 7, 2007 7:34 AM PDT

I think SATA are consider to be a SCSI device. Try booting scsi on the boot "first" sequence.

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Just had this problem last week...
by cgarrity / May 8, 2007 1:49 PM PDT

If you want to switch boot drives, you have to go into CMOS. On my CMOS, I had to go to the "second" page which I think was called advanced. There, down one or two lines is an option to select the boot SATA drive. Again, on mine, I highlight the drive I want to boot and "move" it to the top of the 2 drive list. After a "save, the computer will try to boot to the selected new C drive.

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