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    Exclamation PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!

    Alright, i connected my blank mp3 hard drive to my regular computer and just loaded some files on it(msdos.sys, command.com, and io.sys). Now when i tried to hook it up again it wont load, it just shows all the setup things. I am positive i hooked it up right. I really need help, PLEASE!

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    Do you have the drive set as a slave or a master ?

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    how do i set it? or find how it is set?
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    you need to make it a system disk not just copy the files onto it

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    you dont have to but could you explian how to, or where i can find out how too?
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    You won't be able to boot from it if it isn't a system disk (cos it won't have the necessary boot sector for example). Don't know if you need to boot from it.

    Try the DOS command "sys" to transfer the system to a new disk.


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    i should've mentioned that the entire computer doesn't boot up, not just the other hard drive.
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    You can make any disk a system disk in DOS by using the command:

    sys driveletter

    so sys a: would make a bootable floppy.. or sys c: would make a hard drive bootable etc etc...

    You can also do it when you format a disk.. so:

    format driveletter /s
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    The fact that your entire machine wont come up, may very well be a result of the master slave problem. How to determin if a drive is in master or slave mode is usually written somwhere on the harddrive. If no text is available, look for pretty much any jumpers and thes three letters M S C (master, slave, cable) I have never had any succes with the cable select though ..

    The other guys tell you to "sys" your harddrive, this is correct, but they fail to tell you that you have to make sure that your partition must be set to active. this is done in fdisk, very easy just look at the main menu and i think it is item nr 2 ...

    You do however not tell us how far your machine goes .. do ytou have a blank screen, does it say no boot disk in drive (or something like that) or what



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