I'v added a 2nd HDD as slave, but when I tried to boot up the master wasn't recognised. Tried replacing the ribbon in case it was faulty to no avail. Removed ribbon from 2nd HDD and all ok. Any suggestions on what the problem might be.
seedie - jumpers are correct. pops - 2nd HDD was connected per your arrangement.
When I had the 2nd HDD connected, then booted up I got trying to auto detect Master, then trying to auto detect Slave. I then got a message along the lines trying other drives for boot sector. Not found insert bootable floppy disc. But as soon as I removed the middle connector from the 2nd HDD pc booted up fine.
krypt1c - -just a thought mate - - -your primary hard disc may have been set to "single" as opposed to "master" - -double check that it is now set to master and your secondary is set to slave. Whatr does BIOS say ? And if you boot up from floppy and fdisk, what does it say ? Does fdisk see both your drives ? And if I don't reply to your reply, I've nobbed off to bed - - well, once James Bond has finished ( sad I know !!!)