Computer Repair and PC Support across the UK

As Featured in the Guardian

Free Computer Support Forum

Hardware Related Issues

Topic:

cant get my master hard drivr 2 pick up but it picks up slave

Posted by: gordon  m.      4 Feb 2011 @ 12:19
cant get my master hard drivr 2 pick up but it picks up slave

cant get my master hard drivr 2 pick up but it picks up slave

Reply by: Alan D. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Oakham, LE15      4 Feb 2011 @ 13:46
RE: cant get my master hard drivr 2 pick up but it picks up slave

Checking the cables. Check the settings in the BIOS.

Have you changed anything? Particularly the jumpers on the drive?

20 of 38 people found the above post helpful
Was this post helpful?  I thought this post was helpful  I thought this post was not helpful
Report this post
Reply by: Jon S. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Morecambe, LA3      4 Feb 2011 @ 14:10
RE: cant get my master hard drivr 2 pick up but it picks up slave

indeed - have you checked the jumpers?

what happens if you just try one drive at a time?

20 of 38 people found the above post helpful
Was this post helpful?  I thought this post was helpful  I thought this post was not helpful
Report this post
Reply by: Robin N. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Watchet, TA23      5 Feb 2011 @ 17:56
RE: cant get my master hard drivr 2 pick up but it picks up slave

Assuming you haven't changed anything; the master HDD has either failed or a connection is not making properly. Check cables (power and SATA/IDE) are properly seated at both ends. If they are & still the drive isn't seen by BIOS then the drive is probably dead.

20 of 38 people found the above post helpful
Was this post helpful?  I thought this post was helpful  I thought this post was not helpful
Report this post

Do you need computer support?