I am trying to install a second HDD. I have connected the power cable, connected the second HDD on the same IDE as the first HDD, and set the jumpers to Master/Slave (the former set to the originall HDD, the latter to the new HDD). But when I Bootup, the message appears 'disk boot failure. Insert system disk and press enter.' I'm sure somebody knows what to do - please advise! Thanks.
Have you left a floppy/CD in any of the drives. do your drives support Cable Select, if so try that, are you absolutely sure you have the Master/Slave configuration set correctly. What OS are you using?
I looked in Bios and it shows 1st boot - floppy, 2nd boot - cd rom, 3rd boot - hdd-0. I did not think this was right so swapped the 1st and 3rd, but this had no effect. Also, no other HDD was showing. The IDE cables are connected correctly, so i don't think it is this. The computer does boot-up when i change the master/slave configuration of the 2 hdd, but the new hdd is not detected? I then
tried each master/slave configuration but that did not work either. so i can either boot the system which detects the original hdd but not the new one, or when i change the master/slave jumper the system displays the message 'disk boot failure. Insert system disk and press enter.' the operating system is windows.
Put the jumpers to cable select and see if that helps. Otherwise the master should be at the end of the cable and the slave in the middle. You could also try puting the new drive on the secondary ide cable.