I have just finished installing a second HDD which I now want to use as the master and my old one as the slave. However I reset all the jumpers to make the new one the master with a slave, (as per WD instructions) and the old one as slave, but when I switch on it boots up from the old drive and uses the new one as the slave. It still has Win XP pro installed on it, how do I get to format it and use it a slave.
I can boot from either drive with the other disconnected, but now I have everything on the new drive that I need I want to use the old drive as a spare. But how do I get it formatted. Now that I have finished with it I thought that if I put it as the slave I could do it, but obviously not.
Can the BIOS see both Hard Disks and if so what does it identify them as? HDD 0 is usually Primary Master whilst HDD 1 Primary Slave - I assume you have Optical Drives on the Secondary ribbon cables. It could be that the ribbon cable is damaged, can you check by putting each drive alone on the end of the cable.