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    Unhappy how can i connect my HD to the second head of the ide cable??

    how can i connect my HD to the second head of the ide cable??
    i need the extra lenght please help i'm desperate

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    Huh?
    Just plug it in... No need to adjust jumpers or anything...
    Or am I missing something?
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    my computer only detects it when it's connected to the first head when it's in the scond it does'nt see it in the bios and it says ioprating system not foud but when i put it in the first one windows loads normaly

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    It's quite possible that the cable you're trying to use is a Cable Select IDE cable... Go to a local mom & pop computer shop and buy a new ide cable for less than $4

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    well i'm all the way in haiti and i was wandering if ther could be some modification i could do to my cable to make it wor

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    Could the HD jumpers be on cable select? I have seen problems like that with a regular IDE cable w/ the HD jumper on CS. If it is change it to master. Don't they have computer shops in Haiti?
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    I still don't understand why it matters which one you plug the drive into.
    If it works plugged into the first one, why not leave it there?
    Are you trying to add a second device and it is knocking the harddrive off the chain?

    If you have 2 IDE devices on the same channel and they are both set to "master" (the factory default), only one will be master and sometimes none will be master.
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    Everyone tells you that it matters, when in truth, as long as they are jumpered correctly, it does not. Are you sure that the cable isnt damaged, and that the jumpers are set correctly?
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    they do have computer shops but things are not that cheap i could buy it for 3 times it real price so if i could make a modification that would be better for me and the cble is a regular cable. the reason i needed to connectit to the second part of the ide cable was that i needed the extra lenght to place it alll in the box . i moved stuff a litle and got it to fot in the first ide head thanks guys

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    Here's a possibility:

    Does your motherboard support ATA-66 or ATA-100 ? If so, you may be using an 80-pin IDE cable (blue connector goes on motherboard, black connector goes to master IDE device, gray connector goes to slave IDE device).

    If the drive(s) are running at ATA-66 or higher, you may have placed the drives on the wrong segments of the cable. It seems that ATA-66 and higher is highly specific as to the drive order (has to do with rising-edge clock timing).

    What may help us determine if this is the problem is the motherboard and hard-drive model numbers .. this will allow us to see if the system is potentially configured for ATA-66 + operation.
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