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Trying to replace harddrive

by geddoe / January 29, 2009 8:32 PM PST

I got two harddrives in my IBM netvista, one with my windows xp OS and another 20gig drive on teh side. Im trying to replace the 20gig with an 80gig but whenever i try that or even remove the 20gig i get a '1962: OS not found' error. The second drive doesnt contain anything relevant to the OS so why can't I replace the drives. I dont know much about jumper settings but the main drive didnt have any and the second was set to 'cable select'

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Tell a little more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 29, 2009 9:48 PM PST

Cable Select is today's best way to use IDE 80 conductor connections and cable. But you left out a small detail such as where this drive is connected.

Tell more like this.

One end of the cable is on the motherboard, it's BLUE.
From the motherboard along the cable the next connection is GREY and attached to my ______ Make, Model hard disk.
At the other end of the cable is a BLACK connection and it's connected to my _____ Make, Model hard disk.

Just a wee bit more.

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And just as an experiment ...
by Kees Bakker / January 29, 2009 9:55 PM PST

what happens if you remove the OTHER disk and reboot?


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Well, I'm an idiot...
by geddoe / January 30, 2009 5:06 AM PST

Turns out I've confused between the two drives and I've been frantically removing my main drive for the 80gig -_-''

The first reply was just as helpful as the whole time I didn't realize the black cable was for the master drive which is where it was.

So I actually did remove the 'other' drive and almost dropped a brick when it booted until I realized what I've been replacing the entire time. Swapped the 20 for the 80gig and now everythings working perfectly. Thanks fellas.

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Glad we could help. Thanks for posting back.
by Kees Bakker / January 30, 2009 5:10 AM PST
In reply to: Well, I'm an idiot...

A new view on a problem often does wonders if you're stuck.


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