Intalling a new hard drive

Question

My computer has a Hard drive of 80GB and I recently bought a new one that is 120GB. I want to copy everything from the smaller one to the bigger one so I need to have both in the PC at the same time, however, when I put them both in Bios picks them up and they are shown in the Device manager of system properties but only one hard drive shows up in Windows. Can you help

Answer

This question was answered on October 28, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Hello there, this is arturo, After you have install your new 120GB hard drive make sure have had set the jumper setting to Slave and the 80GB hard drive should have the jumper setting to Master.

If they your 80 GB harddrive is sharing the cable with the 120 GB harddrive then change the jumper setting, If is a cable select then change both hard drive jumper setting to cable select.

After setting this setting you should see BIOS text on the Screen detecting the two Disk hard drive if you have a CD-ROM also will show.

Make you sure that there is no loose cable and unplug power.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on October 28, 2003