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Old 05-19-2005, 05:14 AM   #1
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Hi Guys,

In my many years of building and working with computers, I haven't encountered this problem before. I have a Maxtor 80 Gig hard drive set as my master and a Seagate 20 gig set as my slave. Something went wrong with the Seagate installation and it wouldn't boot up with Windows, so I hooked it up in an attempt to save my data. When I boot up with both hard drives connected, I get the menu saying that the previous boot up had an error and gives me the choices of Safe Mode, Last Known Good Configuration, and Start Normally. No matter which choice I make, the Windows XP boot screen flashes for a second and the computer reboots itself. However when I disconnect my Seagate drive, Windows boots up perfectly. Seems to me that somehow the Seagate Windows OS is overriding my Maxtor one.

I've also run the diagnostic on the Seagate drive and it tells me nothing is wrong...

Any ideas?
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What type of MB?
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Have you tried to put the seagate drive on the secondary IDE channel?
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just tried it....same result
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is this new installation? I mean was the system working fine then before and has now developed this problem or is this as a result of a new drive addition or something like that...?
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try your seagate also as master..then cs....then no jumper.. its worth a shot.
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wow...that worked....for some reason it would boot from the slave first....

anyways thanks for the suggestion
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It is a fairly well documented microsoft OS issue that the boot devices should be set to the master ide channel.
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