Hi all, tis me again! ;o)Just wondering about connections and stuff with the motherboard from devices like Hard-Drives.I've got a new CPU, AGP card and PSU to install. Now the HSF for my CPU is quite heavy and requires a backplate for the retention frame, thus I have to remove my motherboard and make the alterations.To remove the motherboard I have to disconnect all the hardware devices, the hard drives in particular. Now I have currently 4 of them all doing their own thing (2 SATA in raid 0).When I re-assemble everything, would it make a difference which PATA/SATA sockets i plug the drives into??? would I have to plug the drives into exactly the same ports as before?Basically i'm worried that when i've installed everything that my XPpro installation will decide not to boot or throw a wobbly!Any ideas anyone?Thanks
If in doubt, disconnect all drives but 'c', do your updates then add the rest of the drives 1 at a time and let windows sort then out.
... i could take on the task of a sticker label method for the cabling.I have a bad feeling about this...things are going to get very confusing.
Use the sticky label idea could save you a lot of grief later trying to work out which goes where.
it shouldn't make a difference which sockets i plug the drives into... but you never know with windows...
Not so Im afraid if you plug your raid drives in the wrong way it wont work.[past experience]
Yes it does make a difference.you need to make sure your drives are plugged in correcty or your BIOS may not find the op system on the drive it tries toboot from. the sticky label solution sounds like the easest and srest idea.
..being the exception, but that the only 2 onboard SATA sockets i have.I will just label them i think.Thanks all. ;o)
I'm going to make an ASR disk(automatic system recovery) just incase.Thanks again.
Make notes put stickers on things if you are not sure. so they all go back in the correct slots
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